Haandi Chicken with Whole Fried Onions Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Corn oil5 Tablespoon
 Baby onions10 , peeled and left whole
 Fresh green chilies3 (whole)
 Curry leaves8
 Onions2 , diced
 Ginger pulp1 Teaspoon
 Garlic pulp1 Teaspoon
 Chilli powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground coriander1 Teaspoon
 Water1 1⁄4 Pint (750 milliliter)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Chicken2 Pound, skinned and cut into 8 pieces (1 small size, 1 kilogram)
 Chopped fresh coriander1 Teaspoon (for garnish)
 Chopped fresh mint1 Teaspoon (for garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2551 Calories from Fat 1592

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 178 g274.1%

Saturated Fat 35.1 g175.6%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 607.8 mg

Sodium 2649.9 mg110.4%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 14.5 g58%

Sugars 16.3 g

Protein 191 g383%

Vitamin A 176.6% Vitamin C 260.9%

Calcium 31.4% Iron 70.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat the oil in a haandi or saucepan, then add the baby onions, green chillies and curry leaves and fry for about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove the baby onions, chillies and curry leaves from the pan and set aside.
2. Add the diced onions to the haandi and fry for 3-5 minutes until soft and golden brown.
3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the ginger, garlic, chilli powder, ground coriander, 600 ml (1 pint) of the water and the salt. Cover the haandi with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes until the onions are soft and the water is partly absorbed. Remove the lid, add the chicken pieces and stir-fry to coat all the chicken pieces.
4. Add the remaining water, cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked right through.
5. Remove the lid and stir-fry gently for about 5 minutes.
6. Serve hot from the haandi, garnished with fresh coriander and mint, the reserved baby onions, chillies and the curry leaves. Rice or Chapati go well with this dish.