Thankuni Chicken - Bangladeshi food recipe - Chef Biplab

Thankuni Chicken

Thankuni Chicken

Thankuni Chicken is not only a tasty dish, its also a healthy dish . Centella leaf  is used as a vegetable and as a medicinal herb, its Bengali name is Thankuni pata .


  • 01 pcs chicken leg,
  • 01 pcs chicken breast0
  • 1 bunch thankuni leaf
  • 02 pcs medium onion
  • 01 tbsp garlic paste
  • 01 tbsp ginger paste
  • 01 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • pinch cumin seed
  • pinch black cumin seed
  • 01 pcs bay leaf
  • 02 pcs dry red chili
  • 2-3 pcs green chili
  • 01 inch cinnamon stick
  • 02 pcs cardamon
  • 3-4 pcs cloves
  • 5-6 pcs black pepper corn
  • 1/2 tsp mixed hot spices powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for cooking


  1. Marinate the chicken with 1/2 tbsp garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp ginger paste, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp salt and mixed hot spices powder then keep it 30 minuet for rest.
  2. Blanch the thankuni leaf then make it paste by using food processors .
  3. Shallow fry the marinated chicken on medium high heat .
  4. Make the pan medium high heat then roast bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamon, cloves, dry red chili, cumin seed, black cumin, put oil after 01 minuet . When oil will be heat then add shredded onion and stir well, after onion become brown add garlic paste, ginger paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, green chili and continue stir until oil will come out from gravy .
  5. Add fried chicken on the gravy and mixed well . After few minuet add the Thankuni paste and keep it to simmering point for about 5-6 minuet then serve .
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