Chicken Shikara

By Tonoya Chaudhuri  |  1st Mar 2016  |  
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About Chicken Shikara Recipe

The chicken was roasted before adding it to the gravy and is served with pickled Baby Radish!

Chicken Shikara is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Chicken Shikara by Tonoya Chaudhuri is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Chicken Shikara at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Chicken Shikara is a dish which comes from Jammu and Kashmir cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 8 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Chicken Shikara takes 20 minute for the preparation and 70 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Chicken Shikara make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Chicken Shikara will be the best option for you. The flavor of Chicken Shikara is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chicken Shikara at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

Chicken Shikara

Ingredients to make Chicken Shikara

  • To roast:
  • chicken whole with skin - 1
  • onion whole - 1
  • garlic with skin - 4 cloves
  • peppercorns- 4-5
  • bay leaf -3
  • lemon -1/2
  • Sea salt
  • fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tsp of mustard oil
  • Curry Ingredients:
  • 1 turnip - diced 2 " cube
  • 1 potato - diced 2" cube
  • Baby radish 2 - cut into half
  • Baby radish 4-5 with the greens for the instant pickle .. ( wash , dry & dip in it mustard oil , lil vinegar , salt for 2-3 hours ) will use for garnish and serve with one pickled radish on the side
  • onion 2 finely chopped
  • ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • fennel seed powder 1 tsp
  • mustard Oil 2 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Lal Mirch powder - as per taste
  • turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • ginger powder ( sonth ) 2 pinches
  • salt to taste

How to make Chicken Shikara

  1. To roast the chicken, stuff all the listed ingredients under 'to roast' into the chicken and sprinkle the fennel seeds on top of the chicken as well and cover it with a silver foil.
  2. Roast the chicken in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 45 mins to an hour till the chicken turns golden brown in colour.
  3. And let it rest on a cooling rack and keep the juice to be added in the curry.
  4. Cut the chicken into pieces and keep aside ( I didn't use the skin - you can use the chicken with the skin if you please ).
  5. To prepare the curry, fry the onion until its golden brown, add ginger-garlic paste and fry it for a few mins. Add the turmeric and chilli powder.
  6. Pop in the potatoes and cook for a few mins then add the turnip and radish. Pour the chicken juice and 1/2 cup of water and cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for a few mins.
  7. Once the potatoes are cooked you can add the roasted chicken and see if the curry is enough or add some more water . Season with salt and let it cook with the lid on for few mins.
  8. Add the fennel powder and let it stay for 2 mins. The curry is done.
  9. Serve with the pickled radish and enjoy it with steam rice !

Reviews for Chicken Shikara (1)

Maithili Thangkhiew4 years ago

Delicious recipe, thanks for sharing :)