Chicken Chili Masala | How to make Chicken Chili Masala

By Linsy Patel  |  1st Mar 2016  |  
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About Chicken Chili Masala Recipe

It is not a regular hakka style chili chicken. They use regular South Asian spices, tomatoes and lots of fresh ginger, garlic and red chiles. No soy sauce, no corn starch, no gimmick. Pure, simple, true to its roots- pleasure.

Chicken Chili Masala is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Linsy Patel teaches how to make Chicken Chili Masala step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Chicken Chili Masala in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Chicken Chili Masala at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Chicken Chili Masala takes 60 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Chicken Chili Masala is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Chicken Chili Masala is a good option for you. The flavour of Chicken Chili Masala is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chicken Chili Masala and impress your family and friends.

Chicken Chili Masala

Ingredients to make Chicken Chili Masala

  • For the chicken:
  • 700 gms boneless chicken breast, cubed (Vegetarians can use paneer, tofu I am not sure!)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of red color
  • 1 tbsp each ginger & garlic paste
  • Juice of 1 big lemon (about 2 tbsp)
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water (or as required to adjust the consistency of sauce)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp each of ginger & garlic paste
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8-9 pepper corns
  • 1 big cardamom
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced, optional

How to make Chicken Chili Masala

  1. While the chicken is being roasted in the oven, prepare the sauce by heating up the oil in a sauce pot. Add in the cinnamon stick, bay leaf, pepper corns,big cardamom and cumin seeds.
  2. Once the seeds start crackling, fish out the whole spices, add cumin powder, ginger garlic paste, green chilies, turmeric powder, tomato sauce and tomato paste, cook on a medium heat till the oil separates.
  3. Add onion and pepper, cook till onion is tender and the pepper is crunchy.
  4. Add the roasted chicken, cardamom powder and water and stir to coat the chicken pieces with spice mixture. Simmer on a very low heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve it warm for best taste.

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