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Chicken Ghee Roast

Supriya Santosh
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Chicken Ghee Roast RECIPE

This dish is one of the most popular Mangalore dish.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Karnataka
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. clarified butter - 1/4 cup
  2. Few strands of curry leaves
  3. chicken pieces - 1/2 kg
  4. lime juice - 2 tsp
  5. curd - 2 tbsp
  6. salt
  7. turmeric powder / Haldi - 3/4 tsp
  8. Dhania/ coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  9. garlic cloves - 12 to 15
  10. Methi seeds/ fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  11. peppercorns - 1 tsp
  12. cumin seeds/ Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  13. Red chillies ( byadagi) - 10
  14. tamarind, a marble sized


  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with lime juice, salt, haldi and curd for 30 mins.
  2. Meanwhile soak the red chillies along with tamarind with little water (preferably warm water) for 15 mins.
  3. Dry roast dhania, methi, peppercorns and jeera. Then make a fine paste of the dry roasted ingredients and soaked ingredients along with garlic cloves.
  4. Heat ghee in a wok and add the marinated chicken pieces to it. Preserve the marinated masala for later use. Cook the chicken pieces in ghee till it's 3/4th cooked. Remove the chicken pieces on a plate.
  5. In the same wok, add the masala paste along with the remaining marinated masala ( if any ) and saute it for few minutes. Add the fried chicken pieces and mix it well. Pour little water and cover the lid. Cook the chicken till it's done.
  6. Check the salt and add more if needed. Lastly add the curry leaves and mix well.
  7. Mouthwatering, finger licking good Chicken Ghee Roast is ready to be served.

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