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Chicken Masala Recipe

Chicken Masala
How To Make Chicken Masala

About Chicken Masala Recipe | Chicken Gravy Recipe: A flavourful and easy chicken recipe, perfect for occasions like dinner party with friends or a get together with family on festivals like Eid or Diwali. It is the most basic and simple chicken recipe to try at home, cooked in less than an hour! Chicken masala can be paired with some steamed rice or any Indian bread of your choice like roti, naan or hot and piping parathas.

Ingredients in Chicken Masala: While there are many different styles of chicken gravies cooked in different parts of the country, this one has spicy chicken curried in tomatoes and a variety of spices, cooked till soft and finished with cream and coriander leaves.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings8
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chicken Masala

  • 1 Kg chicken (broiler) (skinned and cut into pieces)
  • 2 tsp ginger (ground with garlic), chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, powdered
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cream (for garnish)

How to Make Chicken Masala

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Heat oil and add cumin seeds.
When they splutter, add onion mixture and sauté over high heat till light brown.
Add the tomatoes, and sauté till fat separates.
Add the garam masala, salt, turmeric, coriander powder and the red pepper and mix well.
Keeping the heat high, add the chicken pieces and turn around till they are completely coated with the mixture.
Add 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and cook covered till chicken is cooked through and is soft and tender.
Serve hot garnished with the cream and coriander leaves.
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