Chicken lababdar: Happy Father’s day!

Welcome to Little Chef’s Apron! Today, we will be making a chicken recipe after so long! I can’t remember the last time I posted a non veg recipe. The chicken recipe I made today, is chicken lababdar which is a very famous north Indian dish.

As, today is Father’s Day, I am making this recipe.

We had it for lunch and it was incredibly delicious. If you eat chicken then this is the perfect recipe for you to try out.

It was fun to make it and the fun was increased by the occasion as well.

Starting off with the recipe,

Ingredients for gravy:

2 roughly chopped onions

3 roughly chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

4 tbsp oil

1 tsp Indian masalas like garam masala, cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt

Whole masalas like bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom

A little bit of cashew nuts

1 tbsp cream

1 tbsp dried fenugreek

Ingredients for marination:

500 gms bone/boneless chicken

2 tbsp curd

Spices mentioned earlier and salt

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste


First, add the washed chicken and all the ingredients required for marination in a bowl.

Mix it well and let it marinate overnight. If you want, you can leave it for two hours as well but overnight would give better flavor and texture.

Now, in a pan add half of the oil mentioned . Add in the onions and ginger and garlic.

Fry until 2-3 minutes and then add the tomato. Let it fry for a few minutes and add the cashews. Also add the powdered spices and whole masalas.

Cashews are there to balance the sourness of the tomatoes. then, let it off the flame. After it is cooled, blend it finely in a blender jar. It would be very thick so use water to thin it out.

Add the rest of the oil in the pan and add this gravy along with salt.

Next, add the marinated chicken and some water. Approximately ½ cup. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked.

Also add some cream and dried fenugreek ( kasuri methi) to finish off the dish. Serve hot with naan or roti!

I hope you guys liked the recipe and let me know your thoughts in the comments. I hope you have a great day!

And papa, Happy Father’s Day!

Question of the day!

What is your favorite tandoori/barbecue dish?


49 thoughts on “Chicken lababdar: Happy Father’s day!

  1. Oh my, this is sooooo yummmyyy! I’m gonna try making it this week and I’ll share the pics with youu!!! I’ve been in a mood to cook somethin using chicken and your recipe seems easy and delicious!
    Uhm, I prefer barbecue actually because i dont know why but it tastes more smoking and tasty, i guess?
    Thank you soooo much for sharing this, Aarushi🥺💛💖

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  2. Aarushi,
    Hope you had a nice Father’s Day. I will definitely make this recipe using chicken I have in the freezer on the days we don’t use the veggie boxes ( weekly online delivery with recipe and all ingredients lasting four days)
    Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Whenever you and your parents want to come visit Lexington so you can cook this up for me, just let me know! 😄 Course my bride does not eat garlic or any hot spice, but maybe we can do a less spicy version for Anita. 😉

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  4. Oh my! I’m definitely trying this!! Even though I’m bad at the kitchen there’s nothing wrong with trying right?? (I’ll only have a mental breakdown if I mess this up…no worries) LOVELY post!! ❤❤❤

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  5. Wow! This looks amazing! I’m going to have to make this – so simple! I know it might sound like a basic recipe that most Indians know, but I’d love to see your recipe for naan!

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