2. Chicken Recipes

Garlic Lemon Chicken


For The Marination

  • 1 kg chicken cut into small pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice approximately 10 to 15 lemons depending upon the size
  • 2 heaped tbsp ginger garlic paste

For The Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds methi dana
  • 1 tsp fennnel seeds saunf
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns kali mirch

For The Lemon Chicken Curry

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • handful of curry leaves
  • 5 to 10 whole dry red chili depending upon your spice preference
  • 1/2 cup garlic paste I used about 15 whole pods of small garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili powder or more according to your choice.



  1. In a bowl, add the chicken, salt, yogurt, lemon juice and ginger garlic paste. Mix well and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or for best results overnight.
  2. Take out the marinated chicken and cook till all the water is dried up. By the time the water is dried up, the chicken would have been cooked.
  3. While the chicken gets cooked, get the other ingredients ready.

Spice Powder

  1. In a kadai, take the mustard seed, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and black pepper corns. Roast lightly till a nice aroma emanates and allow it to cool. Dry grind to make a fine powder. Set aside.


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add the curry leaves and whole dry red chili.
  2. Next add in the garlic paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add in the ground spice powder and red chili powder. Fry for another 3 to 4 minutes till all the raw smell has vanished from it.
  4. Next throw in the cooked chicken. Mix well and cook on low flame till oil starts floating on top.
  5. Your delicious garlic lemon chicken recipe is ready to serve.


Always use fresh lemon juice and garlic for best results.

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