Chicken Sukha

It is a semi dry chicken recipe which can be served with bread,roti ,naans or bhakri.There are two

special ingredients here,which adds to the flavour of chicken .Poppy seeds paste which is used in

 Hyderabadi cuisines  and tamarind which is used to add sour taste to the dish


1.Chicken (With bones or boneless)
2.Onions 2(roughly chopped)
3.Ginger(1 inch cut into pieces)
4.All spice powder(Cinamon stick (1),CLove (2 to 3),BLack cardamom(1),Star anise( 1))
8.Coconut dessicated dry (1 tbsp)
9.Poppy seeds (2 tbsp)
10.Tamarind soaked in water
11.Garlic (4 to 5 cloves)
12.Mustard seeds(1/2 tbsp)
13.Curry leaves(2 to 3)
14.Green chillies(2 to 3)
15.Turmeric powder (1 tbsp)
16.Cumin powder(1/2 tbsp)
17.Coriander powder(1/2 tbsp)
18.Chilly powder (1/2 tbsp)


Poppy seeds

Tamarind soaked in water


1.Marinate the chicken with turmeric and salt for 20 minutes.
2.Dry roast all the masala including onion,ginger and garlic till it gives out a nice aroma.
3.Grind it to a smooth paste
4.Add a tbsp of oill .add mustard seeds.Whent it starts to crackle add curry leaves
5.Add chopped onions.
6.Add the ground masala paste.
7.Add the chicken pieces and cook until it is tender  .
8.Add tamarind soaked in water without the seeds and cook till the masala is dry.
8.add some green chillies broken with hands .Serve with bhakri
Link for Bhakri recipe


Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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