Spicy Chicken Bhuna Masala Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and flavorful Indian chicken dish with this easy chicken bhuna masala recipe.
30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Calories 200 kcal


  • Large skillet or wok
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking spoon
  • Knife


  • 500 grams chicken cut into small pieces
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes pureed
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook until the oil separates from the masala.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix well to coat with the masala. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.



Chicken is a good source of protein and this dish is rich in Indian spices which have various health benefits.

Serving Tips:

Serve hot with rice or Indian bread like roti or naan.

Tips and tricks of recipe:

Marinating the chicken in yogurt and spices for a few hours before cooking can enhance the flavor.

Variations of recipe:

You can add diced bell peppers or potatoes to the dish for added texture and flavor.


FAQs & answers:

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, boneless chicken works well for this dish.

How spicy is this chicken bhuna masala?

You can adjust the amount of chili powder to suit your spice preference.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, this dish tastes even better the next day as the flavors develop.



Spice up your mealtime with this delicious and aromatic chicken bhuna masala recipe, perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the traditional Indian flavors in this authentic dish!