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Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe in Indian Style or the Lehsuni Nimbu Murgh is a scrumptious chicken dish.

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
Cuisine Indian
Author Fareeha


For The Marination

  • 1 kg chicken cut into small pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice approximately 10 to 15 lemons depending upon the size
  • 2 heaped tbsp ginger garlic paste

For The Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds methi dana
  • 1 tsp fennnel seeds saunf
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns kali mirch

For The Lemon Chicken Curry

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • handful of curry leaves
  • 5 to 10 whole dry red chili depending upon your spice preference
  • 1/2 cup garlic paste I used about 15 whole pods of small garlic
  • 1 tsp red 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.

Spice Powder

  • 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.