Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Jeera Chicken At Home

This jeera chicken recipe is ideal to cook during lockdown.


  • Jeera is a healing spice
  • A great number of people have developed a penchant for cooking
  • Jeera chicken is ideal for a dinner or lunch party

What is that one thing in your kitchen that you hold most dear? For a lot of us, it is our stash of spice. Haldi, jeera, ajwain, dhaniya, laal mirch, there are countless number of spices that play an intrinsic role in livening up our meals. With each spice boasting of a distinct flavour, it would be unfair to choose a favourite, especially because we end up using so many in our delicacies. Yet, at times there is that one spice that outshines. In this jeera chicken recipe, it is the delicious use of cumin seeds that makes the gravy dish so much more memorable.

Cumin (or jeera) is an earthy spice used in a gamut of desi preparations. It’s healing and healthy properties also make it an Ayurvedic favourite. Did you know that jeera could do wonders for digestion, bloating and weight loss?! It is also good for heart and is a treasure of antioxidants.

(Also Read: 15 Incredible Benefits of Jeera Water for Your Skin, Hair and Health)

This jeera chicken recipe is ideal to cook during lockdown. It is easy to put together, tastes delicious and also appeases your chicken cravings. The lockdown has urged a lot of us to don the apron; we are cooking things we never imagined we would in a normal situation. This is because it was so much more easier to go out and eat at the same. Jeera chicken, much like your other popular chicken delicacies like kadhai chicken and methi chicken, is rich and robust. You can pair it with rice, roti or naan, and serve with the side of onions, chutney and pickles.

(Also Read: Lockdown Cooking: Try This Indian-Style Chutney Chicken For A Tantalising Affair At Home)


The recipe is made with whole chicken, but you can also use boneless chicken if you will. The aromatic dish is a true celebration of spices and its rustic flavour is enough to find fans under any roof. We are sure this jeera chicken recipe is sure to be a showstealer of your spread.

Here is the step-by-step recipe link of jeera chicken.

Try it at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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