Lehsuni Chicken

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This ones for all the garlic lovers out there (and for everyone else too don’t worry). Lehsuni chicken or garlic chicken is a simple yet delicate cuisine that massively banks on the taste of garlic. It is rich in taste and provides the significant health benefits of garlic.

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History of lehsuni chicken

Lehsuni chicken has no origin state or history as such that is noteworthy. It started from various household and restaurants as a simple combination of two main ingredients, garlic and chicken, to form a delicious curry that was on par with the other popular dishes. This is also the reason why you’ll find varieties of lehsuni or garlic chicken recipes out there because their taste does not have to be compared to each other.

What are the health benefits or garlic ?

Garlic has many proven health benefits some of them being, active compounds that reduce blood pressureincreases immunity and helps fight common diseases easily, decreases cholesterol levels. Especially during winter times, it generates enough heat in your body and gives you energy.

Can all ingredients be grind into a single paste and added to the chicken while cooking ?

Yes, if you prefer, you can grind all the ingredients into a single paste with the masala powder except whole garlic and bay leaves. After the chicken and whole garlic cooks in the butter for a while, add the paste/mixture to the wok.

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Lehsuni Chicken

Recipe by Amu MCourse: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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An old traditional recipe with richness of garlic flavours in it.


  • Preparing Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp Fennel seeds

  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 2 pcs Dry red chili

  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns

  • Preparing Lehsuni Murg
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 tbsp Butter

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick

  • 3 pc Cloves

  • 1 pc Bay leaf

  • 10 pc Garlic cloves

  • 1 pc Onion chopped

  • 1 pc Tomato chopped

  • 2 pc Garlic whole

  • 500 gm Chicken

  • 3 pc Green chili slits

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder

  • 1/3 cup Curd

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

  • 1/4 cup Coriander chopped


  • Preparing Masala Powder
  • In a grinder, take coriander seeds 1 tbsp, fennel seeds 2 tsp, cumin seeds 2 tsp, dry red chili 2 pcs, black peppercorns 1/2 tsp – grind everything into a masala powder and keep aside.
  • Preparing Lehsuni Murg
  • Into a heating pot, add cooking oil 2 tbsp, butter 1 tbsp, whole garlic 10 cloves, cinnamon stick 1 pc, bay leaf 1 pc – sauté for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add garlic bulbs 2 pcs, chopped onion 1 pc, chopped tomato 1 pc and let it fry for about 3-4 minutes on medium to high heat till the onions becomes light brown .
  • Add chicken 500 gms, green chili slits 3 pcs – roast the chicken for about 5 minutes on high heat.
  • After, add salt 1 tsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, Kashmiri red chili powder 1 tsp, grinded masala powder and cook it for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add curd 1/3 cup and cook for 5 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • Add water 1/2 cup – cover and let it cook for about 10-12 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • Add garam masala powder 1/2 tsp, chopped coriander leaves 1/4 cup and give it a quick stir.
  • The Lehsuni Chicken is ready for serving.

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  • You could always reduce the amount of garlic, if you want it less garlicky in flavour.
  • Make sure to wash the garlic bulbs carefully and thoroughly before adding them for cooking.
  • You can prepare this recipe with boneless chicken also.

Nutrition Facts

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3 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 20g 31%
    • Saturated Fat 4.2g 22%
  • Cholesterol 117mg 39%
  • Sodium 949mg 40%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 968mg 28%
  • Total Carbohydrate 18.8g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%
    • Sugars 1.9g
  • Protein 40.2g 81%
  • Calcium 9%
  • Iron 18%
  • Vitamin D 14%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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