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Posto Chicken

Tathagata Deb
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Posto Chicken RECIPE

Ultimate dinner dish of chicken with poppy seeds.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Blending
  • Steaming
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Chicken - 500gm
  2. Poppy seeds (paste) - 5 tablespoons
  3. Curd - 100 gm
  4. Onion paste - 4 tablespoons
  5. Ginger paste - 3 tablespoons
  6. Garlic paste - 3 tablespoons
  7. Green chilli paste - 2 tablespoons
  8. Green chillies sliced 4-5
  9. Chopped capsicum 1
  10. Tomato paste - 2 tablespoons
  11. Dice cut tomato - 1
  12. Coriander leaves
  13. Refined oil
  14. Black pepper
  15. Salt
  16. sugar


  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with black pepper and curd for 15 minutes. Cut the tomatoes and cut the capsicum into small thin slices.
  2. Mix ginger, garlic, green chili paste with little bit of onion and tomato paste. Keep the remaining onion and tomato paste separately
  3. Heat up refined oil in a frying pan. Then add the remaining onion paste and fry till its golden brown.
  4. Now add the capsicum and fry for a few minutes. Next squash the tomato pieces and add it to the oil. Cook for a minute.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger, onion, tomato and chili paste mixture into it and cook for a minute.
  6. Next add the remaining tomato paste, salt and little sugar and cook the whole thing till the oil separates from the mixture.
  7. Add the marinated chicken into it and stir for a minute before adding water.
  8. Now cover the pan with a lid and lower the flame. Cook the whole thing in mild flame till the chicken boils.
  9. After the water starts drying up, add the poppy seed mixture and a pinch of black pepper to it and stir the whole thing.
  10. When the gravy is almost thick and done, add some coriander leaves and cook for 2 more minutes. Now turn off the gas and keep the pan covered for 2 minutes for steam cooking.
  11. Take it out in a bowl, sprinkle some black pepper on top of it and serve with roti/paratha/rice.

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Taneesha Mudra
Taneesha Mudra   May-13-2016

oh so yummy! cant wait to try it out!

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