Instant Pot Chicken Bhuna Recipe


Get ready to add a new dish to your dinner menu rotation: chicken bhuna masala! 

Chicken Bhuna Masala

This Chicken Bhuna Masala is FINGER LICKING GOOD. I’m a little embarrassed for using that phrase on my blog, but it really is finger-licking good! You will literally be licking your fingers as you eat this. Okay, I think I have emphasized that there will be fingers and licking and chicken involved. Moving on…

Do you guys see how the onion and tomato masala is all up on this chicken? The chicken doesn’t seem to mind one bit. And neither do I.

“Amazing recipe, Ashley! Winner chicken dinner! All your chicken recipes are always amazing, and this was top notch! We thoroughly enjoyed this one! Nice to have a dry chicken curry instead of the usual/traditional chicken curries with a thick gravy sauce.”

Chicken Bhuna Masala

What is Bhuna?

Chicken Bhuna (or Bhuna Chicken depending on what you call it) is a “dry curry,” which means the masala clings onto the chicken (rather than the chicken swimming in sauce). 

Bhuna is a cooking method where you cook onions, tomatoes, and meat over high heat – stirring until all the liquid dries up. We’re making things much easier with an Instant Pot + our pre-made onion masala

(This recipe is part of my onion masala series, where I share how to make onion masala, how to store it, and how to make recipes that call for it).

This chicken bhuna is so aromatic, and the spice combination is just perfect in this dish. There are a couple of spices in the recipe that you may not have in your spice cabinet, but they are worth investing in! Black cardamom, for example, is very different from green cardamom. Black cardamom adds a really nice smoky flavor to this sauce. Star anise adds a hint of licorice flavor. And then I use other common Indian spices like green cardamom, whole cloves, and cumin seeds.

No Water in the Pressure Cooker?

I know I’m going to get questions about this…

Bhuna chicken is meant to be a dry curry, and it does not need additional water because the meat cooks in its own juices. You will be surprised at how much liquid is in the pot once it’s done cooking (meat releases water). If, for some reason, your electric pressure cooker won’t turn on or is unable to reach pressure, then add a tablespoon of water. I have a 6-quart electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) and have made this recipe many times using frozen and fresh onion masala; I have never needed to add additional water for this recipe.

If you add water, you’ll spend more time boiling it off once the chicken is done cooking. My recipe will require you to boil off some liquid at the end, so some “bhuna” or roasting is required but far less than if you were to make this the traditional way on the stovetop. 

Chicken Bhuna Masala

Bhuna chicken is so, so good. You can eat it with roti or basmati rice or jeera rice. Make this Indian chicken dish and tell me what you think of it! You may even like it more than my butter chicken recipe. 😉

Chicken Bhuna Masala

Chicken Bhuna Masala

Chicken Bhuna Masala

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  • ¼ cup oil

Whole spices:

Add Later:

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 onion chopped into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Cilantro garnish


  • Press the sauté button, add the oil and allow it to heat up for a minute. Add the whole spices and once they become fragrant, add the chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add the coriander powder, salt and cayenne and cook for another minute.
  • Add the onion masala to the pot (do not mix), secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Quick release pressure.
  • Press sauté and adjust heat to the highest setting, add the ingredients listed under ”add later” and cook for 11-12 minutes – be sure to keep an eye on the pot to avoid burning. (You will want to keep the stirring to a minimum at the beginning to allow the liquid to boil off. Most of the liquid will evaporate around the 8-10 minute mark, then stir more frequently until the masala is thick and coats the chicken).
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.



  • This is meant to be a dry curry and it does not need additional water. The meat cooks in its own juices. You will be surprised at how much liquid is in the pot once it’s done (meat releases water) If for some reason your electric pressure cooker won’t turn on or is unable to reach pressure then add a tablespoon of water. I have a 6 quart and have made this many times and I have never needed to add additional water for this recipe.
  • I have tested this recipe using frozen onion masala cubes as well as thawed onion masala and it works both ways.
  • This recipe is part of my onion masala series – be sure to check it out!
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  1. Dave L says

    5 stars
    I prepared this this evening and it was extraordinarily good. I’m grateful to have found your site and recipes. I’ve tried many of them over the past couple years, the results always great. The chicken bhuna is now standing alongside your chicken biryani as my very top favorites. I made the aloo gobi as a side dish. It was also excellent and a great paring. Thank you for the wonderful dinners.

  2. Swati says

    5 stars
    Hi Ashley,

    Just came here to say I made this and it was outstanding! In fact I made both Bhuna chicken and your famous butter chicken and my father in law said he enjoyed this more than the butter chicken!

    Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. Maneesha says

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe, Ashley! Winner chicken dinner! All your chicken recipes are always amazing, and this was top notch! We thoroughly enjoyed this one! Nice to have a dry chicken curry instead of the usual/traditional chicken curries with a thick gravy sauce

  4. Amara says

    5 stars
    This turned out really good! I had only 1lb of chicken so I subbed in baby potatoes for the remaining 1/2 pound and they were perfectly cooked.

  5. Carol says

    5 stars
    I made your onion masala and this recipe and it was delicious! Came together easily and as always tasted even better the second time!! it was my first time making the masala and will be a regular part of my food prep now.

  6. Theresa says

    If the onion masala is made as written, should any of the spices in this recipe be adjusted or omitted, eg the cayenne, cumin, coriander …? Speaking to your intention for pre-prep, not individual taste necessarily, which I wouldn’t know until after making it. Thanks!

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Hi Theresa, since this recipe calls for onion masala, you’ll want to use all the spices as written in the recipe. Sometimes recipes call for additional amounts of the same spices that are in the masala. Hope that helps!

  7. upasna says

    5 stars
    excellent and cooked to perfection, just needed to kick it up a notch for my family’s taste so I added more indian chili powder and didn’t have any star anise on hand and was a hit!! love your recipes that use the onion masala since I followed your recipe and made a whole batch that lasts for months in my house!! even my picky teen loved it! that’s always a plus for me 🙂

  8. Flanny A says

    5 stars
    Superb taste! The chicken bhuna was a hit in my family – the kids loved it with rice and yoghurt. Hubby and I also enjoyed it thoroughly. The onion masala recipes really make yummy Indian cooking easy and quick! Thanks once again, Ashley!

  9. Happy says

    5 stars
    Packed with flavor, and also tender – I was afraid this would be overcooked, but it was not. I was craving a dry preparation, like chicken sukka (a different dish, though), and gave this a shot. I’d never associate instant pot with a dry preparation, given how much liquid you usually get, but this did work.

    The last step did take a bit longer than you said; maybe I had too much masala so I need to double check the volume of the freezer tray I got.

    I was also very afraid of having a ‘burn’ issue, given that the bottom of the pot was pretty dry to start, but happily I did not have that problem.

    All in all, you are a magician when it comes to creating recipes for the instant pot.

  10. Lorraine McCall says

    5 stars
    OMG. We weren’t just licking our fingers…Honey Bun almost licked the serving plate! This recipe is so delicious, and really healthy! Usually recipes that have a “sauce” like this are filled with sugar and fat – lots of both (thinking of General Tso’s Chicken). This is low fat, with loads of spices (I added in about a Tbl of your Meat Masala at the end of cooking as we like lots of spice). It’s amazing. Thanks once again for all the work you’ve done to make these recipes so easy for us. I am so grateful. (and now, I have to go make more Onion Masala – also “AHHH- mazing!)

  11. Mandy Holmes says

    5 stars
    I have lived in the states for the past 20 years, and have been on the lookout for a recipe that comes close to that Chicken Bhuna’s that I loved in my hometown in England. Fast forward to this Christmas when I receive an Instant Pot as a gift. Found your recipe. Made it last night and OMG! Just like the ones I remember from Tandoori Express in Heckmondwike. Thank you. I have enough onion masala to make if 3 more times.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Mansi, I think the same cook time will work, especially since there’s sauteing at the end. Just a suggestion, I’d make sure to remove the skin from the drumsticks for this recipe. Let me know what you think if you try it 🙂

  12. Usha says

    Hello Ashley,
    Can you tell us the replacement quantities for onion masala. I do have the onion masala ready, but didn’t want to use it in this recipe as it needs lot of amount 2 1/2 cups for 3 lb chicken. I thought using fresh onion tomatoes will be better as they all go to pressure cook for 5 minutes. Let me know your thoughts


  13. Julie says

    If I don’t have star anise, could I use some fennel seeds, either whole or ground? How much would you recommend?

  14. Protima Advani says

    Hi Ashley, how would I make it if I dont have frozen onion masala? Do I just make fresh masala and then add chicken or do I just puree all the onion masala ingredients and add them with the chicken?


  15. Kirk says

    This is such a simple and fantastic dish. I add turmeric just because I secretly add turmeric to most dishes (maybe I’ll live longer or something??). I add 1/4 C of water because I have an annoyingly sensitive IP with the “burn” thing.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Thanks, Kirk! I’m really glad you like this 🙂 and lol! I have to admit – I add turmeric to everything too for the same reason haha (and a pinch of black pepper – apparently it helps with the absorption of turmeric). Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you 🙂

  16. Gary K. says

    5 stars
    I had a rough day at work and was in the mood for some comfort Curry. My wife calls and says her father was coming over and to make something quick. Looked in the fridge and saw we had chicken. Did a quick search on your site for chicken and this came up. Put on a pot of basmati rice, some steamed veggies, and this. I am really glad I made this. The kids loved it, we had zero leftovers and I even caught my FIL “cleaning out” what was left in the pot!

    I didn’t have black cardamom, but since you said it was smoky I used chipotle instead of the cayenne. Otherwise I followed the recipe.

  17. Adele says

    5 stars
    this looks so good – do you serve it as an appetizer or a part of the meal. do you serve it with naan for dipping? I am planning an Indian family dinnerand need to makit keto friedly for one member. I was wondering if this would be good served in lettuce leaves for the keto member?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Adele, you can serve this either way – as an app or a main dish! I’ve done both 🙂 When I served this as an app (at a lunch party), I just put it out along with a few other things (pani puri, samosas) and everyone just ate the bhuna with a fork but I’ve seen mini naan dippers at Costco and I bet those would be cute with this! And I love the lettuce idea! It’d look great in butter lettuce! Let me know how the party goes!

  18. InduD says

    5 stars
    Hi Ashley,
    I tried the chicken bhuna masala yesterday and it came out amazing. Steps were so easy to follow and despite having to make fresh onion masala , it was a fairly simple recipe. I did add extra water while cooking the onion masala, which I later realized was unnecessary; won’t repeat it. This recipe is a keeper and I have bookmarked it for my holiday dinner party.

  19. Peter says

    Hi Ashley, well I made the falafel, the first time ever, and it was good, although a little under spiced for my taste. I made the Bhuna masala without the chicken, but added just a little extra water, to compensate for the water which would have come out of the chicken. Added the pan fried falafel, and just let it sit for a few moments to absorb the flavours. It was great! I surprised myself🙂.
    As an aside, we went to a Lebanese restaurant last night, and I saw falafel on the menu, so I got some to see what ‘real’ falafel should taste like. It was very close to mine, so Im quite pleased. The credit goes to you though for the superb masala sauce that really made the meal. Now to see what my son thinks of it!

  20. Peter says

    Hi Ashley, just made the Chicken Bhuna masala again, as usual, fantastic! I got to thinking, that my son who is a vegetarian, is coming to visit. I thought I could make him falafel. Then I thought If I made the Bhuna masala without the chicken, to make a curry sauce, I could fry off the falafel, then add it to the sauce. Using the same quantities as the chicken Bhuna masala ( minus the chicken of course) would this work?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Peter, falafel bhuna sounds like it would be delicious!! I think it’ll turn out great – you can do this all on saute mode or on the stovetop since you won’t need . the pressure cooker function. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  21. Kylie says

    5 stars
    I cannot believe that I just prepared that and that it tasted that good! Thank you so much for sharing – we absolutely loved it! ❤️

  22. Heather says

    5 stars
    We make this with lamb rather than chicken and it’s amazing! I love how easy this is to prepare if we have onion masala pre-made.

  23. Peter says

    Hi Ashley, I’m working through the recipes with great results ( except vegetable biryani, six failures so far, burn message every time), 🤬. Chicken or shrimp no problem, veggie seems to be a no – no for me! Perhaps someone is trying to tell me something!! I’m about to try this recipe, but can you tell me what 1 1/4 cups of the onion masala equates to please. I made a big batch and froze it in small packs. I’m used to looking up the conversions for most ingredients, but I’m a bit stumped on this one. Ounces, or mg would be fine. I’m afraid that the U.S. cup system just baffles me.🤔 Thank you once again from sunny Cyprus for the wonderful Indian recipes you provide

    • My Heart Beets says

      Peter, I’m glad you’re liking my recipes! But oh man about the veg biriyani! I wonder why that’s not working out… I don’t know how much it weighs in ounces – sorry! I need to keep my non-US readers in mind more so thank you for the comment/reminder!

  24. Lizzie says

    5 stars
    I made a big batch of your onion masala whilst on maternity leave waiting for our daughter to arrive (last August), only just getting around to using it now – this was the first recipe I used it in and it’s so good! Easily made 2 meals for my husband and me and we both found it delicious. Thank you!! 🙂

  25. Gary Glauberman says

    5 stars
    I used some frozen chicken drumsticks- removed the skin first. I had 12 legs, so the spices and onion masala had to be proportionately increased. It is delicious- as you said, it is finger lickin’ good. This recipe is a home run! Since I have never eaten this dish before, I have no other version of this dish to compare to, and I dont know how “dry” the curry actually should be, other than from the on-line pictures. But, mine resembles the pictures…and as I have already said, it is delicious.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Gary, that’s great! I’m so glad you liked it and thanks for sharing the tip about the frozen drumsticks – I’m sure others may want to use drumsticks as well so great to know it worked out well 🙂

  26. Inayat Moosa says

    5 stars
    My family loves this dish along with many of your other recipes!

    The onion masala is a time saver!

    Have you made beef bhuna? I’m thinking of making this recipe with sirloin beef.

    Any suggestions?


  27. Max says

    Hey Ashley,

    Onion masala is ready and the bhuna will be, right after I finish typing this.. 🙂 What are your thoughts about inclusion of yogurt while cooking the bhuna? Chicken cooks really well in yogurt and it blends well with chicken juices and spices… Thanks for the delicious recepie!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Max! I haven’t tried it that way but that sounds great! I might have to try using a couple tablespoons of yogurt next time I make this! If you try it this way, let me know how it goes!

  28. Sonal says

    Hi Ashley, a few questions…1. can this be made a day or two in advance? will it re-heat well or will it be too dry? 2. can i use frozen thighs? 3. can i put all the whole masala in a cheese cloth so its easier to take out? or will that not let the flavors through? thanks so much!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Sonal! I’ve made this a day in advance and it reheated perfectly in the oven the following day 🙂 I haven’t tried this with frozen thighs – I wonder if they might release too much water. I also wouldn’t use a cheesecloth for this recipe – the spices should heat in the oil. Hope that helps!

  29. Courtney says

    5 stars
    Working my way through your suggested recipes to use up my frozen onion masala… this one is INSANE. So easy, complex flavors, perfect for a cold winter evening. Will be adding this and your aloo baingan to our rotation. Thank you!! 😊

  30. Julie Parkes says

    My daughter and I made this dish last night and it was delicious.
    Super simple in the pressure cooker and so tasty.
    I am new to your sight but have now made 5 recipes from the pressure cooker range.
    All have been outstanding.
    I have never cooked Indian food before and now I realise how much my family and I have missed out on some amazing new food.
    Your recipes are wonderful to understand and very easy to make.
    We are having goat curry in a hurry tonight.
    Very excited to try this recipe as well.
    Thank you for all the effort you put in to your recipes.
    I just love your site.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Julie, I’m so happy to hear that you’re liking all the recipes you’re trying from my site! Thank you so much for letting me know how you’re enjoying them! I hope you love the goat curry as well!

  31. Chris Mezzolesta says

    5 stars
    Almost speechless. Bought an IP yesterday for various cooking reasons but primarily because we wanted to make Indian dishes more frequently (we’ve built up quite a spice collection but until we moved them to small Mason jars on the wall-mounted racks it was tough to find what we needed). Came across this recipe and since we love lamb bhuna, thought I would try it – ended up making gobi masala, your onion masala (now in ice cubes in the freezer) and finally this fantastic recipe. To those using chicken breast, I would say to Give the Thigh a Try, since it is so much more flavorful & tender & moist, and REALLY lends itself to this deep flavored sauce. I could not get over how multi-layered of a flavor I could get cooking it this quickly. The onion masala certainly helped I’m sure…and wow, the IP has already earned a place in our cooking routine. Great recipe!!

  32. Matt says

    5 stars
    This is superb! Absolutely restaurant quality curry, made in our home with this recipe. You were right Ashley! I scraped the pot after to get everything. SO GOOD!

  33. swagata says

    5 stars
    I finally got a chance to try this recipe (I made the onion masala months ago!), and again, another 5-star recipe that my family loves! Thanks, Ashley!

  34. Abhi Jones says

    Hi Ashley, Thank you for your recipes – I even impressed my mum with the recipes I’ve done so far. Just wanted to ask if you can do this recipe with frozen chicken thighs or do I need to defrost first. Heard that you can cook from frozen with the instant pot but not sure if I believe it. Thanks so much.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Abhi, I’m so happy to hear that! I haven’t tried it with frozen thighs so I can’t say for sure but I bet it would work if you add an extra minute or two! If you try please let us all know!

  35. Stefan Kennedy says

    5 stars

    This dish is absolutely fantastic! I was wondering if you had any advice if I was looking to double or even triple this recipe….would you 2x or 3x the onion masala? I’ll be happy to figure it out through trial and error but would rather use more of my precious onion masala than I need to!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Stefan, that’s so great to hear! Thanks for letting me know how the chicken bhuna turned out for you 🙂 I haven’t tried doubling the recipe but my guess would be to double all of the ingredients but keep the pressure cooking time the same. One thing to keep in mind is that it will take longer to reduce the sauce at the end. Glad you like it so much – keep me posted on how it goes! 🙂

  36. Justin Osterberg says

    Ashley thank you so much for this recipe on your website. I have now cooked three of your dishes and all of them have come out wonderful I am cooking the chicken Bhuna tonight and even went out and purchased an instant pot because I found your recipes. My family and I love them! Stupid question: with the whole spices am I supposed to ground them up before I put them in the pot I assume no but am I supposed to pick out the star Annise in the cardomons at a certain point or just win the dishes complete?

  37. Melissa says

    5 stars
    Delicious! I cut back the cardamom to only 2 green (my husband isn’t a big fan). We had it over basmati rice and it was so good! Thanks for posting this.

  38. Naomi says

    I made this last week with bone in thighs as that’s what I had. Unbelievably tasty! I love your blog so many ch: since I got my IP Indian dishes have been my favourite to make and your recipes are so easy to follow. Thanks!

    My question today is, have you ever doubled this recipe? Seems I might have to brown the chicken in batches, wondering if you have any input in this.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Naomi, I’m so happy to hear that you made and liked this so much! I haven’t tried to double it – if you do, I think browning in batches is a good idea. You may want to first remove all the meat to reduce the sauce – my thought is that with extra chicken, there will be a lot of additional liquid that is released from the meat. Let us know how it goes if you try!

  39. Jamie says

    Loved the taste of this recipe and will definitely make it again, but I found that 1/4 cup was far, far too much oil! I had big pools of it in my chicken Bhuna. Maybe my onion masala separated? Next time I will try just 2 tablespoons of oil to fry the whole spices.

  40. Sajna says

    Hi Ashley! Love your recipes. Can I make this recipe if don’t have the frozen onion masala? How much onions and tomatoes in that case? Thank you!

  41. Rebecca says

    I am in love with the onion Masala and this recipe! I had to leave out the star anise because I didn’t have it, but next time, which will be very soon, I will use it. I’m not much of a licorice person curious what it will add to all the other subtle flavors. I tried it in a 3 quart, and used frozen cubes.. and ended up with a good amount of sauce. Loved it. I’m planning to try it in my 8 qt but I’m a little sure how to scale up the spices and masala for twice the amount of chicken. Any ideas?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Rebecca, that’s so great to hear! It doesn’t have a strong licorice flavor – I actually don’t care for licorice but I do like the subtle flavor that star anise adds to the dish. Let me know what you think when you try it with the star anise – I’d love to know! I haven’t doubled this recipe but my guess would be to double all of the ingredients and keep the cook time the same. Hope that helps 🙂

  42. Carey Letts says

    5 stars
    Another amazing recipe using the onion masala make-ahead. I will be making this dish over and over again – so simple and so incredibly flavourful. The leftovers just got better and better. I made the recipe exactly as directed and wouldn’t change a thing.

    I’m running out of onion masala though! MUST MAKE MORE!

  43. Ronica says

    Hi Ashley, if I’m using the frozen masala, how many ‘cubes’ should I use (I used the same silicone containers you did)? Also, do I need to thaw it out before throwing it into the pot? Thank you!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Ronica, each container is ¼ cup of masala so for this recipe you will want to use 5 cubes (totaling 1 ¼ cups of onion masala). Each recipe says whether or not it should be frozen or thawed – for this recipe you can use either frozen or thawed masala 🙂 Let me know what you think of the dish!

  44. Carey Letts says

    5 stars
    Another onion masala winner Ashley! I made this last night for dinner tonight and it was so easy to bring together! So far I’ve only had a little nibble before tucking the dish away and it was very tasty! Will be nice with the fresh cilantro on it at dinner time…. now what to serve with it…

    I’m running low on my frozen onion masala as well – better get another batch made because I DO NOT want to run out of this little treasure!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Carey, so happy to hear that!! Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you 🙂 And yes, make it soon – I have some great new recipes that I’ll be sharing here soon!

  45. Melissa Balisger says

    Hi Ashley,
    I just found you last night. My IP arrived this morning. I’m so excited. I went to the Indian store and bought everything to make this dish.
    Can you explain the Whole spices.
    3 green cardamon
    1 black cardamon
    Are these ounces?
    Thank you!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Melissa! So happy you went to the Indian store to get these spices 🙂 So, what I mean by 3 green cardamom is 3 green cardamom pods and 1 black cardamom means 1 pod as well. Are you in my Instant Pot for Indian Food facebook group? This would be a great question to ask there – I can share pics with you that may help!

  46. Sarah says

    5 stars
    Hey Ashley,

    This is my favorite from the Onion Masala series so far; it’s truly excellent! The flavor reminds me of your Kadai chicken recipe, but even easier, if that’s possible! I only had chicken breast on hand so I reduced the cooking time a bit. It came out well, but I can definitely see why thighs are the preferred cut to use. I’m completely out of the onion masala now btw…time to make another batch so I can try the rest of the recipes in the series 🙂

    • My Heart Beets says

      Sarah, I’m so happy to hear that you like the bhuna masala so much! And even happier that you’re liking the onion masala and planning to make another batch! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the other onion masala recipes 🙂

  47. Aeysha says

    5 stars
    I first made your Indian Masala and froze the leftovers, I then made this chicken dish. I’m not a fan of the star anise, so I omitted that… but added everything else the same as you mention in your recipe. It really was “finger-licking” good. 😉 LOL. Thanks for a great recipe, I’ll definitely be making this again!!!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Aeysha, I’m so happy to hear that you made the masala and this bhuna recipe! And lol, glad you think it’s finger-licking good too haha! Thank you for letting me know how it turned out for you 🙂

  48. Jitha says

    Looks interesting… pls tell me a way to make this recipe using vegetables… I am a vegetarian… thanks in advance

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Maneesha! You can do the same amount of time – it’ll just come to pressure a little faster since there won’t be as much chicken in the pot. You can also reduce the onion masala to 1 cup or a little less than a cup. Let me know what you think!

  49. Julee says

    5 stars
    Made this today.. Very tasty. I used chicken breast. i cut it a little too small, so pieces shredded at the end. Cant wait to make it again.. Next time i want it a little dryer. Thanks Ashley. Great series on this onion masala. Pretty ingenious idea.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Thanks, Julee! I’m so glad you like the dish and the onion masala series 🙂 If you use chicken breast again then I’d definitely suggest reducing the cook time as the bhuna part will overcook it. As for drier chicken, sauté for longer until the sauce gets as thick as you’d like. Thanks for letting me know how the dish turned out for you!

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