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Spicy Chicken Masala

Spicy Chicken Masala is made with whole chicken & other spices in onion gravy. Its is perfect recipe for winter.


1 Kg whole chicken

3 sliced onions

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp turmeric powder

3 tsp red chilly paste

2 tsp dried red chilly paste (use kashmiri chilies)

2 tbsp yogurt

2 bay leaves

2 cloves

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 Star Anise

1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

3-4 tbsp oil

Salt to taste


Cut the chicken into medium pieces. Marinate with yogurt, turmeric, red chilly powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt to taste & garam masala powder. Keep it in fridge for about 3 hours.

Sliced onions & lightly fry them in oil till golden brown colour. Grind it to paste after cooling.

Heat oil in pan. Add cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay & mix it. Add the dried Kashmiri chilly paste to it. This will give the gravy bright red colour. Then add onion paste & saute well till oil leaves the side of pan.

Now add the marinated chicken & mix well. Add 1/2 cup water & cover & cook. Check after 15 minutes. Add some more water if required. The gravy is medium thick consistency. Cover & cook for 5-7 minutes

When is chicken is cooked the gravy is ready. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Can be served with chapati, roti or phulkas. Tastes best with bhazani vade.

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