Like your curries sweet, sour and mildly spiced? Try this chicken pathia!
Chicken pathia is a UK original! It was developed first by Bangladeshi chefs at British curry houses in an attempt to compete with the hugely popular sweet and sour chicken that was becoming popular at Chinese takeaways.
Chicken pathia most definitely got the result they were looking for and now it is difficult to find a curry house menu that doesn’t feature this delicious curry.
Chicken pathia… What flavour to aim for…
If you are thinking about making this restaurant style chicken pathia, you probably already know that it is a delicious combination of sweet and sour.
In this case, the sweetness comes from the sugar and mango chutney. The sourness is from the lemon juice and tamarind.
There is also a hint of spiciness from the chilli powder.
All of these flavours can be adjusted to taste by adding less or more of each.
I love this chicken pathia recipe exactly as written but feel free to adjust the recipe to your own preferences. You’ll like it much better then.
The difference between this chicken pathia and the one in my cookbook ‘The Curry Guy Bible’.
In my cookbooks, my curry house curry recipe serve four people.
On my blog, I have written them in curry house portions to serve one to two people.
Recipe ingredient substitutes for chicken pathia…
Chicken pathia is hugely popular at restaurant but so are other variations.
You might like to add tandoori prawns to the sauce instead of chicken to make a prawn patia. Lamb, vegetable kofta, paneer, beef… All of these will work.
About the prepared ingredients…
This is a curry house recipe and in order to get those right, you need to use a base sauce. Here is one of my recipes.
It takes about an hour to make but don’t let that stop you! A large batch of base curry sauce is enough for about 30 portions. It freezes really well.
This comes in really handy when you want a curry house style chicken pathia or any of the other famous curries. Once your prep work is done, this chicken pathia can be whipped up in minutes.
Pre-cooked meat and/or vegetables is also good to have on hand. Not only does it speed up the cooking process, it also adds another layer of delicious flavour.
Indian restaurant curries like this chicken pathia usually include a lot of ingredients.
I recommend getting all of your ingredients ready.
This saves having to look for essential ingredients while cooking.
Would you like to see step by step photos of how to make chicken pathia?
Here you go…
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Here are some more curry house favourites you might like to try!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 471mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 13g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
The above nutritional info is done with a program and is just an estimate.