Masala Chicken

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Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

Marination time: 30 Minutes
Preparation time: 15 Minutes
Cooking time: 25 Minutes
Serves: 5-6
Main ingredient: Chicken



Chicken : 1 kg

Thin Chopped Onions : 4 Medium size

Green Chillies : 6

Coriander Leaves : 1 Bowl

Coriander Seeds : 25 grams

Cloves : 10 - 20

Elaichi : 4

Cinnamon : 2 cm or 4 cm

Dry Coconut Powder : 4 Tsp

Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 Tsp

Curd : 1 bowl

Turmeric Powder : 2 Tsp

Red Chilly Powder : 2 Tsp

Salt : 2 Tsp

Oil : To fry


Step 1 : Marinate Chicken with 2 tsp Salt, 2 tsp Red Chilly Powder, 1 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 bowl Curd, 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste for half an hour (best if refrigerated)

Step 2 : Cook marinated chicken by cooking in low flame for 10 min, when water starts oozing from chicken, cook in high flame till the water is evaporated (no need to add additional water)

Mean while mildly fry Coriander Seeds, Cloves, Elaichi and Cinnamon without oil, let it cool and blend them into powder

Step 3 : Heat 6-8 tsp oil in a frying pan

Step 4 : Fry Chopped Onions (Onions are chopped in very small size) and Green Chillies for 3 min in high flame

Step 5 : Add 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste and 1/2 Coriander leaves, fry for 3 min in high flame by keep on mixing

Step 6 : Add 1/4 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Turmeric Powder. Fry for 2 min in high flame by mixing

Step 7 : Add Cooked chicken to pan

Step 8 : Keep on moving chicken in high flame

Step 9 : When Oil is seen on upper layer add Coriander powder, keep mixing for 2 min

Step 10 : Add Dry Coconut Powder, keep mixing for 5 min in high flame

Once Curry is dry add remaining coriander leaves and off the flame

Spicy and hot Chicken fry is ready to serve :)

Chicken fry is best with Plain rice (or) Coconut Rice (Or) Pulka (or) Naan and also with Tomato Rasam

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