Cumin Scented Chicken

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by eatrealfood

The warm distinctive flavor of cumin will make your kitchen a fragrant haven as this cooks. The flavor of cumin is just delicate enough not to be too assertive or pungent in this dish. This is another in the collection of chicken recipes I have acquired to make for my husband (I don't eat chicken), and has won much favor from him.

Top Review by ms.susan

This was a nice easy recipe! I added about 3 tbsp of water and cooked it for about 45 mins. ( I am fussy about having well cooked chicken!) I would definitely make this again...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat pan and dry-roast 1 tablespoons of the cumin seeds until they turn fragrant - set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the remaining cumin seeds, peppercorns and cardamoms, till aromatic.
  3. Add the chillies, garlic and ginger.
  4. Add the ground coriander and cumin, and salt, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken pieces, stir and mix thoroughly with the spices.
  6. Cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes approximately.
  7. Add the garam masala and the reserved cumin seeds (from the first step), and allow to cook an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with a raita on the side if desired.

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