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Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala is a flavorful thick gravy dish comprised of onions, ginger garlic & variety of Indian spices.


1 kg Whole Chicken

3 sliced onions

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

3 tsp red chilly powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp yogurt

1/2 inch cinnamon stick

2-3 cloves

8-10 peppercorns

2 Bay Leaves

Ping of hing

3 tbsp oil

Salt to taste


Wash & clean the chicken & cut into medium size pieces. Marinate with turmeric, red chilly powder, ginger garlic paste, yogurt & salt. Let it marinate in fridge for about 2-3 hours.

Slice onions & roast them in little oil till they get deep brown colour. Allow it to cool & grind it to paste.

Heat oil in pan. Add bay leaves, peppercorns, hing, cloves & cinnamon .Then add the onion paste & mix well for couple of minutes. Take care as it will splutter.

Now add the marinated chicken & mix well so that the masala coats the chicken. Add 1/2 cup water to this & mix again. Do not mix a lot of water as it will wash off the masala from the chicken.

Cover & cook for 10 minutes. Check again & adjust the salt. Some water can be added if required. The consistency of the gravy should be thick & not watery like curries. Cover & cook again for 5-7 minutes. Some chicken may take longer time to cook.

Chicken Masala is ready now. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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