Chicken bhuna is the most common and popular recipe in Bangladesh. No one in Bangladesh does not eat this food. Chicken bhuna means to simmer the chicken with many kinds of spices So that all the spices can get inside the chicken very well.
This is in addition to compensating for the lack of meat. It helps to increase the strength of the body. So those who are health conscious also like this food.
What is chicken Bhuna
Chicken bhuna is usually an Indian.” Bhuna” is a Hindi word that means roasted. This dish comes from a cuisine where the spices, onion & garlic are roasted slowly until they release their flavor into the container. Firstly the chicken is marinated with different spices. Then it is simmered on a medium flame.
So that all kinds of spices get inside the chicken. This is a beautiful dish with high flavor spices and a powerful roasting aroma. The chicken bhuna is a spicy curry dish. Chicken bhuna is the perfect balance of Spices and gives a flavorful taste. Although this dish is Indian, it is available in almost all restaurants in Bangladesh.
Why Chicken bhuna is popular in Bangladesh
Chicken bhuna is popular in Bangladesh because of the following reasons:
It is inexpensive and can be cooked quickly, which makes it convenient to make when people want something quick.
The spices used in chicken bhuna also add flavor to other foods such as rice, dal, chapatti, etc., so you can combine them with your food at any time of the day or night without having to use extra spice or salt because chicken bhuna has already been seasoned.
It has a wide variety of dishes that you can serve along with chicken bhunas like salads, vegetable pulao, puri, and even fruit salad. Chicken bhuna goes well with all these dishes, so there is no need to buy separate ingredients from different stores for each dish when you have everything right here!
Chicken bhuna tastes good no matter what kind of curry you cook it with because it uses both yogurt and coconut milk which makes it very tasty by itself and adds a lot of flavor to other curries that go well with the chicken itself!
The benefit of chicken bhuna
Chicken bhuna provides plenty of vitamins like vitamin B12, which ensures an adequate supply of energy to our cells throughout the day, helping us stay alert all day long!
Vitamin B12 promotes normal cell growth, formation of red blood cells & white blood cells. Vitamin B12 also promotes nerve function & maintains myelin sheath around nerves essential for proper brain function!
The secret of Bangladeshi Chicken Bhuna Recipe
In this recipe, I use regular chili powder, but you can use Kashmiri red chili powder. It gives a bright red color to this dish and Makes it more interesting to look at, and it’s less spicy too. So you can use it and enhance your recipe color.
You can use fresh tomato for thick gravy, and it adds some extra color to this chicken bhuna recipe. It also adds to a good texture. If you want, you can make tomato paste in it. The use of tomatoes adds new flavor to this recipe.
You can remove the green chili if you want. It adds a fresh chili freshness and spicy taste. Those who want to eat fewer spices can skip it.
Always try to marinate the chicken for a long time. The chicken has to marinate for 30 minutes; it is best to marinate overnight. Because the more it is marinated, the more it tastes.
The chicken should be stirred repeatedly while roasting. Otherwise, spices will stick to the bottom of the pan, and the herbs will burn, so it’s occasionally stirring.
Read also: Bangladeshi Chicken Biryani
For the marinade
- Chicken 1 kg (After processing)
- Turmeric powder 1/2 tablespoon
- Chili powder one tablespoon
- Cumin powder one tablespoon
- Coriander powder ½ tablespoon
- Mustard oil two tablespoon
- Lemon juice one tablespoon
- Salt ½ teaspoons
For the Gravy
- Cooking oil 1/2 cup
- Sliced onion 1 cup
- Ginger paste two tablespoon
- Garlic paste two tablespoon
- Onion paste one tablespoon
- Cumin seeds one teaspoon
- Cinnamon 2 stick
- Cardamom 4 to 5
- Clove 2 to 3
- Bay leaves 2
- Green chili 5 to 6
- Black pepper 5 to 6
- Fried onion two tablespoon
- Water as required
- Salt to taste
- Roasted cumin powder ½ tablespoon
- First, for marinating the chicken, take a mixing blow and add the washed and processed chicken, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, lemon juice, salt, and mustard oil mix then very all.
- Marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Take a large frying pan on medium flame and add cooking oil, cumin seeds, and sliced onion. Saute it for 1 minute, then add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, black pepper.
- Fry until fragrant and sauté until the onion becomes light brown.
- Now add ginger paste, garlic paste, onion paste. Sauté them for 2 minutes.
- When the spices are well seasoned, then add marinated chicken and mix well with the spices.
- Add salt and sauté for 12 minutes on low flame.
- Now pour water as much it is required and cook for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Then add green chili, fried onion and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Now add on the top roasted cumin powder and off the flame.
- Served with plain rice, basmati rice, naan, or pieces of bread, which you like, you can be served with this and enjoy the Bangladeshi style best chicken bhuna.