Chicken Masala Recipe

Chicken Masala Recipe
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Chicken Masala is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Masala by following this easy recipe.
Chicken Masala Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 3
  • 1 small Onion (chopped)
  • 1½ inch piece Cinnamon
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 inch piece Ginger (minced)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds (grounded)
  • ¾ tsp Chili Powder
  • 5 tbsp Full Cream Curd
  • 1 tsp Tomato Puree
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tbsp Block of Creamed Coconut (sliced)
  • Coriander Leaves (chopped, for garnishing)
  • 2 tbsp Oil (+ for frying)
How to make Chicken Masala:
  • Slice the chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute onion for few minutes on low flame.
  • Add in cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, and fennel seeds. Stir and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in ginger and garlic. Cook on low flame for another 10 minutes.
  • Put in turmeric, coriander, and chili powder. Mix and cook for a minute.
  • Add 1 tbsp curd and stir thoroughly on high flame. Continue adding some curd and stirring until all the curd is finished.
  • Mix in tomato puree and plenty of water to form curry. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Flavor with salt.
  • Heat oil in a fresh pan and fry chicken pieces on medium flame until white.
  • Transfer the chicken to the sauce and cook for 30-40 minutes until meat turns tender.
  • Add coconut in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove the cinnamon and cardamoms from the chicken.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.