Spicy Chicken Masala Recipe

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  1. sonunilam

    sonunilam New IL'ite

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    ½ kg chicken, washed and cut into medium sized pieces
    3 tbsp curds
    1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust to suit your spice level)
    ¼ tsp turmeric pwd
    salt to taste
    Make a paste:
    6-7 cashewnuts
    4-5 tbsps milk
    Dry roast and make a fine powder:
    1” cinnamon
    10-12 curry leaves
    3 cloves

    Rest of the ingredients:

    3-4 tbsps oil
    2 big onions finely chopped
    1 large tomato finely chopped
    1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    1 tsp coriander powder
    3/4 tsp black pepper powder (adjust to suit your spice level)
    ¼ tsp cumin powder
    coriander leaves for garnish


    1 Marinate chicken pieces in chilli powder, turmeric powder, curds and salt for 20 mts.
    2 While the chicken pieces are marinating, make a paste of cashewnuts and milk. Keep aside.
    3 Dry roast cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves for 1 mt and make a powder of them. Keep aside.
    4 Heat 1 1/2 tbsps of oil in a cooking vessel. Add the onions and saute till pink. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute further for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
    5 Add coriander pwd, cumin pwd, pepper pwd and combine well and fry for another minute.
    6 Add the tomatoes and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Combine well and cook till oil separates.Turn off heat. Cool and grind the cooked masala. Keep aside this masala paste.
    7 Heat 1 1/2 tbsps oil in a cooking vessel and add the marinated chicken and cook on high flame for 4-5 minutes, reduce heat and cook covered for another 4-5 minutes.
    8 Add the ground masala paste, cashewnut paste and ground powder of cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves and combine well. (Add a cup of water for more gravy consistency). Cook till chicken pieces are soft and you get the desired curry consistency. Adjust salt.
    9 Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

    • Can be cooked on gas stove, induction cooker or microwave oven
    • Servings for four to five persons
    • Can be prepared in 30 to 40 mins
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  2. Sindhurak

    Sindhurak Platinum IL'ite

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    Nice recepie Sonu.. Thanks for sharing :)

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