Chicken Masala Roast

Recipe adapted from Suriyani Pachakam Cook book

Here you go with the step by step pictures and the recipe…

Grind together cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, pepper, chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder with 3-5 tbsp of water to a smooth paste…

Marinate the chicken pieces with the ground masala, grated ginger and garlic, vinegar, salt and curry leaves…
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  Add hot water to the marinated chicken. Mix well. Bring it to a boil and reduce the flame. Cover and cook till the chicken is done and the gravy is reduced. There should be around 1/4 cup of gravy remaining…
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Heat oil in a pan and add sliced small onion and curry leaves. Fry it till the small onion turns golden brown…
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  Add the cooked chicken along with the gravy. Cook it on low flame for 7-8 mins, till the gravy is almost dried and the chicken pieces are coated well with the masala. Remove from gas…
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Chicken Masala Roast

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 800 gms Chicken (measured after cleaning)
  • A small piece Cinnamon
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Grated / crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp Grated / crushed ginger
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 cup Hot water
  • 3/4 - 1 cup Sliced small onion / pearl onion
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil (I used coconut oil, refer notes)

Instructions

  • Grind together cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, pepper, chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder with 3-5 tbsp of water to a smooth paste.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with the ground masala, grated ginger and garlic, vinegar, salt and curry leaves. Add hot water to this. Mix well. Bring it to a boil and reduce the flame. Cover and cook till the chicken is done and the gravy is reduced to 1/4 cup.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add sliced small onion and curry leaves. Fry it till the small onion turns golden brown. Add the cooked chicken along with the gravy.
  • Cook it on low flame for 7-8 mins till the gravy is almost dried and the chicken pieces are coated well with the masala. Stir in between. Remove from gas.

Notes

Though I've used coconut oil in this recipe, you can use any oil that suits your requirements. However for authentic Kerala taste, Coconut oil is the best.
The dish has no gravy, but if you prefer you can adjust the consistency to suit your requirements.
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38 thoughts on “Chicken Masala Roast”

  1. I tried this out over the weekend…i skipped ginger and added extra garlic…it came out quite good.its a quick win recipe.

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  2. Hi Maria, Good Evening, gonna try this chicken dish. treat my family.give it my best shot, look so simple n easy.

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  3. Hi Maria, its first time i post. but im really ur fan. I try whatever i can since i came to abu dhabi. thank u so much.

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  4. Hi Maria, We tried this recipe and it was fantastic and super tasty!!! The instructions are very clear and helpful. Thank you!!

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  5. I tried this recipe and the pepper chicken recipe and they both turned out so well. Thank you so much for your recipes, they are so precise unlike many other Indian recipes which I often have to adjust on a second attempt- makes it easy to recreate the great taste!

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  6. i did a slight variation to your recipe… I crackled mustard seeds, then saute onion with tomato and added fresh curry leaves, Once the onion turns translucent, I added the marinated chicken and cooked for 20 mins. Finally garnished with spited green chilly and curry leaf… Wow… it was awesome… All credits are for you Maria… Thanks for sharing this recipe… :)

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  7. Hi Maria
    This is Meenu here loved ur chicken recipe… Made this yesterday but with a twist of mixing this with the recipe of Beef roast… the end result was fab and guests went crazy !!! thanks a ton for posting this
    lv
    Meenu

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  8. Hey Maria,

    How are you doing?

    I tried this recipe n it came out well :) thanks for the share…always loved ur presentation style…n m eagerly waiting for more chicken recipes .. ;) keep cooking :)

    cheers

    Mahima

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    • Hi Mahima,

      I’m doing good, thanks. How are you?

      Thank you so much for the comment. nice to know that chicken recipe worked well for you. If you like chicken recipes, keep checking this place, something special is coming up for chicken lovers ;)

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          • Hey dear Maria :)
            SOMETHING SPECIAL…the special was really great….chicken e- booklet ..i loved it ..the piks uve added is so tempting tooo….n yeah…cant go off without telling about ur secret recipes….hehe..tho i didn’t try those recipes yet…i feel this booklet worth it….a big applause for you dear for all the effort uve put for that….IT IS AN AWESOME WORK :)

            Cheers
            Mahima

          • So you finally got hold of the surprise, eh? Thanks a lot dear for buying the book, appreciate it very much.

            Hope you get to try the recipes soon and like it too :)

  9. Maria…
    tried this recipe with a bit change. didnt do the final tempering. just made it without oil. but taste was awesome and we had it with idiappam… that was a perfect combo.. my family loved it. thanks a lot….
    Lv
    Deepthi

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