Chicken Bhutua (Chicken Stir Fry)


1.5 lb. chicken, cut into 1” pieces (can also be substituted with lamb)
5 garlic gloves, minced
1” ginger, minced
3 fresh red chilies, minced
1 T. cumin powder
½ tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. turmeric
5 T. mustard oil (divided)
1 c. green onions, cut in 1” lengths
1 tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. cinnamon
5 cloves
1 c. peas
salt to taste


In a large bowl combine chicken, 1 T. of the mustard oil, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat thoroughly. In a non-stick pan heat remaining mustard oil. Add cloves and fry for 15 sec. Transfer the coated chicken to the pan, stir well to brown. Add garlic, ginger, and red chilies. Stir-fry chicken in medium heat until cooked through.  You may need water to moisten, if it starts to burn. Add green onions, peas, and cinnamon, stir for 2 min. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with stir-fried vegetables and rice.


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