Cardamom Chicken

This preparation is inspired by the classic Sindhi sayel chicken, which essentially is a one-pot rustic stew with roughly chopped onions. One-pot meals are our favorite!

makes ~4 cups


1 lb chicken, cut into 3” pieces

3 Tbsp ghee 

4 cups chopped onions

1 tsp chili powder 

2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp turmeric

2 tsp cardamom

2 Tbsp ginger purée

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cardamom


  1. In a heavy bottom stock pot, combine ghee, onions, chicken and all the spices. Cover the pot and cook on low-medium heat for 45 minutes (stir every 15 minutes) or until chicken is cooked through.
  2. Turn off heat, sprinkle the rest of the cardamom and serve.  

ideas / variations

  • This goes phenomenally with sour dough bread. 
  • Serve with rice or sautéed greens.