Spicy Yogurt Chicken Masala

  • Chicken: 1 kg
  • Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Clove: 5
  • Cinnamon: 2 Inches
  • Onion: 3 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato: 2 (finely chopped)
  • Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder: 1 tbsp (3 tsp)
  • Garam Masala: 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Water: 1 cup or to required consistency of gravy
  • Garlic Paste: 2 tsp
  • Ginger Paste: 2 tsp
  • Thick Yogurt/Curds: 1 cup
  • Coriander/Cilantro: 3-4 strings (finely chopped)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add cinnamon & clove, saute for few seconds.
  • Add onion & 1/4 tsp salt, saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Add garlic paste & ginger paste, Saute till raw smell goes.
  • Add turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder & pepper powder. Mix well once.
Note: don’t burn the spice powders, lower the flame while adding powders. If it gets burnt it might taste bitter.
  • Add tomato, mix & close the lid.
  • Keep stirring in between till its completely cooked.
  • Add required water for gravy consistency.
  • Add salt.
  • Add chicken, mix well & close the lid.
  • Stir in between till chicken cooks completely.
  • Taste & adjust the seasoning.
  • Add yogurt, mix well & cook for another 5 minutes in low flame.
  • Add coriander, stir & switch of the flame.
Note: Yogurt leaves oil because of fat content in it. 
  • Spicy Yogurt chicken masala is ready to serve with chapati, puri, naan, roti or kulcha (Indian breads)
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Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,mouthwatering masala, can have as side dish with rotis..

Julie said...

wow..Spicy yogurt chicken looks yum..wish to have the whole bowl,pass me plss..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Mouthwatering recipe....looks wonderful...

Christina Kim said...

Masala, sounds spicy to me!!:p
Cute blog...my first time here, but I loved the apple cursor..hehehe:D

divya said...

My mouth is watering, this looks so tempting. Lovely idea!

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Mouthwatering dish dear. How I wish to have some now ;)

Sobha Shyam said...

This looks very delicious..liked the recipe..do visit me as time permits..following u :)

Suja Manoj said...

Mouthwatering and spicy chicken curry..yummy

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Nitha said...

Delicious chicken curry..

Anonymous said...

hey it looks very nice def i ll try this

Treat and Trick said...

Tempting and yummy!

Peggy said...

This masala looks so delicious =)

Raquel @ Erecipe.com said...

i like spicy foods, and with yogurt wow, I want to try this, I actually love indian food.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

fingerlicking good...awesome presentation dear..:P

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