If you want me to recommend one Indian recipe to a first timer, then this Indian spiced chicken stir fry is my undisputed choice! Period!
I consider myself extremely lucky to have discovered this recipe of Indian spiced chicken stir fry! This is one addictive dish which I am gonna recommend each and every one (I mean the ‘meat-eaters’!) and I am sure they will never be able to thank me enough! I have tried multiple chicken stir fry dishes, at home as well as at Chinese fine dining restaurants, but this Indian spiced chicken stir fry has knocked me off my feet and how! I am not saying that I won’t go back to my favorite Chinese chicken stir fry dishes (I am definite that I will!), but this dish has got all my heart!
As you may already know India has many states each with their distinct cuisine. I belong from Bengal which has major usage of some distinct spices like poppy seeds, panch phoran, onion seeds etc. Panch Phoran is a classic Bengali spice which is nothing but a uniform mixture of 5 whole spices – fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds, black mustard seeds and fennel seeds each in equal portion and this special mix lends an exclusive taste to Bengali food. This recipe of Indian spiced chicken stir fry is flavored with these 2 classic Bengali spices i.e. panch phoran & poppy seeds and hence gets a unique characteristic of its own! That may be the reason I am so hooked to this dish!