Chicken Bhuna


Chicken bhuna is an Indian curry with delicious fried onions and aromatic herb and spices that tastes fantastic! Enjoy with freshly cooked basmati rice and naan bread.

chicken curry with rice
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 medium onions, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1/4 cup hot water

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 green chiles, halved lengthways (Optional)

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

  • 1 teaspoon curry paste, such as Patak's

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over high heat. Add onion and salt; cook and stir until onion has softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat to low; stir in garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add hot water; cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until water has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add chili powder, ground coriander, cumin, and turmeric; cook and stir over high heat until spices are toasted, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and green chiles; cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.

  4. Add chicken; cook and stir over high heat until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in curry paste; reduce heat to low, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, adding a little water if necessary, about 5 minutes. Check seasoning and sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 625mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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