Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

Dhana Jeera Powder, is a blend of two basic spices: coriander and cumin powder.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. . Put oil in a large, wide pan, and set over medium heat. Put in cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom pots. Sauté until spices start to sizzle then add onions. Sauté onions until they are golden brown in color.
  2. Add dhana jeeru, salt, chilies, garlic, ginger, cayenne, turmeric, lemon juice and methi leaves. Cook for a minute. Put chicken pieces and stir.
  3. Cover lid and lower heat to medium low. Cook, turning pieces occasionally until all the juices released by the chicken disappear and chicken is golden brown in color. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 - 5 minutes.
  4. Take pan off heat. Sprinkle with garam masala and cilantro.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Loved all of the spices and "heat" in this recipe. Easy to make, too! Served with rice. I also added a bit of water near the end, to make some "sauce". Made for Spring 2012 Pick a Chef game.

Outta Here April 18, 2012

Mmm...delightful! I used chicken breast in place of the thigh and added about 1/2 cup water along with the tomatoes so it had a little gravy. Wonderful flavours...I served over steam Jasmine rice and topped with a small blob of greek yogurt. Reviewed for Fall 2008 PAC

Stardustannie October 16, 2008