Cardamom Chicken

This preparation is inspired by the classic Sindhi sayel chicken, which 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 

3 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 spices, except the last tsp of cardamom. 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 with the rest of the cardamom and serve.

ideas / variations

  • Goes phenomenally with sour dough bread or serve with rice or sautéed greens.