Chicken in Tamarind Sauce Recipe by Zubaida Tariq

Chicken in Tamarind Sauce Recipe by Zubaida Tariq
Chicken in Tamarind Sauce Recipe by Zubaida Tariq
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Tamarind is widely used in South Asian cooking to give the food a sour flavour. This is a very delicious and simple recipe of dry chicken curry nicely flavoured with tamarind concentrates that tastes great with steamed rice. You can adjust the quantity of tamarind according to your taste. Do try this Chicken in Tamarind Sauce Recipe by Zubaida Tariq, you'll like it.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: 30 min meals, Chicken, Chicken Curry, curry
Servings: 4
Chef: Zubaida Tariq
  • 1/2 kg boneless chicken
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 to matoes finely chopped
  • 4 green chilies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tamarind paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds roasted
  • 6 whole red chilies
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper crushed
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • Salt to taste
Cooking Method
  1. In a small bowl, add tamarind paste, garlic cloves, tomato ketchup,red chili, salt and black pepper.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pour this sauce over the chicken.
  4. Turn to coat evenly.
  5. Cover and marinate chicken for 30 minutes.
  6. Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or skillet.
  7. Place marinated chicken in it.
  8. Cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink.
  9. !In a separate pan, Heat remaining oil ,add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Add curry leaves, whole red chili , cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  11. Stir fry for 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  12. Now add cooked chicken into it.
  13. Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  14. Put chopped tomatoes, green chilies, lemon juice
  15. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  16. Chicken in Tamarind Sauce is ready to serve. ENJOY!
Serving Suggestions

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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