Chicken chaat

    45 min

    This is such a flavoursome Indian dish. Traditionally a starter, although I prefer as a main. The lemon, coriander and spices make the chicken so succulent. One of my all time favourites. Serve with rice, Bombay potato, bhajis, naans.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 medium onion
    • oil for frying
    • 1 medium green chilli (optional)
    • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
    • 2 chicken breasts (good size), cubed into 1 to 2cm pieces
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon garam masala
    • salt to taste
    • 2 teaspoons chaat masala
    • 85g chopped cucumber
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • chopped fresh coriander
    • lemon for squeezing

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Chop the onions and fry with a little oil in large pan until they begin to brown.
    2. Add the chilli if you are using. Cook for 2 minutes then add garlic.
    3. Add the chicken and continue to cook until chicken is 90% cooked (almost no pink left in the centre). Stir occasionally.
    4. Add the tomato purée, garam masala and salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring gently.
    5. Add the chaat masala and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
    6. Add the chopped cucumber and tomatoes and continue to stir.
    7. Add desired amount of coriander leaves to pan and squeeze in some lemon juice.
    8. Once served, add additional lemon to taste.


    Chaat masala may be difficult to find, but the main supermarkets do stock it online and you can also find it in Asian shops.

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    I made this as a main dish, lovely flavours, every easy to make. Served with rice, naan and salad. Excellent!  -  24 May 2014


    I made this for my sons who are 8 and 6 as we had previously been to an Indian restaurant and they both liked it there, In my opinion this was much, much nicer and now I get asked to make this nearly every Saturday since !!! Thank you for posting this Katedal.  -  07 Feb 2018