Saturday, 10 August 2013

Chicken Masaledar | Spicy Chicken Masala Recipe

Chicken cooked over slow fire in onion paste & Indian masala



 Looking for a simple & easy chicken recipe? Here is the one for you. No coconut, no tomato, no elaborate methods, just a curd marinated chicken slow cooked in pureed onion & the common India masalas. I made this to pair up with my Coconut Milk Rice. It tasted awesome, spicy enough for the rich rice & blended perfectly with it. This recipe is from my mom's old cookbook, the one which I talk about quite often ! Let's say that was her blog during her younger days. I enjoy cooking dishes from it coz they always turn out perfectly well for me & also it makes me nostalgic. Nostalgia part is because I used to pen down the recipes in the diary for her. See, I had a very good handwriting when I was young, so she let me write it down for her. There are almost 200 odd recipes in it & this time when I went on for vacation I xerox-ed the entire diary & took it with me ! So look out for more recipes from that diary here at my space. Let's now see how to make this tasty & spicy masala chicken..





Recipe Source: Ma's Ole Cookbook

I Took: 30 minutes + 1 hour for marination

Serves: 2-3 persons



I Used:



Chicken - 250 gm
Onion - 1 no - big sized - sliced
Green Chilly - 2 no 
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Curd - ¼ cup
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1 ½ tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - ½ tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - As Needed

The Way:

  1. Clean & cut the chicken into pieces. Marinate the pieces with curd, lemon juice, ½ tsp turmeric powder & salt for 1 hour
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the sliced onions & fry till it becomes golden brown. Remove from fire. Cool & grind it to a fine paste
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or wok. Add the ginger-garlic paste & crushed green chillies & fry for a while. Take care not to burn
  4. Add the ground onion paste & fry for 1 minute. Now add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala & pepper powder & fry well
  5. When masala leaves the side of the pan, add the marinated chicken pieces & cook on slow fire till the chicken is tender 
Serve hot with chapathi/tandoori roti/jeera rice/coconut milk rice

Cheers,
Chitz

37 comments:

  1. Su plato de pollo se ve irresistible me encantan sus aliños los uso siempre,tengo que experimentar con cúrcuma,hugs,hugs.

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  2. My type of chicken curry.No hassle one !
    How our lives are taken over by net and identity thru handwriting is over right!
    The other day my daughter was saying she likes to see handwritten recipes on old paper than on net Chitz,now I am in a fix!

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    1. Haha, have both then Meena, when she grows old she might want the blog version I feel :)

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  3. Una vera delizia!!!! Complimenti, un abbraccio

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  4. Looks Spicy and Tongue Tickling...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  5. Spicy yummy gravy.. The first click is awesome..

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  6. Gravy looks great...lovely clicks..

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  7. That is definitely masaledar without the hassles!!! Bookmarked!

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  8. I adore the simplicity, I adore the spicy flavor and yes, such a dish will always be my fav. Yum and more yum when eaten with rice.

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  9. Fabulous, finger licking chicken curry.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/08/vanilla-chocolate-chips-rose-cupcakes.html

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  10. I love your chicken masaledar...

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  11. its a yummy dish!
    love the arrangement of first photo of this post...

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  12. That's a delicious quick fix ! lovey the clicks too !

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  13. loved d pics , n yummy chicken....today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/08/cucumber-peanut-butter-sandwiches.html

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  14. This looks wonderful. I do have a few questions: where can I get curd? Is it something that I can make myself easily from milk? Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    1. Curd is nothing but yogurt which I used here. Yes, curd can be made from milk, but using yogurt is simpler & makes ur work more easier. Pls do try this & let me know how it turned out, thanks dear :)

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  15. curry is inviting super presentation

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  16. Chicken masala looks very inviting, its my dinner time and iam drooling here...

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  17. Looks soo yummy, lovely clicks :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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  18. curry looks so bright, would taste super yum with some steamy rice,delicious :-)

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  19. Super-tempting, delicious and yummy chicken Chitz :-)

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  20. Love the color and the click. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your comments are well cherished.

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  21. The curry looks deLicious :) I would love it with roti

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  22. cant see my comments...3rd time now....gr8 looking curry..love the colour and the texture

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    1. Not sure y they did not appear before Biny. I regularly check the spam folder. Nothing went up der too ! Thanks for the compliments :)

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  23. I am pure veg but I can see y non-vegetarian would love this recipe.I like the color texture chitz will try it for hubby and will ask his feed back. I am sure he will love it.

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    1. Thanks Janani, do try & let me know how he liked it :)

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  24. Thanks everyone for the heartfelt comments :)

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  25. Simple yet delicious chicken masala. Very inviting dear :)

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  26. Just need few rotis to enjoy with this fingerlicking chicken masala..

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  27. Gravy looks yummy.I want to try this... spices

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  28. My mouth is watering. This dish looks and sounds delicious. I love the way you've plated it as well. Nice photos!

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