Lasooni Murgh (Garlic Flavored Spicy Chicken) Recipe

  • 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed into a paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 5 saffron threads
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  1. Stir together the yogurt, garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala, white pepper, and saffron; season to taste with salt. Toss the chicken in the yogurt and marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 12 hours.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Toss in the cumin seeds and allow to cook until fragrant, 20 to 30 seconds. Add the chicken and brown in the oil. Discard any remaining marinade. Turn heat to medium-low, cover, and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Pour in the cream and heat through. Serve immediately.