Bhuna with Tomato Raita

Rated 4.6/5 from 47 Customer Reviews

Bhuna is a highly spiced yet quite mild curry with lots of complex flavours and a bit of tang from the use of tamarind in the sauce.

The name describes the cooking technique of first frying the onions, garlic and spices in hot oil to form a dark, brown paste then adding the meat resulting in a dark brown, intensely-flavoured thick sauce coating the tender meat. It makes a great meal with a cooling tomato raita on the side.

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MARINADE SPICES: Coriander, cumin, Kashmiri chilli, paprika, smoked paprika, turmeric, garlic, amchur, salt, ajowan, mint, black pepper, ginger, asafoetida, fenugreek leaves
BHUNA GROUND SPICES: Tamarind powder (tamarind, starch), toasted cumin seeds, coriander leaf, black cardamon, green cardamon, clove, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg
RAITA BLEND: Coriander leaf, mint leaf

  • 600g diced chicken
  • 1 large red onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 4 medium tomatoes 
  • 2 green chillies (optional)
  • 150g full fat natural yogurt (not Greek yogurt or set yogurt)
  • Rice for 4 to serve
  • Frying pan
  • Measuring jug
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Gary Bridge


Very tasty. Tomato Raita Complimented the dish.

Liz Heeley


Very tasty and simple to make

Spicery Customer

Love it, thoroughly enjoyed it

Spicery Customer

So easy to make and really tasty

Jacob Harvey


My husband made this one this evening. It was quick and easy and as we know and love about The Spicery, no long complicated recipes, all step by step, easy to follow with ALL the spices you need!!

Judith Wallis


Followed the instructions but it didn't turn out well.

Spicery Customer

Lovely curry - easy to prepare and delicious result.

Jane Stone


Full of flavour, fantastic.

Angela Barski


We have been using the Spicery for well over 2 years now. The term Spicery Saturday has become a real term in our house. Always excellent food and service. Just bought the Curry Legend set and it's absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended.

Chris Collins


A more basic curry but very easy to make

David Merrigan


Good spice mix. .

Spicery Customer

I made this with venison instead of chicken and in the slow cooker, came out great and the rata just finished it off perfectly

Spicery Customer

Excellent curry with the raita to balance the spiciness.

Alexander Mcmurray