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Dry Chicken Masala

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Once while we were dining at the mess, we had a dry chicken dish that we all loved very much. Promptly, I called the cook and asked for the recipe. A little bit of this and a little bit of that….the recipe wasn’t having the exact measurements. Even though I gave it a shot, I was not too pleased with it. So we called the cook, Mishra Bhaiya, to our house and asked him to prepare the same dish so that I could note down the ingredients and the method.

He is truly talented. Imagine how surprised I was when I heard that he was a vegetarian….Wow!! He cooked the chicken dish without even tasting it…That’s some talent I must say… Needless to say, as soon as the dish was prepared both D and J couldn’t wait till mealtime to try it. Another addition to our list of favourites.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Source: Mishra Bhaiya

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Dry Chicken Masala
Once while we were dining at the mess, we had a dry chicken dish that we all loved very much. Promptly, I called the cook and asked for the recipe. A little bit of this and a little bit of that….the recipe wasn’t having the exact measurements. Even though I gave it a shot, I was not too pleased with
Servings
Ingredients
For marination
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon Curd
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chickpea flour (Besan) - (heaped)
  • pinch Tandoori colour a
  • to taste Salt
For the Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3 Onions large thinly sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut powder (mixed with 2 tablespoons of water)
  • 1 tablespoon Chicken masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger garlic - paste
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel paste
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon methi Kasoori (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves Chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Oil (+ for deep frying)
Servings
Ingredients
For marination
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon Curd
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chickpea flour (Besan) - (heaped)
  • pinch Tandoori colour a
  • to taste Salt
For the Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3 Onions large thinly sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut powder (mixed with 2 tablespoons of water)
  • 1 tablespoon Chicken masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger garlic - paste
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel paste
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon methi Kasoori (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves Chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Oil (+ for deep frying)
Instructions
  1. Marinate the chicken with the 'ingredients for marination' and keep aside for at least half an hour.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and deep fry the chicken till golden brown. Drain and keep on an absorbent paper.
  3. In another pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the cumin. When it starts spluttering, add the onion, ginger-garlic paste and saute till wilted. Add the tomatoes, turmeric, chicken masala and saunf and mix well. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Add the coconut milk, kasoori methi, tomato sauce and fried chicken and mix well. Cover and cook for a few minutes till all the masalas are well blended with the chicken. Add the chopped coriander leaves, toss and cover. Let it cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off the heat. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Recipe Notes

Note:

You could use 2 table spoons of coconut milk instead of coconut powder and water mix

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  1. Kunjumol says:

    I tried this yesterday…it was really good , a different taste (north Indian) . I am pretty sure that urs taste better as I didnt have cor leaves and I cudnt marinate the chicken for long as I was running late for lunch.

  2. Mareena Jerrish says:

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  3. Anuradha says:

    Merri…made this yday..all thumbs up…’very good’ and ‘adipoli’ are the comments that i got from my 3boys..!! thnx a lot to u and mishra bhaiya for sharing this recipe..!i didnot deep fry the chicken..instead just shallow fried and cooked in slow fire along with the marinade.now am planning to try this with my fav veggies..

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Really happy that you guys also loved it.Do let me know how the veg versions turns out.. Thanks dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Bobby Varghese says:

    I tried this yesterday.. I got a few steps wrong, because I ended up with gravy.. but it was still delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Reading back, I seem to have missed the ‘Drain and keep on an absorbant paper.’ step. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jacob loved it. Thats a testimony on how good it tasted. Thank you Mareena. And keep it going..

    Regards,
    Bobby

  6. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot for your feedback Bobby..Wish you success the next time.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Shinu Kuruvilla says:

    Excellent dish…Hubby & kids loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Mareena Jerrish says:

    You are welcome Shinu…glad you like it

  9. reshmi says:

    Tried it today, and it came out so well!!! Thank you!

  10. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you for trying Reshmi ๐Ÿ™‚

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