Tawa Chicken – Deliciously Spicy, Quick and Easy Recipe

Tawa chicken is an Indian dish made with a blend of spices, chicken and tomatoes, cooked on a flat tawa or cast iron skillet. It’s a popular dish in Punjab, a northern Indian state, but can be found in restaurants and households all over India. The spices used in this dish are what make it so flavorful; garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander and red chili powder all contribute to the heat and depth of flavor in the chicken.

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal, tawa chicken is a great choice. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover chicken you might have in the fridge. Serve it up with some roti or naan for a complete meal that’s sure to please everyone around the table.


• 4 chicken thighs
• 1 large onion, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste
• 2 teaspoons of cumin powder
• 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
• 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon of garam masala
• 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
• 1/2 cup of water
• Salt, to taste


1. Begin by marinating the chicken thighs in the ginger-garlic paste, cumin, coriander, red chili powder, turmeric and garam masala for at least 15 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a tawa or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until it begins to soften.

3. Add the marinated chicken to the tawa and cook for 4-5 minutes until it is lightly browned.

4. Add the tomatoes and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Pour in the water and season with salt to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced.

6. Serve the tawa chicken with roti or naan, and enjoy!