Kerala Chicken Masala

Kerala Chicken Masala


This recepie is a blend of spicy,tangy and sweet . A perfect side dish for rice or parotta/ roti.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 to 35 minutes

Serves: 8 to 10


  • Chicken: 1 kg
  • Onions: 6 medium size verticaly chopped
  • Tomatoes:2 chopped
  • Coriander leaves: 1/2cup
  • Ginger garlic paste:1 tbsp
  • Green chillies:3
  • Cashews:1/4 cup
  • Chilli powder:3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder:1/2tsp
  • Pepper powder:2 tsp
  • Coriander powder:2 tsp
  • Chicken masala powder: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Coconut oil


  • Marinate chicken with all dry spice powders,salt,ginger garlic paste for 30 mins.
  • Deep fry the chicken pieces until its 3/4th cooked.
  • Heat oil in a wok,add coconut oil .
  • Add onions and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Grind tomato and coriander leaves and make a smooth paste.. add this to onion.
  • Saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of each spice powders.You can add according to ur taste too.
  • Now add little water and mix well.
  • Add the fried chicken pieces and combine well.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Take a small bowl of warm water and soak cashews for 2 mins and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Add this to the chicken pieces .
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp of lime juice and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
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