Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Masala Chicken

I love chicken ... cooked in any possible way. This time I made it a little rich as we had a guest for dinner.

Need :

Chicken (I had 5 drumsticks),
2 medium onions,
1 inch piece of ginger,
8-10 cloves of garlic,
haldi / turmeric powder,
whole garam masalas ( cloves / laung,cardamom/ elaichi , cinnamon / dalchini ,bay leaves / tej patta ),
1 tsp kasoori methi / dried and crushed fenugreek leaves,
1 teaspoon garam masala powder,
1/2 cup curd,
a little sugar, salt to taste,
cooking oil.

How to :

Clean chicken and keep aside ( I did not marinate the chicken this time).

Grind 1 onion, the ginger and garlic into a paste.

Heat oil in heavy bottomed kadhai ( I prefer the kadhai to the pressure cooker for cooking chicken).

Slice the other onion.

Add the whole garam masalas to the oil.

Then add the onions.

When they turn pink, make some place in the kadhai and add the sugar.(It helps in brinigng out a strong colour).

Now add the ground masala, haldi powder and fry well till oil leaves the sides.

Add the kasoori methi and the curd now.

Add the chicken, garam masala powder and salt and fry again for some time.

Add water and cover and cook till chicken is done.

Remove and serve hot.


  1. u know na my chicken experiences... urs looks very tempting.... dont know when will i get comfortable with it...

  2. Don't worry Swati ... u'll do fine .. keep experimenting ... all the best :-)


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