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Chicken Masala !

Today’s recipe is one of my all time favourites.With chicken being marinated and fried,then simmered in spices along with coconut milk,it’s a splendid masala-wrapped chicken in gravy.I have found it best when paired with Pathiri.Do check !


500 gm chicken,cut into medium pieces
1 large onion, sliced
2 tomatoes,sliced
one piece of cinnamon (2 inch)
3 cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp fennel seeds powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
3/4 cup thick coconut milk
salt,oil as required

For marinade

1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1.5 tsp kashmiri chilly powder

To crush

5 shallots
1 piece of ginger (1 inch)
6 cloves of garlic
2 green chillies


Clean the chicken and marinate with the marinade mentioned for 1 hour.Fry both sides till light brown.The pieces should be half-cooked and not crisp-fried.Heat oil in a medium curry pot and splutter cinnamon,cloves and bay leaf.Add the crushed ingredients and sauté for two minutes.Add the sliced onion and roast till brown.Add the sliced tomatoes and mix well.Mix in all the spice powders and roast till the raw smell disappears.Add the fried chicken pieces and mix well.Close with a lid and cook in law heat for 10 minutes or chicken gets cooked well.In between open and check.Add the curry leaves and when it’s all wrapped in masala,pour in the coconut milk.Check salt and simmer for few minutes.Curry should be thick.Serve with rice,appam,Pathiri or parotta.


14 comments on “Chicken Masala !

  1. Priya
    September 12, 2011

    Fingerlicking chicken masala,makes me hungry;.


  2. anilkurup
    September 12, 2011


    its almost 1 pm!!


  3. Suja
    September 12, 2011

    Love this thick creamy chicken curry..looks awesome..finger licking good


  4. Nandini
    September 12, 2011

    Wow! I'd love to have this side dish for lunch! It looks yummy!


  5. julie
    September 12, 2011

    Wow.. Delicious chicken masala..
    Thanx for visiting my blog n Leaving your sweet comments!


  6. Rinku Naveen
    September 12, 2011

    Delicious looking curry.Yummy!!


  7. Sobha Shyam
    September 12, 2011

    chicken masala looks super delicious dear, lovely recipe..


  8. Swathi
    September 12, 2011

    Adipoli chicken masala.


  9. Krithi's Kitchen
    September 12, 2011
  10. Now Serving
    September 13, 2011

    This looks yummy, I am sure it is a good recipe to sub with paneer as well 🙂


  11. ANU
    September 13, 2011

    wow very nice and yummy chicken masala ….

    an award is waiting for you at my space….



  12. JishasKitchen
    September 14, 2011

    wow..thats one tempting chicken masala dear….perfect with chapathi…yumm


  13. Ganga Sreekanth
    September 15, 2011

    very tempting and yummy…loved it..


  14. Bikramjit
    September 15, 2011

    just saw the jalebi Post and now this .. so very unfairrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr …




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