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Chicken Bhuna

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Serves 6

A fantastic Indian recipe, enjoyed by all

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  • 800g Diced Chicken
  • 300ml Water
  • 2 Medium Onions, finely chopped (1 medium onion for puree)
  • 2 tsp Ginger Puree
  • 2 tsp Garlic Puree
  • 200g Oil
  • 1 tsp Tumeric Powder
  • 4 tsp Mild Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 100ml Natural Yogurt
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 100ml Pureed Onions


    1. To make the onion puree, bring a small pan of water to the boil and add some chopped onions. Boil them until soft, drain and puree with a hand blender/ food processor.
    2. Heat a large saucepan on a high heat. Once it's hot add the oil and chopped onions and reduce to a low heat. Cook the onions slowly and gently until golden brown in colour.
    3. Make a paste of Ginger Puree, Garlic Puree, Curry Powder, Tumeric Powder, Chilli Powder and a splash of water. Add to the pan of onions and stir in well. Fry for a couple of minutes. Add the Diced Chicken and stir in well.
    4. Mix the Yogurt, Tomato Puree and Onion Puree together in a jug with the water. Pour into the saucepan and mix well. Turn up the heat until the sauce begins to boil. Simmer for 15 - 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    5. Finally sprinkle in the Garam Masala and stir in well for the final 2 minutes before serving.

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11th Apr, 2017
Blended the curry powder myself using another recipe, the sauce is very nice, although I think would benefit from substituting the water for either passata or chopped tomatoes. I doubled the simmering time as I like a thicker sauce. I just wish I had some fresh coriander in. Goes really well with this pilau recipe I swear by
18th Feb, 2017
Tonight, I added spinach, more chopped tomatoes, spring onions, fresh coriander and followed the portions more closely. Used Tabasco sauce instead of chilli powder. Mmmmmmmmmmm! Best one yet.
26th Nov, 2016
Nice flavour. I added fresh chillis, fresh chopped tomatoes, fresh coriander, fresh spring onions.......and a very nice Malbec!
26th Dec, 2014
Hmmm! I've cooked many a successful and incredibly tasty Indian dish and this is not one of them. Bhuna is a tomato based sauce with the ingredients being brought carefully together in the bhuning process. This was just purée and powder. Don't waste your 2 packs of chicken breasts this is not a good recipe
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