Restaurant Style Masala Chicken | Masala Chicken Curry

Restaurant Style Masala Chicken


  • Chicken curry cut pieces- 500 gms

For Marination:

  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon stick 1” piece- 1
  • Curry leaves- 10-15 leaves
  • Onions chopped- 2 medium
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Tomato purée- 1/2 cup
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Refined Oil- 4 tbsp



  • Marinate the chicken pieces with the items indicated and set aside for around 20 mins.
  • Chop the onions & take out the curry leaves.


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add the chicken pieces. Fry on medium heat for 4-5 mins and keep turning/ mixing to give an even brown colour. Remove and keep aside.
  • Now heat another 3 tbsp oil in a kadai or pan and add the cinnamon stick and the  Ginger Garlic paste.
  • Mix and fry on low heat for a minute.
  • Now add the curry leaves and continue to fry it on low heat for another minute.
  • Add the chopped onions and mix & sauté on medium heat for around 7 mins till the onions are light brown.
  • Add the tomato purée, give a mix and fry on medium heat for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the red chilli powder, fennel powder and pepper powder. Mix it and fry on low heat for another 2 mins till the spices are cooked and oil separates. You can add a splash of water too while cooking the spices.
  • Now add the half-fried chicken pieces, mix well and fry on medium heat for 5 mins till the masala coats the chicken pieces.
  • Add 200 ml water, give a mix and cover & cook on low heat for 15 mins till the chicken is tender.
  • Remove cover, add the garam masala powder and give a mix. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 mins.
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