Eid special "CHICKEN CHARGHA" Recipe

This fried chicken is a specialty of Lahore city and popular all over Pakistan. Makes a wonderful Eid celebration dish.
Eid special


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthy++Servings5
SpecialityMain Ingredient

Recipe Story

Its my kid's favorite dish. Spicy grilled Chicken Chirgha can be made with the skin if you like. This makes a wonderful dish for Eid celebrations. Make this with Biryaani and complete your Eid festive meal.


 Skinless chicken1 (without skin)
 Fresh lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Vanaspati/Ghee1 Tablespoon (for cooking)
 Red chilli powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cumin1 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper powder1 Teaspoon
 Garam masala powder1 Teaspoon
 Chat masala1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ginger garlic paste2 Tablespoon


1. In a large non-metallic bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
2. Add the ginger garlic paste and the egg and lemon juice and blend well.
3. Make small slashes in the chicken flesh with a knife.
3. Rub the marinade all over the chicken.
4. Cover bowl and let the chicken marinate for at least two hours or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

5. In a large steamer, bring water to a boil.
6. Place a rack and then place chicken over it.
7. Steam the chicken for 25-30 min until the chicken is tender and cooked.
8. In a large pan, heat the oil on medium flame
9. Carefully place the chicken and fry it for 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning occasionally until golden brown. Stand away while frying and use a pair of tongs to turn.

10. Serve the chicken sprinkled with chat masala and accompany it with Raita or an Imli Chutney if you like.



Anonymous says :

Naushaba Tabbasum ji lajjatdar recipe.
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 12:58pm

Anonymous says :

This is similar to fried chicken! Bahut tasty tha. My family loved it. I also added a little curd to the recipe.
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 12:54pm

Anonymous says :

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It looks easy enough to be tried at home. Will try it soon.
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 12:55am