Chicken Chingari

Chicken Chingari

Found in Mumbai's restaurants and #dhabas. This #chatpata dish is unique, spicy, rich, sour and a truly tasty feast for the culinary senses. 
Best served with Tandoori Naan, Roti or Parathas.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5



  • 1 kg chicken thigh, cubed
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli paste @foodiechief
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Shallow Frying the Chicken

  • 100 ml oil (any neutral oil, such as sunflower oil)

Curry Base

  • 4 medium onions, diced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • tsp garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • tsp garlic paste
  • tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi), crushed in the palm of your hands
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala


  • 3 tbsp ghee or butter/oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 green chillies, sliced in half
  • coriander leaves, chopped for garnish


Keyword Bombay, Chatpata, Chicken, Dhaba, Mumbai

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  1. Dwellingofafoodie says:

    5 stars
    One of our favourite recipes! Always goes down so well. Jazakallah for all your effort. May Allah reward you.

  2. 5 stars
    My go to dish every single time! Gave me a new appreciation to chicken thigh too!

    1. Alhamdolillah, Its a unique recipe. Thanks for the feedback and support.

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