Spice up your meal with Authentic Nepali Chicken Chhoila| Recipe

Total Time: 12 minutes
Serving size: 4-5 servings

An authentic Nepali dish, haku chhoila (or simply chhoila) is a grilled spicy chicken dish that’s popular in the Kathmandu valley region. It’s made with chicken, onions, tomatoes and spices like red chili powder and fenugreek seeds that together make for a flavorful dish. The dish is usually served as a side to drinks or with beaten rice and makes for an appetizing start to the meal.
Lb00128 Chicken Chhoila

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- Chicken – 550-650 grams (cut in small pieces)- Onion – 2 (chopped)- Green onion - 1 cup (chopped)- Tomato – 4 (sliced)- Green chilli – on your need (cut in half or quarters)- Garlic and ginger crumbled (shredded)- Turmeric powder- half table spoon- Red chilli powder- 1 tablespoon- Fenugreek seeds (Methi)- Cooking oil- Salt- Coriander leaves- Lemon juice- Cilantro for garnishing


1. Cut chicken into small pieces in cubes and boil it for 12 minutes2. Take boiled chicken out and let it stay for a while to cool3. Put the boiled chicken in a big bowl and add salt, red chili powder and sliced tomatoes4. Chop onions into small pieces5. Add chopped onions into the mixture and add shredded garlic and ginger6. Heat oil in a pan and add the fenugreek (methi) seeds and heat it until the seeds become black7. Add turmeric powder and stir it nicely and wisely.8. Pour the chicken into a bowl and add the coriander into it9. Add some lemon juice and gently stir it.
Chicken Chhoila is an easy to make Nepali dish that can spice up your meal in just few minutes! The combination of spices, combined with the grilled chicken makes for an incredibly flavorful dish that’s sure to please all taste buds. Serve alongside drinks or beaten rice as a side dish, or have as a main course with other sides. Enjoy!


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