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Ginger Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 roma tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1- inch knob ginger julienned + extra for garnish
  • 1-2 green chilis + extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup yogurt brought to room temperature


  • Heat oil on medium heat in a non-stick saucepan. Once it begins to shimmer, add chopped onions and fry till soft.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste, and fry for for 2-3 minutes on low to medium heat. Make sure they don’t burn.
  • Add chicken and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Add spices and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook on high heat till reduced to a pulp.
  • Add julienned ginger and green chili.
  • Stir in the yogurt and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Place in serving bowl and garnish with reserve julienned ginger, cilantro and green chilies.