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Close up bowl of chicken chaat

Chicken Chaat Recipe

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Chicken Chaat is a simple Indian side dish made of chicken, vegetables and spices which come together to create a flavourful dish.


  • 30ml (2 tbsp) ghee or vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) tamarind paste
  • 14g (1 tbsp) garam masala
  • 10g (2 tsp) chaat masala
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cilantro, for garnishing


  1. Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. 
  2. Fry the chicken pieces until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  3. Lower the heat and add the remainder of the oil to the frying pan. 
  4. Gently fry the onion and green chillies until softened and translucent, which would take about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked chicken to the onions, along with the tamarind paste, garam masala and chaat masala. 
  6. Stir fry for another 3 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 
  7. Switch off the heat, add the tomato and cucumber, then season to taste.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: Indian

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