Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe, Indian Style Lehsuni Nimbu Murgh
Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe in Indian Style or the Lehsuni Nimbu Murgh is a scrumptious chicken dish.
Course Main Dish
For The Marination
1kgchickencut into small pieces
salt to taste
1/4cuplemon juiceapproximately 10 to 15 lemons depending upon the size
2heaped tbsp ginger garlic paste
For The Spice Mix
1tspfenugreek seedsmethi dana
1tspblack pepper cornskali mirch
For The Lemon Chicken Curry
handful of curry leaves
5 to 10whole dry red chilidepending upon your spice preference
1/2cupgarlic pasteI used about 15 whole pods of small garlic
1tspred chili powder or more according to your choice.
In a bowl, add the chicken, salt, yogurt, lemon juice and ginger garlic paste. Mix well and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or for best results overnight.
Take out the marinated chicken and cook till all the water is dried up. By the time the water is dried up, the chicken would have been cooked.
While the chicken gets cooked, get the other ingredients ready.
In a kadai, take the mustard seed, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and black pepper corns. Roast lightly till a nice aroma emanates and allow it to cool. Dry grind to make a fine powder. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add the curry leaves and whole dry red chili.
Next add in the garlic paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add in the ground spice powder and red chili powder. Fry for another 3 to 4 minutes till all the raw smell has vanished from it.
Next throw in the cooked chicken. Mix well and cook on low flame till oil starts floating on top.
Your delicious garlic lemon chicken recipe is ready to serve.
Always use fresh lemon juice and garlic for best results.