A protein-rich recipe with the special zest of roasted cumin powder which provides multiple benefits.
Category – Indian Cuisine
Serving – 4
350 Kcal / Serving
Dry roast 1 tbsp. of the cumin seeds for 2 minutes and set aside to cool.
Heat the oil in a heavy based pan, add 1 cup of diced onion and cook till golden brown.
Add 1tbsp of roasted cumin seeds, 1tbsp of ginger, 1 tbsp. turmeric, 1 ½ tbsp. garam masala, 1 ½ tbsp. Coriander powder 2 green chilies and cook for 2mins.
Add 500 gms of chicken, cook the chicken on medium flame, and add 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of black pepper, 1 tsp of red chilli powder.
Cook chicken on high flame for 1 min and lower it to medium flame and then cover it with the lid and allow it to cook for 5mins.
Remove the lid and cook until chicken is dry i.e. for 5 to 10 mins.
Check with the spoon if the chicken is thoroughly cooked, and switch the gas off.
Add ½ a lemon, coriander leaves, ½ tsp of butter.
Serve in a bowl and garnish with tomatoes.
High Protein Content: Chicken is one of the highest protein suppliers normally found in people’s diets. The amount of protein found in it is 18 g per 100 g of chicken, which is very high. Protein plays an important role in our diet. It is made of amino acids that make up protein, which are the building blocks of our muscles.
Important Source of Vitamins and Minerals: Chicken is not only a very good source of protein, but it is also a very good source of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins and minerals found in it are very useful in numerous activities of our body.
Weight Loss: Diets with high levels of protein have been known to be effective in reducing weight and chicken has been one of the main contenders in weight loss, since it provides high protein content. Studies have shown that significant weight control was observed in those people who regularly eat chicken.
Common Cold: Intake of warm chicken soup also provides relief from common cold, including symptoms like a congested nose and a sore throat.
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Be extremely careful when handling raw chicken so that it does not come in contact with other foods, especially those that will be served uncooked.
If your recipe requires marinating, you should always do so in the refrigerator as chicken is very sensitive to heat, which can increase the chances of spoilage.
When defrosting a frozen chicken, do so in the refrigerator and not at room temperature.
Use of antibiotics: Conventionally raised chickens are often treated with antibiotics in order to make them grow faster or combat the effects of crowded living conditions. The high usage of antibiotics has led to an increased risk of bacteria developing antibiotic resistance. While they offer different pros and cons, free-range, organic and local poultry can provide more eco-friendly alternatives but cost a pretty penny.
Bacterial contamination: Cooking the raw meat can kill the bacteria that are dangerous, but you still can get sick if you don’t handle it right. Avoid eating raw chicken to avoid contamination with bacteria.