Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry is one of the favourite dishes that I prepare frequently. It is a perfect blend of sweet, sour and spicy tastes. This dish is very easy to prepare as well as healthy.
For making this dish, I have used lemon juice for sourness, fresh cream for richness, and garnish with cilantro, giving it a wonderful flavour.
This dish is good for health because it is low in fat and high in protein, making it perfect for weight watchers. So, here goes the recipe for Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry.
How To Prepare Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry
It is very easy to prepare this dish. Today I will show you the easiest way to prepare Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry.
Ingredients: (serves 4)
- 2 Cups boneless chicken (cut into small pieces)
- 3 tsp ginger paste
- 3 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 cup fresh cream or malai (optional, use for richness and taste)
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder or Haldi
- Salt to taste.
For the spice paste:
4 whole dry red chillies, soaked in water for 15 minutes and then blended with little water.
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- 2 dried bay leaves (tej pata)
- 1 pinch asafetida (hing)
- Juice of half a lemon.
Direction for Making Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry
1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
2. Once the seeds crackled, add onion, ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder. Saute it on a medium flame for 3 minutes. Do not burn it. Otherwise, your dish will have a bitter taste.
3. Add spice paste, chicken pieces and salt to taste. Add 4-5 tbsp water and cook it on low flame for 3 minutes.
4. Add fresh cream or malai, stir well and cover the lid. Cook it for 5 minutes on low flame while stirring in between gently to avoid breaking of chicken pieces.
5. Now add lemon juice and turn off the stove immediately. Keep the pan covered for 6 minutes so that all the spices get blended well. Garnish with coriander leaves (cilantro). Serve hot with Naan or paratha.
Note: You can skip cream to make this dish healthy. You can also use yogurt instead of cream for richness and taste. If you are using yogurt, keep the dish on sim for 5 minutes after adding lemon juice.
Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry is ready to serve hot and enjoy with your family or friends. Enjoy this Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry Recipe, do not forget to share your feedback in the comments below.
Nutrition Fact of Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry
500 gms serving contains almost
It provides a good amount of vitamin C, calcium and iron too. Bon Apatite!
Is This a Spicy Dish?
Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry is not a spicy dish. Since I have not used any red chilli powder or green chillies in this dish, it tastes good with Rotis but can be eaten with rice.
Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry is Perfect For Vegetarian?
I would say no, Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry is perfect for non-vegetarian. If you are a vegetarian, then try this lemon rice recipe.
Can I Add Vegetables Like Carrot or Potato?
You can add potatoes and carrots with the condition that they must be chopped in the same size as chicken pieces. But remember, do not add them in the beginning. Add it only after adding cream.
Can I Use Other Meat?
Yes, you can use any meat of your choice like mutton, beef etc. But make sure that the pieces are small and cook well before adding spices.
How Can I Add More Taste In Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry?
You can add 1/2 tsp garam masala at the end after adding lemon juice. You can also add 1/2 tsp dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi) and crushed peanuts for richness and taste.
How Long Will Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry Keep in Fridge?
It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days if you don’t add lemon juice at the end. But make sure that it is covered properly before keeping it in the fridge.
Can I Freeze Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry?
I would say no, as the taste and flavour of lemon will change. It is better to eat it fresh. If you want to keep it for a day, then keep it in the refrigerator after adding lemon juice at the end.
Health Benefits of Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry
In this dish, garlic and ginger give a lot of health benefits. In this curry, they are both used to make the dish’s gravy more tasty, flavorful and rich.
There are so many health benefits of ginger and garlic. They both help to lose weight by stimulating digestive enzymes, hormones and metabolism in the body.
Ginger is good for the stomach as it helps to increase digestive juices and kill pathogens causing infection in the intestines. Garlic has anti-bacterial property which fights against gastric ulcers and gastric infection.
Ginger is an antioxidant that fights against free radicals that cause cancer cells in the body. Garlic also acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol level.
They both also act as good immunity boosters, fight against infections, common colds, cough etc.
The Bottom Line
This Lemon Bowl Chicken Curry dish is perfect for your next family dinner. Sweet, tangy and delicious! It’s also easy to make in just 45 minutes with a few simple ingredients. Serve it over white rice or brown rice for the ultimate comfort food experience.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. And don’t forget to leave me feedback on what you thought of the blog post so I can consider any suggestions when writing future posts!