Chicken Lababdar with Samosas and Tamarind Chutney

4.8/5 from 10 Customers

25 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes


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‘Punjab’ translates as ‘land of the five rivers’ and it’s these rivers that produce lush, fertile lands perfect for farming wheat, dairy, vegetables and rice that the area is famed for. This month’s indulgent chicken curry makes the most of the dairy from the region, using both yogurt in the chicken marinade and cream to make the rich, tomatoey sauce. It’s served with gobi matar (a simple cauliflower and pea dish) and some fantastic homemade samosas made with pastry flavoured with cumin and ajowan seeds. A tangy tamarind and chilli chutney and a raita flavoured with bell pepper and cumin complete the meal.


25 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes





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  • Chicken Marinade: coriander, cumin, Kashmiri chilli, paprika, smoked paprika, turmeric, garlic, amchur, salt, ajowan, mint, black pepper, ginger, asafoetida, fenugreek leaf
  • Curry Spices: cumin,coriander, turmeric, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg, chilli
  • Samosa Pastry Seeds: cumin, ajowan
  • Samosa Ground Spices: cumin, coriander, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg, chilli, coriander leaf, turmeric
  • Gobi Matar Spices: brown MUSTARD, cumin, coriander, turmeric
  • Tamarind Chutney Spices: tamarind (tamarind, cornstarch), amchur, chilli
  • Raita Blend: red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cumin

May contain traces of celery and sesame
Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

  • 500g diced chicken (thighs are best)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 250g floury potatoes
  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 300g peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 250g natural yogurt (full fat is best)
  • 75ml cream (any type)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)
  • Rice to serve

Product Rating (10):


My first spice box bought for me for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised. I love the layout of instructions, more like a laboratory protocol than a recipe which is good because everything is in the order that you actually need to do it. It was easy to follow and the samosas were easier to make than I thought. The flavours were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I have a 3 month subscription and have already chosen my next box :)

Helen Bennett View More

Hooray- we're happy to hear that the instructions were easy to follow and it looks like you have made a fantastic feast, thanks for sharing and happy spicing!


Delicious meal. Easy to make. Really impressed with how the samosas turned out.

Clare Price View More

wow, those samosas look so crispy and delicious! Hats off to the chef- you have made us hungry here at Spicery HQ!


Just a wonderful dish. so may flavours and great to make the dough

John Davies View More

Surprising how you can make such lovely meals right in your own kitchen - great work!


Took a while to make but well worth it in the end. be sure to make the dough nice and firm so that it doesn't open up in the deep fat fryer like a couple of mine did :)

Andy Burrows View More

Thanks for the tips! Everything looks like it came out wonderfully!


Absolutely delicious curry, one of the best we've ever had. So much easier to make than we thought it would be. Everything tasted amazing.

Michael Murray View More

Glad you enjoyed it, it looks absolutely scrumptious!


Very nice flavours. Love the idea of the kit and there is no way I would have done such a complex curry without the kit. Very good, but it took far longer than advertised.

Jon Rucker View More

Glad to hear you enjoyed the flavours - hopefully the time taken will prove to be worth it for the others as well. Happy spicing!


First time with my Spicery gift. The curry was delicious and I got past the fear and made the samosas and they were great too. Absolutely beautiful. Even my partner loved it and she only likes chicken tikka masala.

Peter Fellows View More

The samosa looks very well done, great job! And good job too on getting your partner to like more flavours!


Very proud of our first attempt! We and our dinner guests loved it!

Sonja Ellis-rudd View More

Hats off to the chef- everything looks delicious, we can see why everyone loved it!


Brilliant recipe satisfying the meat eaters and the vegetarians too Home made samosas were amazing

Jim Lister View More

Glad everyone enjoyed this, the samosas look perfectly crispy- hats off to the chef!


The birthday guests couldn't join us but this recipe did not disappoint. An amazing meal bringing joy into coronavirus lockdown! Thank you.

Claire Hancock View More

I'm glad we could help bring a bit of joy to you! Happy spicing!

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