Friday, October 3, 2014


Seyala chicken is the easiest dish that anyone can ever cook.Perfect for bachelors. Marinated chicken pieces along with onion, mint leaves, tomato and spices are just mixed and left to cook on a low flame until done. It tastes so delicious with the mint added to it. Sometimes I also add a few spinach leaves or methi leaves if I have them. I prefer using boneless thigh pieces but you can even use chicken pieces with bone or even chicken legs.

Boneless Chicken .... 250 grams (cut into big cubes)
Onions .................  2-3 ( cut into cubes)
Tomato .............. 1 large (cut into cubes)
Green chillies ..... 2-3
Mint leaves ....... handful
Coriander leaves .. handful
Garlic ............ 1 tbsp (crushed)
Ginger ........... 1 tbsp (grated)
Yogurt ........... 1/2 cup
Garam masala .... 1 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Cumin powder ...... 1 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp ( or more )
Turmeric powder ... 1/2 tsp
Salt ... to taste
Oil .... 2-3 tbsps.

1. Clean the chicken pieces. Marinate them with yogurt,garlic, salt, and half portion of each spice powder mentioned above. The rest will be added later while cooking.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions, ginger, tomato cubes, and the marinated chicken.
3. Add the remaining spice powders, mint, coriander and green chillies. Mix everything well.
4. Reduce the flame and let it simmer to cook until done.
5. No water needs to be added as the chicken leaves water and there is yogurt. Stir it a couple of times after 15 minutes gap.
6. Keep check towards the end so that it does not burn. This usually takes 30 - 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
goes well with Rotis / Naans / Rice .. anything.