Jeera Chicken (Cumin Chicken)

  • on January 16, 2021
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Jeera (Cummin) Chicken

Please note this recipe was handed down by my mum. Keep it dry if u are having it with Rasam. Eat with rice or hot rotis.


  • 12 Pieces Whole Chicken (cut into 12 pieces)
  • 4 Table spoon Cumin (4 tbsp full to be dry grinded (no water))
  • 12 Dry red chillies
  • 5 Fresh red chillies (grinded, option 2 cut down on chillies if u cant eat spicy)
  • 5 Garlic Pieces (grinded)
  • 2 Inch Ginger (grinded)
  • 4 Medium Size Onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Large riped tomato (cut into 4 pieces)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Curry Leaves
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves (to Garnish)


  1. Add the ginger and garlic paste.
  2. Fry them till fragrant and add the grinded cumin.
  3. Stir well adding water if necessary.
  4. Add in chilli paste and salt.
  5. Make sure the mixture is cooked on med heat till u see oil on the surface and can smell the fragrance in your kitchen 🙂
  6. When done, add chicken and water so that the dish is cooked with sufficient water.
  7. Keep it on high heat and let it simmer later on slow heat.
  8. Keep it dry if u are having it with rasam. Eat with rice or hot rotis.





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