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Lebu Lonka Murgi

Lemon & Chili Flavored Light Chicken Curry

Lemon & Chili Flavored Light Chicken Curry

The dish itself very flavourfull and cooked in very easy way. The main thing is the marination. Rest is very easy. Today hubby bought a fresh 750 grams weight chicken, and I thought of making this, as the chicken is very tender and fresh so I need not to add lots of spices to cook it. So made this. I had this chicken in one of my friend's elder sister's wedding once and after that I was planning to make this. But somehow, it was not happened. But few days ago I saw again this chicken curry, and planned for cooking this as soon as possible. So cooked last Wednesday. And believe me it tasted finger licking good. But I cooked it in stew process, no stirring, no water at all.
Lebu Lonka Murgi


  • Chicken, as fresh as possible 500grams
  • Curd 1/2 cup
  • Black peppercorn, crushed 5 to 6
  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Lime juice(preferrably Kafir lime or Gondhoraj lebu) 1 whole lime
  • Salt 1 decent pinch
  • Onion 2 medium size, cut into big chunks
  • Ginger 1" long piece
  • Garlic cloves 5 to 6
  • Green chili 5 to 6 or more
  • Sunflower oil 2 teaspoons
  • Ghee 1 tablespoon
  • Green cardamom pods 2, crushed
  • Lemon/lime leaves 2 to 3
  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon(optional, I didn't use)
  • Sliced lemon/lime for garnishing

About Recipe

Yields »


Preperation Time »

2 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)

Cooking Time »

20 Minute(s)

Lebu Lonka Murgi

Steps to Prepare

  • Take the chicken and wash under tap water, pat dry and keep aside.
  • Take a large bowl, add curd and beat well. Now add crushed peppercorns, cumin, coriander powder, salt & lime juice and mix well. Now add the chicken pieces and mix everything very well and keep aside for at least 2 hours . Now take the onion, ginger garlic in a grinder and make a smooth paste. Pour the paste in a strainer and strain the juice out of the paste & keep aside.
  • Take the green chilies in the grinder, add little water and grind to make smooth chili paste.
  • Now add the onion, ginger & garlic juice & the green chili paste to the marinated chicken and marinate the chicken again with them.
  • Heat oil & ghee in a pan, temper the oil with crushed green cardamom pods. Pour the chicken in the pan along with the marinate and cover the pan, simmer the heat and let the chicken cook for at least 15 minutes.
  • No need to add any water, the chicken will cook with it's own juice. Open the pan, check if the chicken is cooked or not. If it is cooked, check for salt, add some if needed, add sliced lemon/lime & lime leaves, cover the pan again for 10 minutes as standing time. If the chicken is not cooked, cover it again for 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with Steamed rice or Roti/phulka.
Lebu Lonka Murgi