Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Top 10 Iconic Chicken Dishes From The Indian Kitchen

On World Chicken Day, we list out some of the most iconic chicken dishes from the Indian kitchen. One cannot ignore their status given their popularity across the world.

1. Chicken Tikka Masala: Tikka means pieces, chunks or bits. Prepared by grilling the pre-marinated pieces of chicken and adding it to a gravy made out of spices, onion, tomato, cream, and coriander. Today it has been dubbed as the most popular Indian dish in the world.

2. Chicken Kebab: originated in the Middle East and influence of the Mughlai cuisine in India, there are many versions of the kebab. The chicken kebab is cooked on a skewer over a fire. Accompanied with onion rings and green chutney, Kebabs can be paired with almost anything, even with a beer.

3. Butter Chicken: Originated in Delhi, straight from a Punjabi kitchen, butter chicken is marinated overnight, roasted and cooked in tomato puree, cream and masalas. One can hardly resist the buttery smokey gravy. Served with naan, chapattis, or steamed rice.

4. Chicken Biryani: Legend has it that Mumtaz Mahal felt that the soldiers were under-nourished so she asked her chef to prepare a special dish, which provided balanced nutrition and that is how biryani was discovered. Today, a popular cuisine in the whole of India. 

5. Chicken Chettinad: A famous dish from Tamil Nadu. Prepared by tossing the chicken with southern spices and coconutty paste.

6. Chicken 65: Originally a dish introduced in 1965 by A.M Buhari of the Buhari Hotel chain. The dish happened to be the 65th serial number on their menu and hence the name.  This dish is popular in Hyderabad.

7. Chicken Vindaloo: The “Vindaloo” style of cooking is of a Goan origin, influenced by the Portugal cuisine. This spicy hot delicious dish is made with titillating flavours of mustard with turmeric, ginger, garlic, coconut vinegar and brown sugar. Served with roti, paratha or naan. The cuisines of Goa is one of the major attraction for the food lovers in India.

8. Chilli Chicken: When the Chinese came to India, they left us with Hakka noodles and chilli chicken. Considered as an invention of the early settlers in India, it is one dish that completes our Chinese food cravings.

9. Chicken Ghee Roast: A dish from the Mangalorean kitchen, this is a fiery red and spicy dish. The ghee-roasted spices make all the difference to this homely south Indian recipe. Have you tried it?

10. Chicken Tandoori: Looks like kebab but is not, and originated in Peshawar. Prepared by marinating the chicken in yoghurt, lemon juice, spices and cooked in a tandoor at a high temperature. Goes well with a glass of chilled beer and cocktail too!

That's the end of the list. Now don't chicken out and try them all. 

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