Chicken Bhuna

by hintofhelen
Yield: 4 people

Chicken Bhuna Recipe

Chicken Bhuna Recipe

Delicious recipe for Chicken Bhuna - made just like a local, Indian restaurant! The recipe requires you to make a gravy base mixture beforehand - but trust me, its worth the effort! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 Chicken Breasts (Diced)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp Ginger / Garlic paste
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Tomato
  • 300ml Base Gravy

To Serve (Optional)

  • Fresh Coriander


  1. Slice the onion and dice the pepper into even sized chunks
  2. Heat oil in a large, non-stick pan and add the onion, cook on low until softened and golden. 
  3. Then add the pepper, chicken, chilli and garlic/ginger paste - cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the dried spices, stir and cook gently for about 1 minute. 
  5. Add the tomato puree and chopped tomato - cook for a further 30 seconds.
  6. Add the base gravy and stir everything together, then turn up the heat. Cook on high until your chicken is cooked through, and the gravy thick and combined. 
  7. Remove from the heat and serve topped with fresh coriander.

How To Make Chicken Bhuna At Home

  1. Make sure you have some pre-prepared curry base sauce ready for this recipe
  2. Chop and marinate your chicken in Patak’s Tandoori Spice Marinate
  3. Heat oil in large, non-stick pan and fry the chicken until cooked through (or grill the chicken if you’d prefer)
  4. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from heat and set aside on a piece of kitchen roll to dab off any access oil
  5. Heat oil in a large, non-stick pan and add the sliced onions
  6. Cook until browned and soft – about 5 minutes 
  7. Then, add the green pepper and chilli to the pan, stir and cook for a further minute – if you need to add more oil to the pan, do so
  8. Then, add the ginger garlic paste, stir and cook 
  9. Add the dried spices and cook for a further minute
  10. Add the remainder of the ingredients
  11. Stir and cook on high heat 
  12. Add the base sauce 
  13. Continue to cook on high heat 
  14. Reduce the heat and add the earlier prepared and cooked chicken – heat until the chicken is warmed through
  15. Remove from the heat once the chicken is heated through – serve and enjoy        

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Jean Macaulay 31st July 2020 - 2:30 pm

Can I freeze this curry I have taken the base sauce out of the freezer just not sure if I can freeze it again its added to my bhoona

Hint of Helen 15th August 2020 - 7:46 am

Yes you can 😀


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