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Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala is a famous South Indian Cuisine known for its authentic spicy flavour and rich creamy coconut texture. Goes well with rice or paratha.

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Chicken Masala
Recipe type: Chicken Curry
Cuisine: South Indian
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  • 1 kg whole chicken or (thigh fillets) cut and washed
  • 6 tbsp of coconut or vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 2.5 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 3 green chillies
  • 12-15 pieces of curry leaves
  • 1.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 1.5 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • For making a paste.
  • 3 tbsp of fresh coconut or desiccated coconut or coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp of poppy seeds
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  1. Heat oil in a large pressure cooker.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Add onion, curry leaves and green chillis
  4. Saute them until onions turn golden brown
  5. Now add ginger and garlic paste and cook for 2 mins
  6. Now add chilli, coriander, turmeric and garma masala powder and stir well for a min
  7. Add salt
  8. Add tomatoes and saute for further 5 minutes.
  9. Add chicken pieces and mix well with the masala to cover the chicken properly
  10. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and let it cook on high flame till 2 whistles
  11. After 2 whistles, carefully remove the cooker from the gas and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  12. Meanwhile, make a smooth paste of coconut, poppy seeds, fennel seeds and cinnamon powder.
  13. Add water if required.
  14. Now remove the additional steam from the cooker and transfer the chicken to curry pot.
  15. Add coconut paste and coriander leaves to the chicken and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes with a lid on
  16. Serve hot and enjoy


See also Chicken Madras Curry

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