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Baithauwa Chicken

Easy to do curried chicken cooked with onion, tomatoes and spices

This is a very easy to do chicken curry also called Bachelor’s Chicken Curry! Chicken, onion, tomatoes, spices are all sealed together in a pot and slow cooked to infused maximum flavors. Needless to say, it turns out delicious!


  • 1 kg chicken
  • 12 to whole red chillies
  • 3 large onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ginger (chopped)
  • 8–10 cloves garlic + 1 whole garlic pod
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • 8 whole black pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup mustard oil
  • fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1tsp kasuri methi


  1. Lightly roast the cumin seeds and the coriander seeds till fragrant. Cool and grind coarsely.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add in the chopped onion, whole spices, oil, chopped ginger, slit green chilies, the garlic pod and mix well. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken, beaten yoghurt, chopped tomatoes and 2 cups of water.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil to medium hot and add in the garlic cloves and whole red chillies. Add to the chicken and mix well.
  5. Seal the pot with a tight lid and cook on slow fire for 40 minutes.
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