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Most Popular Chicken Dishes

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Due to religious reasons, a lot of people in India do not eat beef. For the very same reason, a lot do not eat pork. This makes chicken a very popular meat indeed. Some of India's most popular foods are chicken based. Here are some of them...

1. Butter Chicken

Very, very few people have not heard of Butter Chicken! This iconic Indian dish is also known as Chicken Makkhani and tastes great with Kaali Daal (black lentils) and Naans (leavened Tandoor-baked Indian flatbread).

2. Tandoori Chicken

Among the most famous Indian foods, Tandoori Chicken is loved by people the world over. The nicest thing about this dish though, is that it's really easy to make!

3. Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka means pieces, chunks or bits. Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious dish in which pre-marinated pieces of chicken are grilled and then added to a thick creamy gravy.

4. Chettinad Chicken

From Tamilnadu in South India, this curry is quite fiery. There's no reason why you can't reduce the chillies to suit your own palate though.

5. Chicken Curry

This most basic of chicken recipes is also one of the tastiest! Serve Chicken Curry with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.

6. Mughlai Chicken

The mild, thick, creamy gravy of Mughlai Chicken is inspired by the food of Central Asia and came to India during the rule of the famous Mughal dynasty. Cook and eat it and you will feel like royalty yourself!

7. Chicken Dhansak

This is a great make-ahead-of-time dish as it tastes even better the day after it is made.

8. Chicken Saagwala

Yummy and thanks to the spinach in it, good for you too!

9. Chicken Cafreal

This delicious, tangy, hot dish is the Indian equivalent of Portuguese-style grilled chicken!

10. Mughlai Chicken Biryani

A regal dish, Mughlai Biryani is fit for a king and was probably eaten by many too! This makes the perfect one-dish meal for when you have company.
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