Desi Style Chicken


  • Add 1 tsp of oil
  • Add 1 tbsp of mixed spices – cumin, pepper and cloves
  • Add the coriander seeds
  • Roast the spices
  • Add the dried red chillies
  • Add the onions
  • Toss them around
  • Do not overcook the onions
  • Add ginger and garlic
  • Stir well
  • Add the tomatoes
  • Stir well
  • TIP: Do not overcook the ingredients; they only need to be roasted well
  • Add the grated coconut
  • Toss the ingredients around
  • Add the cinnamon powder
  • Let the mixture cool for 15-20 mins
  • Blend the mixture into a paste
  • Add oil into a pan
  • Add ½ tsp of mustard seeds
  • Add curry leaves
  • Add the ready masala
  • Add some water to make gravy
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer on a medium flame for 20-25 mins
  • TIP: when one sees a layer of oil on top of the masala, it means the masala is ready
  • Add the chicken
  • Add the salt
  • Mix well
  • Let the chicken cook on a medium flame for 20-25 mins with the lid on
  • TIP: Desi chicken has more nutrients than the regular broiler
  • Add 1 tsp of kachampuli/ tamaring pulp/ kokam or any other souring agent
  • Cook for another 2-3 mins and serve hot

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