Tawa Chicken Recipe

Tawa Chicken is a dry chicken recipe, generally cooked on roadside dhabas on big tawa (griddle). It’s really good for people who love spicy flavors and is easy to make. This dish goes well with naan bread. Tawa Chicken is a restaurant specialty in Lahore city. After eating it I often thought to make it at home and finally now I tried and got it very similar to that actual taste. It has a little spicy taste due to use of green chilies. My whole family also like it. This dish goes well with hot naan, paratha or rotis.

[one_third] Prep Time: 10 minutes[/one_third] [one_third]Cook Time: 25 minutes[/one_third] [one_third_last] Servings: 6 [/one_third_last]


  • 1 kg  Chicken
  • 4 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 3 tbsp Tandoori Spice Mix
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste

For garnishing:

  • 6-8 Green Chilies, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves



Step 1

Rinse chicken and trim all fat. Cut chicken into small pieces.

Step 2

Place all ingredients and chicken (except butter) in a large bowl. Mix well.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours for marination.

Step 4

Heat butter or ghee in a large tawa. Add marinated chicken and stir fry for few minutes.

Step 5

Then reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes. Keep stirring until chicken is tender.

Step 6

Sprinkle garam masala over it. Garnished with coriander leaves and green chilies. Tawa Chicken is ready to serve.


  • Serve hot with hot naan, paratha or rotis.


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