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Chicken Angara Recipe

chicken angara
chicken angara

Chicken Angara Recipe

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Calories 500 kcal


  • 750 gm Chicken with bones
  • 2 small Onions sliced & fried golden
  • 250 gm Curd
  • 3 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 qty Tomatoes (small)
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1 pinch Red food colour
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Piece of charcoal for dhungar 
  • Ghee for smoking
  • 1 tsp Dry masala powder
  • 3 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds-
  • 4 qty Whole dried red chillies
  • 5 qty  Green cardamom
  • 6 qty Cloves 
  • 2 qty Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 to 12 qty black pepper whole


  • Dry roast the spices for the masala powder, on a Tawa on low flame for a minute.
  • Cool & grind them to a powder in a mixture.
  • ry the onions till golden & set aside.
  • Take a grinder & add the fried onions and the chopped tomatoes.
  • Grind it into a smooth paste.


  • Prepare a marinade whisk the 250 gm curd.
  • Add the 3 tsp ginger garlic paste.
  • Add the powdered roasted masala and mix well.
  • Take the chicken pieces in a bowl & add salt.
  • Next, pour the marinade & add the food colour.
  • Mix well.


  • To get the Angara flavour Fire up a small piece of charcoal directly on the gas stove till it becomes hot.
  • Place a small steel bowl on top of the marinated chicken (katori).
  • Once the charcoal is hot, hold it with a tong & place it in the steel bowl
  • Immediately drop little ghee on the burning charcoal & close the lid immediately.
  • Do not open the lid for a minimum for an hour for smoky flavour in the marinade.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai.
  • Add the marinated  chicken & cook on high heat for 5 mins.
  • Add the rest of the marinade and keep cooking for another 5 mins on medium heat till oil starts leaving the sides.
  • Add in the tomato-fried onion paste & the Kashmiri Chilli powder.
  • Mix well & fry for 2 mins.
  • Add little water if required, low flame & cook covered for around 15-20 mins till the chicken is cooked & oil separates.
  • Serve hot with roti or garlic naan even zeera rice.
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