19 March 2014


Patiala Chicken |Punjabi Chicken curry straight from Patiala...


This is something special
To all the Paajis and all the Parjayias
This is Pataila House in it......

Laungda lashkara oh baby tera jaan se pyaara
Oh baby ainve chamka dil saada
Ke dikh gaya pyaar yeh Patial di

Remember this song....from "Patiala House" starring Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma....I love that song because I love Punjabi songs in Bollywood movies a lot...and I am a biig fan of Punjabis in general...as they are full of life and they love Food :D ...and their foods are laden with loads of ghee ,butter in short not calorie friendly but their ultimate motto of life is to enjoy life to the fullest ...Oye chak de phatte :D.....I also envy mens wearing turbans because they have inside that ,hairs longer than me(shh don't spread this ...between me & U ..shecret !) and ladies wearing lovely patiala suit (Yeah after coming to US I wanna wear salwar kameez/patiala and anarkalis and when I am in India I feel like wearing Jeans/skirts..donno what's wrong with me :O..weirdo me !! and moreover here salwar kameez are too costly ..How can I not envy..U see !! )  ...I am also a big fan of Santa Banta jokes (No pun intended):D...One of my biigest wish is to visit "The Golden temple of Amritsar " ,the sacred shrine of Sikhs one day...God willing I'll!!....Now when is that gonna happen no idea ..but then there is another way to travel to atleast Patiala ..well through "Food"!..that's the good thing about food ,when we prepare foods of different places it's like a culinary travel to those places....and so I made Chicken-da-Patiala to experience Punjab in a culinary way for the time being.....If you wish you can too...

Here is the recipe for Chicken Patiala...

Chicken Patiala

(Inspired by Sanjeev Kapoor's)


Chicken pieces - 800gram
Onion,medium ,lenghthwise - 1 no.
Green Chillies - 3-4 nos.
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon each
Tomato,lengthwise - 1 no.
Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee - 4 Tablespoons

To Grind :
Coriander seeds - 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 4-5 nos.
Green Cardamom - 4-5 nos.
Black cardamom - 2-3 nos.
Black peppercorns - 1 tablespoons
Dried red chillies - 2-3 nos.

  • Dry roast everything under "To grind" until fragrant and set aside to cool.Then coarsely ground them.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with red chilli powder,turmeric powder,yogurt and 1/2 tablespoon of Ginger Garlic paste,mix everything well and keep it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan,add onions and green chilli and saute everything until Onions get  browned.
  • Add the tomatoes,saute until soft and mushy.
  • Add the above coarsely ground paste to it.Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the marinated chicken and mix well.Saute for 2-3 minutes.Add 2-3 tablespoons of water.Mix everything.Cover and let it cook on medium to low flame until the chicken is cooked well.
  • Add little more water if the gravy is too thick .Then allow it to cook for a few more minutes.
  • Chicken Patiala is ready to be served.
  • Serve hot with some home made Naan .
I am glad that I have a few recipes in my draft which will keep my bloggu baby running until I am up and running completely....Anyways,no more fretting and frowning here....just smiling and going on...:D

I don't have this curry right now but may be I am going to compensate it by watching "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana"..Howz that ??:D....Balle balley shava shaavaaa....


Rab Rakha,