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Roasted Chicken with whole,spicy tomatoes!

For all chicken lovers out there, I am here with a special roasted chicken.In fact I prepared it this weekend.The highlight is tomato.The real spicy tempting whole tomatoes with the chicken.I have to thank one kind soul,enthusiastic foodie and a unique writer, Balachandran for the idea.While reading how he sauté,mix and roast the lemon sized tomatoes in spicy chicken gravy ,my God,I was drooling.I decided to check it this week itself and have thoroughly enjoyed the result.

I have used 5 lemon sized tomatoes in this recipe,of which,two I have allowed to merge with the gravy,the other ones intact with the bursting flavours.If you are planning for a party and in search of a special chicken,I can suggest this one ! On to the recipe…


1 kg chicken,cut into medium sized pieces
3 medium onions,sliced
5 whole lemon sized tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped coconut
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 green chilly,sliced
2 pieces of cinnamon (1 inch)
3 cloves
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1 tsp crushed pepper
2 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp garam masala to garnish
salt,oil as needed

To marinate

1 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp black pepper powder


Marinate the cleaned chicken with the spice powders mentioned in the section at least for one hour.Heat oil in a kadai and splutter cinnamon and cloves.Reduce the heat to minimum and add the crushed fennel seeds followed by sliced onion and green chilly.Roast till the onions turn light brown.Add ginger garlic paste and roast till the raw smell disappears.Add the chilly powder and half teaspoon pepper powder.To this add the whole tomatoes,chopped coconut and mix well.Roast it in law flame till skin starts break.At this stage take back three tomatoes and keep.This is to use at the final stage.Remaining two will get eventually mashed and roasted with the chicken.Add chicken at this stage and mix well.You can either close the kadai with a lid and slow cook or shift the entire thing to a pressure cooker.In either way,the chicken should be cooked well.If you are using a pressure cooker 4 continous whistles will do.Now again shift it to the kadai and start roasting with an open lid.Mix in between and check salt.Add curry leaves and remaining half of the pepper powder.Finally put the whole tomatoes back to the chicken .Make sure you are not mashing them.Sprinkle garam masala powder and switch off the stove.Keep closed for some time so that the tomatoes will absorb all the flavours from chicken.This chicken will have spicy masala wrapped over the dish.Serve with Appam,Chapathi or Rice !


8 comments on “Roasted Chicken with whole,spicy tomatoes!

  1. Juxtaposition
    September 21, 2011

    I will definitely try it this weekend. 🙂


  2. Sobha Shyam
    September 21, 2011

    this is a wonderful and new recipe to me,tomatoes make the dish beautiful, looks super delicious dear..


  3. Balachandran V
    September 21, 2011

    You should've seen my face! Grinning like the happiest baby in the world! I called P and proudly showed her your post. P said OK we will make this chicken today!:-)


  4. anilkurup
    September 21, 2011

    I' already refereed your blog to C. Hope she d be trying your exploits too.

    This one as usual tempting beyon words.


  5. Priya
    September 21, 2011

    Omg, cant take my eyes from those fabulous looking flavourful chicken roast..yumm!


  6. Pushpa
    September 21, 2011

    Spicy and delicious chicken roast love it with some parathas.


  7. Hamaree Rasoi
    September 22, 2011

    Finger licking gravy….treat for chicken lovers..

    Hamaree Rasoi


  8. Suja
    September 22, 2011

    Finger licking delicious,tempting chicken curry,will surely give this a try


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