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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dry Chicken Masala Recipe | Dry Chicken Roast | Chicken Roast with less oil | Chicken Recipes

This is my first non-veg recipe in the blog and also this was my first tried non-veg recipe after I start cooking. Most of the day we cook non-veg in my home, and this is one of the simple and easy chicken recipe I often make. This goes very well with Sambar and Rasam Sadam. I got this recipe from my previous cook, she is specialized for non-veg dishes. And , here we go for the recipe. 
Final Pictures updated on 6th Nov 2016
Chicken - 5-6 pieces
Tomato - 1
Big Onion- 1 
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp 
Oil - 2 tsp 
Pepper powder- 1 tsp(freshly ground) 
Coriander leaves - few 
To Marinate: 
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Curd - 2 tsp
Salt - as required
1. Marinate the chicken with curd, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt for around 20-30 mins.
2. In a pan, add oil and then add the chopped onion and saute till it turns pink. Add the chopped tomato and saute till the tomato is mushy. Along with this add the ginger garlic paste and mix well.
3. Now add the marinated chicken and give a gentle mix. The chicken leaves out enough water. So you can cover cook on medium - low flame  till the chicken pieces are soft.
4. Once the chicken is almost done and absorbs the water completely, sprinkle the pepper powder and add a teaspoon of oil. Give a quick stir and switch off the flame after 2 mins. Sprinkle coriander leaves.
Dry chicken masala is ready to serve. Serve it with any rice of your choice. It also goes well with chapathi too.
Points to remember:
  • I usually don't add extra water for the chicken to cook. I cook it covered in medium flame and the chicken leaves enough water to cook. If the flame is high from the beginning then it might not leave more water. 
  • To give the roast feel to the chicken, I drizzle a little oil at the end. 
  • You can also add garam masala and other spices like clove and cinnamon. 
  • If you prefer fried chicken, then reduce the onion and tomato a little. This is the best alternative to deep fried chicken.

Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. really nice recipes Divya.. thanks for stopping by at my space.. good luck with your blog!

  2. Excellent one:)Just now tried this recipe...tasted awesome.I would suggest adding curry leaves along with the onion..will taste good.I add a lot to my chicken fry...By the way where do you add ginger garlic paste?Marination or cooking? I added after the tomatoes...

    1. Thanks Florence... Next time will add curry leaves :)... I too added it after the tomato.. Missed it in the post.. Updating now.. Thanks...

  3. I did this recipe yest ,too good.


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