Learn how to make Arooq (chicken patty). Arooq is a delicious stuffed chicken patty made of minced chicken and a medley of spices. Arooq has a unique stuffing mixture made of hung curd, spring onions, coriander and mint This dish comes from a family of Iraqi Jews who settled in India over 100 years ago. This appetizing recipe is packed with nutrients and is a treat to all the chicken lovers. Chicken is one of the best non-vegetarian sources of protein. It is lean meat, which means that it contains more amount of proteins and less amount of fat. Let us know in the comment section below on how you like the dish.


  • 1 lemon size tamarind
  • ¼ cup water warm
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chilli slitted
  • 3 red chilli dried
  • cup onion chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 eggs boiled
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves
  • 1 cup water


  1. Tamarind paste
  2. In a bowl mash lemon size tamarind with ¼ cup of warm water
  3. Strain by using a strainer and keep it aside.
  4. Masala
  5. Heat a pan and dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds, desiccated coconut until turns golden brown
  6. Grind and make a smooth paste.
  7. Curry
  8. Heat oil in kadhai and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, 2 sprig curry leaves
  9. Add green chilli, red chilli once curry leaves starts splutter
  10. Sauté once and add chopped onion
  11. Cook until onion turn slightly brown
  12. Add ginger-garlic paste and peanuts paste to it and sauté for another minute
  13. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and mix one more time.
  14. Add ¼ cup water to it.
  15. Put the lid on and let it cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  16. Add tamarind pulp, 4 eggs, mint leaves, 1 cup water and let it cook on low flame
  17. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with brown rice.

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