C46 Dhaba Chicken

A 'dhaba' is an Indian roadside restaurant and to think that a single recipe is served throughout the sub-continent would be very naive. Many variations can be found on the internet and this one is inspired by the "Quick And Easy Indian Cook Book" by 'The Three Sisters'. It has been converted to suit a single portion and cooked in a BIR (British Indian Restaurant) rather than a traditional style. As a consequence, some of the ingredients have been changed. The combination of the amchoor and tomato makes for a delicious Medium curry.


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2 tbspn oil ¼ tspn turmeric
50 gm onion (prepared weight) ¼ tspn garam masala
1 tspn ginger (grated) ¼ tspn ground ginger
1 tspn garlic (crushed) 1/8 tspn ground cumin
1 tspn green chilli (chopped) 300 ml c46 curry base sauce (see note 2)
½ tspn chilli powder 1 tbspn tomato purée
½ tspn ground coriander 1 portion c41 precooked chicken
½ tspn amchoor powder (see note 1) ¼ tspn salt



  1. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy pan and fry the onion, stirring regularly, for 2 min.
  2. Add the ginger/garlic paste and green chilli and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chilli powder, ground coriander, amchoor powder, turmeric, garam masala, ground ginger and ground cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 min, adding a little c46 base sauce if required to prevent drying and burning.
  4. Add the tomato purée and 40 ml of c46 base sauce and cook, stirring, for 1 min, adding a little c46 base sauce as required to prevent drying and burning.
  5. Add the chicken, salt and 80 ml of c46 base sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, adding c46 base sauce as needed to maintain the desired sauce consistency.


  1. Serve with rice and garnish with a little freshly chopped coriander.


(1) Amchoor is powdered mango and acts as a souring agent and can be purchased at many supermarkets and any Indian outlet.
(2) Dilute the c46 base sauce with 100 ml of water and warm before use. Other base sauces can be used, diluted or not, as required by the specific base sauce.

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The main ingredients
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The finished meal

Amchoor Powder
amchoor powder
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