Monday 24 February 2014

Chicken Masala - Chicken in spicy gravy

Chicken Curry on a Sunday is a must in my family.  So I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try out as it is always exciting to cook something for the first time. The goal is to find a recipe that is simple with easy to find ingredients and takes very less time to cook. I don’t want to spend my entire day in the kitchen.  I got this recipe from my aunt (who I turn to most of the time for new dishes).  

Chicken Masala is the name I have used for the blog post.  The reason being most of the chicken dishes don’t have a name and are by default always called “chickena randhayi” (which means Chicken Curry in Konkani).

For Paste
Chicken – ½ kg
Onion – 1  big
Grated Coconut- 3 tbsp
Coriander leaves – a handful
Ginger – 2 “
Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves
Cinnamon – ½ “
Peppercorns – 4
Green Chilli – 2 to 3 (adjust as per taste)

For Curry
Curry leaves – 5 to 6
Onion – 1 big
Tomatoes – 2
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Chilly Powder – 2 tsp (add more if you like spicy food)
Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
Salt to taste


1.       For the paste  :  Fry the onion lightly. To this add grated coconut and sauté for a minute or so.
2.       Transfer to a grinder and add all the other ingredients under paste
3.       Now heat oil in a kadai. Add curry leaves ,chopped onions. Saute till onion becomes translucent.
4.       Add tomatoes and fry some more. Add the ground paste and  sauté for a minute or two.
5.       To this add all the powders .
6.       To this add chicken and let it cook .
7.       Add salt and adjust consistency of the gravy.
8.       Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice or roti.

If you have any such simple recipes please do share it with me. I will post it on my blog with full credits to the owner.


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