The Healthify Food Library

The Healthify Food Library




Bhuna is a traditional Indian dish known for the long, slow cooking of spices, meat, and vegetables. The term 'bhuna' refers to the method of cooking, where spices are gently fried in plenty of oil to extract their true flavor. The dish is cooked in its own juices, which is what gives the dish its distinctive deep, rich flavor. Usually, it contains meat like chicken, beef, lamb or prawns, although a vegetarian option can also be made.

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diced meat (chicken, lamb, beef, or prawns)


large onions finely chopped


garlic, minced

4 cloves

ghee or vegetable oil

2 tablespoons

garam masala

2 teaspoons


1 teaspoon

chilli powder

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Heat the ghee or oil in a large pan, and add the chopped onions. Fry until golden brown.

Step 2:

Add the garlic and spices, and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Step 3:

Add the diced meat to the pan and stir well, ensuring the meat is coated in the spice mixture. Cover the pot and simmer for about 30-45 minutes.

Step 4:

Once the meat is cooked through, remove the lid and turn up the heat to reduce any excess liquid and intensify the flavours.

Step 5:

Serve your bhuna with a side of naan bread and fresh coriander.

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