Halwai February 14, 2018


• 2 – Chicken legs (whole)
• 3 tsp – chilli powder
• 1 tsp – Haldi (turmeric) powder
• 1 tsp – Dhania powder
• 1 tsp – Jeera powder
• 1 tbsp – Garlic paste or 4-5 Garlic pods, crushed
• 3-4 – small Tomatoes
• A handful of French beans
• Salt to taste
• A loaf of fresh bread of your choice


  1. Rub the salt and a little of the garlic paste onto the chicken, and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken and the beans to a pressure cooker with some water and cook for 4-5 minutes, a little more than the first whistle.
  3. Once cooked, mix the spices and garlic paste all together.
  4. Drain the chicken from its stock and keep aside to cool and dry for a few minutes.
  5. Once dry, rub the spicy mixture onto the chicken.
  6. Remove and keep aside the French beans to serve as they are.
  7. Chop the tomatoes into quarters and fry them in oil till softened.
  8. Now add the chicken and fry thoroughly.
  9. Serve the chicken on a plate with the French beans on the side, with thick chunks of fresh loaf bread.

Recipe courtesy of Usha Gurnani