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Chicken Ghee Roast | Authentic & Aromatic Chicken Masala Recipe


  • Chicken 1 kg

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric 1/4 tsp

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp

  • Salt to taste

  • Peppercorns 1/4tsp

  • Cumin Seed 1/4 tsp

  • Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Red chillies 5-6

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Coriander Seeds 2 tbsp

  • Kashmiri Chile 6 seeded

  • Tamarind (Small gooseberry sized)

  • Jaggery 1 tbsp

  • Ghee 4tsp

  • Some curry leaves


  1. Coat the chicken with turmeric, lemon juice, salt and yoghurt. Allow it to sit in the marinade for 2 hours.

  2. Heat the 1 tsp ghee in a pan,  roast peppercorns, cumin seed, fenugreek seeds,  cloves, coriander seeds & red chillies. 

  3. Let it cool down completely then add garlic, tamarind &  a little water.

  4. Make it into a fine paste, keep that aside.

  5. Heat the 1 tsp ghee in a pan, add marinated chicken and cook for 5 mins.

  6. Separate the chicken and liquid (keep the liquid for later use).

  7. Heat the 2 tsp ghee,  add the masala paste and a little water.

  8. Cook for a min and then add chicken, cook for 5 mins.

  9. Add leftover liquid and salt. 

  10. Cook the chicken. (Chicken should get coated with a thick layer of masala).

  11. Add jaggery and mix.

  12. Then add curry leaves mix well and serve.


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