Amchoor chicken is a wonderful Indian dish that is on the healthy side. The addition of spices, onions and tomatoes make it really easy to eat and love over and over again. Amchoor, which is dry mango powder, is used as a seasoning in Indian cuisine. Though the flavours are citrusy and sour, amchoor powder lends a very unique fruity taste to soups, samosas, dals, curries, meat, vegetables and so on. The flavour is magical, thanks to the way Indians make use of this lip-smacking ingredient. 

The bursting flavours of chilli and mango powder in this recipe will result in a dish that is an absolute hit too! You may want to learn how to make this dish if the thought of mango-ish, sour and spicy flavours has piqued your curiosity. Are you ready to make amchoor chicken with us?

The best way to nail the recipe is to keep the ratio of sweet and sour flavours in balance. If you want to add an extra sour element, consider the effect of lemon on your dish. But we highly recommend keeping the dish simple, instead of complicating the flavours too much. 

If you want to try making amchoor chicken, just follow the steps below: 


2-3 chopped green chillis 

1/2 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

1 tablespoon chilli chutney 

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon amchoor powder

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of chopped onion

1 cup of tomato purée

1-2 tablespoons of oil 


  • Mix ginger-garlic paste, chilli chutney, turmeric powder and mango powder with boneless chicken pieces. 
  • Pour oil into a pan, and allow it to heat on medium flame. 
  • Add onions and green chillis. Sauté, until the onions turn brown. 
  • Now add the marinated chicken to the pan. 
  • Add garam masala and salt. 
  • Pour tomato purée
  • Mix it all together. 
  • Add water. 
  • Allow it to cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes.
  • Turn down the heat, and allow it to cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Add water, if you'd like to make gravy. 

Photo: Dillon Kydd

We hope that you’ll enjoy the taste of amchoor chicken!