Masala Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This is from the Food column by Anjali Vellody, Weekend.

Top Review by Annie H

Excellent recipe. Even my husband went for seconds. This was my first time using cardamom pods and the flavor is wonderful. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, and would cut them a little smaller next time to the meat gets flavored all the way through. We had this with homemade naan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind the ingredients for the paste and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick wok.
  3. Once its hot, toss in the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  4. Saute for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the onion and stir-fry until it turns golden brown.
  6. Add the chicken and fry for 5 minutes.
  7. Then, add the ground paste.
  8. Fry till the masala leaves the sides of the wok and the oil floats on top.
  9. Add salt and water.
  10. Cook the chicken until it is tender and the gravy thickens.
  11. Add the pepper and garam masala powders.
  12. Mix well and serve hot with naan or rotis or kulchas.
  13. Enjoy!

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