DHABA is a variety food you get in Punjab, in the sub continenent of India. Dhaba roadside eateries are a common culture on Pubjab’s national and state highways. Earlier frequented only by truck drivers, today eating at a dhaba urban or roadside is a trend. Thus Punjabi Dhaba become a part of the culture of Punjabi people.


Shallow fry the chicken.
Golden fry the onion.
Golden brown the onion and saute with gingergarlic paste, chili powder, corriander powder and cumin powder.
Add the tomato puree.
Fry one minute with chicken.
Cooked with one cup of water.


  1. 3/4 kg chicken pieces
  2. 3 onion
  3. 1 and 1/2 tsp gingergarlic paste
  4. 1 tsp red chili powder
  5. 1 tsp cumin powder
  6. 2 tomato
  7. Salt to taste
  8. 2 chopped chili
  9. 1/2 tsp all spice powder
  10. 1 tbsp chopped corriander


  1. 1 tsp chili powder
  2. 1 and 1/2 gingergarlic paste
  3. 1 tsp chili powder
  4. 1 tsp salt


  1. Mix and combine well above ingredients in the chicken for half an hour for marination.
  2. After marination add 3 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok or tawa for heat and place the marinated chicken pieces in the oil, then shallow fry all sides and remove the pieces from the oil.
  3. Take another pan and add the balance of oil . Add thinly chopped onions in the heated oil and saute it will become golden brown then add gingergarlic paste and saute a while and add chili, corriander, cumin powders with splash of water in low heat.
  4. Pour tomato puree and chopped green chili and salt in it to cook in a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add chicken and fry for one minute. Pour 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp all spice powder in the chicken and cook for 10 minutes in a low flame.
  6. After that sprinkle the corriander leaves in it. Enjoy with Lacha Parotha.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds delicious! I love how you say, “Golden fry the onion.” I’m going to use that from now on. So much more attractive than, “Sauté the onion until the edges brown a little.” Happy weekend to you! 😀

    1. sunipukadiyil says:

      Wish you a Happy weekend!👍

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