Kerala Masala Chicken

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Masala Chicken

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 5 -6
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 cup Small Onion
  • 3 medium Tomato
  • 4 Green chili
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 small piece Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 10 Red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Curry Leaves


  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry small onions, tomato & green chilli separately & keep aside. Grind together turmeric powder, cinnamon, clove, red chilli, pepper and cumin seeds.
  • Stir the ground masala in the remaining oil. Add chicken pieces & salt to the masala & stir. Add required amount of water to cook chicken & cover it with a lid. Once the chicken is cooked well add the fried onions, tomatoes, green chillies & garnish with curry leaves.


Adding coconut cashew paste after the chicken is done will make a thicker & much tastier gravy. Grind together 1/4 cup of grated coconut and 1 tbsp of chopped nuts with 1 tbsp water to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the curry, once the chicken is cooked & mix well. proceed with the rest of the recipe.
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