Chicken Tariwala  Recipe

Chicken Tariwala Recipe

45 min
2-3 People
15 min



Hey there, fellow foodies! Let me take you on a culinary adventure with a dish close to my heart: Chicken Tariwala. This flavorful recipe holds a special place in my kitchen, not just because of its delicious taste, but also because of the memories it invokes.


I still remember the first time I discovered Chicken Tariwala. It was during a trip to India, where I had the pleasure of experiencing authentic North Indian cuisine. As I savored each bite of this aromatic and spicy chicken dish, I was captivated by its rich flavors and tantalizing aroma. From that moment on, I knew I had to recreate this culinary masterpiece in my own kitchen.




Recipe of Chicken Curry Recipe




  • 1-2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Black Cardamoms
  • 4-5 Green Cardamoms
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 3-4 Peppercorns
  • 3-4 Bay leaves
  • 1 medium bowl chopped Onions
  • 1 bowl Chicken
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 bowl chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried Fenugreek powder (Kasuri methi)
  • Pinch of Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped Ginger
  • Handful of freshly chopped Coriander leaves





  1. Heat mustard oil in a thick-bottomed pan.

  2. Add cinnamon sticks, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Allow them to crackle.

  3. Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn brown.

  4. Add chicken to the pan and cook together with onions until it turns brown. You may add a little water to control cooking.

  5. Stir in turmeric powder to the chicken and mix well.

  6. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, and green chilli to the chicken. Stir well to combine.

  7. Cook the chicken on medium flame for a while, then add salt and stir.

  8. Dilute ginger-garlic paste with water and add it to the chicken. Mix well.

  9. When the oil starts oozing out, add chopped tomatoes. Cook on medium flame until the tomatoes are cooked.

  10. Add chopped coriander leaves to the chicken. Then add some water, cover with a lid, and let it cook for a while.

  11. Once it starts boiling, add dried fenugreek powder (Kasuri methi).

  12. For finishing, add a pinch of garam masala, finely chopped ginger, and freshly chopped coriander for garnishing.

  13. Plate the delicious Chicken Curry and serve hot.


Enjoy your flavorful and aromatic Chicken Curry!




About the Recipe:


Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with the exquisite flavors of Chicken Tariwala. This traditional North Indian dish features succulent pieces of chicken simmered in a luscious gravy infused with aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, and garam masala. The addition of tangy tomatoes and fragrant ginger and garlic elevates the dish to new heights of culinary delight.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Marinate the chicken: For maximum flavor, marinate the chicken pieces with yogurt and spices for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Slow-cook the gravy: Allow the gravy to simmer on low heat for an extended period to allow the flavors to meld together and the chicken to become tender.
  3. Adjust spice levels: Customize the spice levels according to your preference by adjusting the amount of red chili powder and green chilies.
  4. Garnish generously: Finish off the dish with a generous sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice for added freshness and flavor.



Pairing Guide:


Pair your Chicken Tariwala with fluffy basmati rice or warm, buttery naan bread to soak up every last bit of the delicious gravy. For a refreshing contrast, serve it with a side of cool cucumber raita or tangy pickled onions.




10 Frequently Asked Questions about Chicken Tariwala:


  1. **What does "Tariwala" mean in Chicken Tariwala?

    • "Tariwala" refers to the rich and flavorful gravy made with tomatoes, onions, and aromatic spices that coat the chicken pieces in this dish.
  2. Can I use boneless chicken for Chicken Tariwala?

    • Yes, boneless chicken works well for this recipe. However, using bone-in chicken adds extra flavor to the dish.
  3. How long does it take to cook Chicken Tariwala?

    • Chicken Tariwala typically takes about 30 to 40 minutes to cook, including marination time.
  4. Can I make Chicken Tariwala in advance?

    • Yes, you can prepare Chicken Tariwala ahead of time and reheat it before serving. In fact, the flavors tend to develop even more if left to sit for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Is Chicken Tariwala spicy?

    • The level of spiciness in Chicken Tariwala can be adjusted according to personal preference by controlling the amount of chili powder and green chilies used.
  6. Can I substitute yogurt with cream in Chicken Tariwala?

    • Yes, you can use cream instead of yogurt for a richer and creamier gravy. However, yogurt adds a tangy flavor that complements the spices in the dish.
  7. What vegetables can I add to Chicken Tariwala?

    • While traditional Chicken Tariwala doesn't typically contain vegetables, you can add diced bell peppers, carrots, or peas for added texture and nutrition.
  8. Is Chicken Tariwala gluten-free?

    • Yes, Chicken Tariwala is naturally gluten-free as long as no wheat-based thickeners or additives are used in the recipe.
  9. Can I make Chicken Tariwala in a slow cooker?

    • Yes, you can adapt the recipe for Chicken Tariwala to be made in a slow cooker for added convenience. Simply follow the same steps and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  10. What can I serve with Chicken Tariwala besides rice or naan?

    • Along with rice or naan, you can serve Chicken Tariwala with roti, paratha, or even couscous for a unique twist on traditional accompaniments.


Get ready to savor the rich flavors and aromatic spices of Chicken Tariwala!