Tawa Chicken

A delicious and savoury tawa chicken recipe, that gets cooked in just 5 minutes, results in a tender and flavourful chicken, with a spicy and flavourful gravy. Exquisite yet effortless recipe that you need to try!


Table of Content

  1. What is Tawa chicken ?
  2. Quick and Easy Tawa chicken
  3. How to make Tawa Chicken ? 
  4. Expert Tips 
  5. Recipe Card  


What is Tawa Chicken ?

​​Tawa chicken is essentially called that because of the utensil it is cooked on, i.e. a tawa. In this recipe, chicken thighs are seared on a stainless steel or cast iron tawa with some sliced onions. Over the chicken a sauce made with blended or chopped onions and tomatoes is added and thickened along with the chicken. This sauce and chicken are cooked together on a tawa with some fat, till the sauce thickens into a gravy


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Quick and Easy Tawa chicken

Tawa chicken is one of the fastest chicken gravies ever. If you're ever in a rush to make a good dinner and everyone desires a good gravy, this is the recipe you go for. Cooked on a tawa with a pre-blended gravy, it's a chicken recipe that cooks quickly and packs a flavourful punch. 


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    How to make Tawa chicken?

    1) In a large bowl, add flattened chicken thighs and marinate it with ginger & garlic paste, lemon juice, salt & pepper and mustard oil.

    Tawa Chicken

    2) Mix it together and set it aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes. While the chicken is resting, prepare the tawa masala.
    Marinate Chicken

    3) In a separate bowl, add green chillies, cubed onions, skinless tomatoes, red chilli powder, salt and whole coriander leaves with stems. Blend it all together by adding water.
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    4) On a hot stainless steel tawa, melt butter, add chopped ginger & garlic and green chillies. Saute these for a minute.
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    5) In the ginger garlic mixture, add the marinated chicken thighs, placed evenly over the tawa with some sliced onions. Saute the chicken for a few minutes on both sides.
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    6) Add the prepared tawa sauce over the chicken thighs and roast it along with the chicken. Roast it till it's thick and coats the chicken thighs completely.
    Tawa Chicken

    7) Finish it off with some coriander leaves and chaat masala and mix it all together.
    Tawa Chicken

    8) Serve the chicken hot, straight from the tawa and garnish it with some more fresh coriander and ginger juliennes.
    Tawa Chicken


    Expert Tips

    1) Make sure to flatten the thighs before marinating so that they cook evenly.

    2) Roast the chicken thigh properly before adding the sauce for better taste.

    3) Blend the sauce with less water if you can so as to not dilute the flavour.

    Recipe Card


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