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Special Masala Chicken Recipe


  • 500 gms Chicken (medium sized pieces with bones)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

Spice Masala Paste:

  • 8 nos. Almonds
  • 1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds (Khus khus)
  • 3 nos. Green Cardamom
  • 3 nos. Cloves
  • 2 nos. Cinnamon- 2 (1 inch pieces)
  • 4 nos. Dry Red Chillies
  • 1" pc Ginger (chopped)
  • 6-7 nos Garlic (cloves)

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 medium Onions (Sliced, fried golden and crushed in a blender)
  • 2 small Tomatoes (sliced, 100 gms)
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder ( Spice Eats Garam Masala Powder)
  • 4 tbsp Refined Oil



  • Clean, wash & keep the chicken pieces in a colander for the water to drain.
  • Roast the Almonds, Poppy seeds, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon & Dry Red Chillies on low heat for 3 mins, remove and set aside to cool.
  • Grind/blend it into a paste after adding chopped ginger and garlic cloves. Coarse grind it first and then blend it into a paste by adding 1/2 cup of water.
  • Fry the sliced onions, set aside to cool and crush in a grinder/blender.
  • Slice the tomatoes and keep aside.


  • Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai.
  • Add the chicken pieces, give a stir and fry on high heat for 3 mins till the chicken pieces change color. The chicken pieces will release water so allow that to dry up too.
  • Now add 1 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and continue to fry on high heat for another 3 mins.
  • Add the Spice Masala Paste, mix & fry on medium heat for 5 mins.
  • Next add the coriander powder, mix & continue to bhunno on medium heat for 2-3 mins till  masala coats the chicken pieces & oil separates.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes, mix well & fry on medium heat for 2 minutes & then cook covered on low heat for 5 mins till tomatoes are soft. Open the cover & stir once in between.
  • Add the crushed/powdered fried onions, mix and bhunno/simmer for another 2 mins on medium to low heat till oil separates.
  • Add 250 ml water & 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, mix and cook covered on low heat for 15 mins till chicken is tender.
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