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Chicken Tawa

 Published 2008-Jul-14   Updated 2018-Oct-29

- Submitted by Inara

(Punjabhi Tawa Chicken)

Chicken Tawa is a dish generally cooked on roadside dhabas on big tawas. This dish goes well with hot naans, tandoori rotis or rumali roti. Cooking the chicken in the tawa gives a unique taste wherein the chicken is kind of roasted with the masala sticking all over. Also, chunks of onions and capsicum are added towards the end which adds a nce crunch to the dish.

In dhabas, tandoori chicken is cut into pieces and added to the masala that is cooked over tawa. This way chicken gets coated with the yummy masala making it delicious. You can prepare it the same way at home too. I do the whole cooking process over the tawa. This is time consuming but I just have one tawa to wash in the end. I would recommend doing this only only if yo use broiler chicken. If using country chicken, please cook the chicken in the pressure cooker or oven first before roasting in the tawa. Let's look at the recipe of the popular Punjabhi special Chicken Tawa now.

Recipe For Chicken Tawa

Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Chicken - 500 gms
  • Onions - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato - 1 1/2 (chopped/ pureed)
  • Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric - ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (Methi dana) - 1 tsp
  • Fresh Cream - ½ cup
  • Capsicum - 1 cup (cubed)
  • Onion -1 (cubed)
  • Red chillies - 2 whole
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish
  • Salt - to taste

Chicken tawa ingredients

Method

  1. Take some oil on a tawa/ pan. Add methi dana (fenugreek seeds) and fry well.
  2. Add chopped onions and sauté it.
  3. Add the ginger- garlic paste, turmeric powder and sauté.
  4. Add tomato puree, red chili powder and garam masala. Cook for few minutes.
  5. Then add chicken, lemon juice and required salt. Mix everything well. Let the chicken cook well.
  6. Add the fresh cream, mix together and cook till it gets absorbed.
  7. Finally, add capsicum cubes, onion cubes, chopped coriander leaves and whole red chillies. Cook for few more minutes.
  8. Tasty Chicken Tawa is ready to be served.

Detailed Steps to make Chicken Tawa

Take some oil on a tawa/pan. Add methi dana (fenugreek seeds) and fry well.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Add chopped onion and sauté it.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Add the ginger- garlic paste and turmeric powder.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Next add pureed tomatoes, red chili powder and garam masala powder. Saute well.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Then add chicken, lemon juice, required salt and let the chicken cook.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Roast the chicken together with the masala. It takes 15-20 minutes for the chicken to get cooked.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Add some fresh cream, mix everything and cook for another 5- 10 minutes. 

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

After chicken is cooked, add capsicum and onion cubes, chopped coriander leaves and whole red chillies. Cook for only 5 minutes.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Chicken tawa is ready to be served.

Chicken Tawa Preparation Steps

Serving Chicken Tawa

  • Chicken Tawa tastes best with Tandoori naan, Tandoori Roti and all other varieties of roti.
  • It can also be served with some pulav.

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Comments (46)

Person   ()
which cream ur using in tawa chicken
Person   ()
Amul fresh cream.
Person   ()
May femash dish
Person   ()
NYC dishes
by Aladin
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
it is very easy for make cooking, tks!!
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Chicken Tawa is my fav one i have tried and enjoyed a lot...Thnkewww..
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear... Enjoy!!
Person   ()
WoW....What delicious dish.. I've tried it out!!!
Person   ()
Thank you. Enjoy!!
Person   ()
Muje recipe Gujarati language me chahiye
Person   ()
Sorry Sayma, As of now we only have the recipes in English.:-(
Person   ()
Very tasty but mine wasn't red like yours. It was very creamy and more yellow.
What did I do wrong?
Person   ()
Colour always depends on the way each person sautes the onions and tomatoes. If you fry it till it gets a deep colour, the final product will have a deeper colour. Colour also depends on the colour of the chili powder used.

Do not bother much about the colour, as long as you enjoy the taste of the dish.
Person   ()
how long do you need to cook the chicken for?
Person   ()
about 10-15 minutes...
Person   ()
how long do you need to cook the chicken for?
Person   ()
good blog.
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Awesome
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Hye i tried this recipe today and i absolutely loved its taste. It comes out mouth watering. Thanx for sharing.
Person   ()
Thats good to hear. Enjoy!!
Person   ()
I tried this recipe. Amazing looks and taste. Yummy!!!
Person   ()
Thanks for trying and sharing your comments.
Person   ()
Its simple to make...thanks
Person   ()
You are welcome..
Person   ()
looking nice..I will try it on today..!
Person   ()
Thanks...
Person   ()
ITS LOOKS VERY YUMMY ! I WILL TRY THIS RECIPE.
Person   ()
Try and enjoy...
Person   ()
Yes cream can be substituted with milk / yogurt
Person   ()
yes
Person   ()
Just tried it. With both chicken and paneer (separately ). I'llyummy and very simple to make too.
Person   ()
Thats great!!! Enjoy!!
Person   ()
I tried tawa chicken. .it was really tasty and yummy.......
Person   ()
Thats great...
Person   ()
Made this last night, it was gorgeous. Thanks for posting.
Person   ()
You are welcome.
Person   ()
can we add yogurt instead of cream in this recipe
Person   ()
yes you can.
Person   ()
my wife made chicken tawa she made it very testy. ilike this dish very much ilove chicken items
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
tawa chicken was made on regular tawa or any other tawa provided to it
Person   ()
no regular tawa.

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Old Comments

Comment by barkha kapoor
          hii,wht type of chicken use? boneless or with bone.
 
Reply :-
          You could use either
.

Comment by Helan Victor
hai whats that cream?
 
Reply :-
           Hi Helan, You can find fresh cream in the markets. You can also make it at home by collecting the cream that forms on top of the milk.

Comment by Amudha Hari
Hi,
This receipe was amazing!!!!taste was too good..everyone at home liked it very much..
 
Reply :-
       Glad to hear that.

Comment by shikha solanki
         it was tooo yummsss..
 
Reply :-
        Thank You.

Comment by Mrilika Sahay
          Awesome recipe! Simple and delicious.. My parents loved it.. Thanx! :)
 
Reply :-
         Thank You.

Comment by Ometta Oberoi
          I made this chicken for tonite's dinner and everybody loved it. My husband kept licking his fingers. At night when I wished him good night, he said,"good night honey, chicken was delicious". Told him all credit goes to your website. This is the third chicken recipe that I have tried and my final dish looks just like your pictures. Thanks again. If you have more lamb recipes, pls share them.
 
Reply :- 
        Wow. That is quite a compliment.  Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback.

Comment by sharon c
         Your recipe looks delicious! I'm going to try it tomorrow! Also, do you know how to make Chicken Dana?
 
Reply :-

          Thank You.

Comment by fatima firdous
        Plz tell the contents for marination of the chicken if we want to marinate it !
 
Reply :-
       You can marinate with salt, lemon juice and turmeric powder.

Comment by Guja Kumari
        Thank you very much, the simplicity is just the right and the best part of this TAWA CHICKEN.
 
Reply :-
        Thank You.

Comment by uroosa basit
         hi im uroosa from pakistan your recipe is so delicious and amezing test and i tred it myself
 
Reply :-
        Thank you Uroosa.


Comment by rupali rane
          whtschicken cream
 
Reply :-
          Hi Rupali, Cream is malai.

Comment by Akash Jain
        V should marinate d chicken 4 tawa chicken.
 
Reply :-
        Yes, you can marinate the chicken depending on your time availability.

Comment by faryal choudry
           Hello,
           Did you use boneless chicken or with bones?

Reply :-
       Hi Faryal, You can use either one.


Comment by Anu Thomas
          It tasted absolutely delicious! Quite simple to make and it definitely went down brilliant with porotta. Thankyou!
 
Reply :-
          Yes you are right, it is very delicious. Thanks for trying it.

Comment by Rajalakshmi Ananthraja 
          Hi, can you give me alternate to cream in this receipe.
Thanks.
 
Reply :-
          For parties, I keep the cream to make it heavy but I skip it when I cook it for us at home.

Comment by Anika 
          Delicious! Best chicken curry ive had in a long while!
 
Reply :-
          Thats great to hear!!!

Comment by chethana gopal
          very simple yet very very delicious recipe. thanks buddy. It was finger licking. Hoping to try out some more wonderful recipes from u.
 
Reply :-
          Thanks Chethana!!!

Comment by Gowri Raghavan
          Very Tasty. I picked this because it looked simple and fast but never thought it would taste so good. Everyone at home loved it too.
 
Reply :-
          Thanks Gowri!
!

Comment by anuja singh
          awesome recipe.according to it's taste it's very tasty 
 
Reply :-
          Thank You..

Comment by tasneem kothari
          very easy n tasty recipe
 
Reply :-
          Thank You.

Comment by cosmos sangma on 19 June 2009 17:03PM
          excellent recipe. i tried it myself- ingrediants are easily available. taste is excellent. keep it up.
 
Reply :-
          Fabulous!!

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