Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy | How to make Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy

By Swathi Joshnaa Sathish  |  10th Mar 2018  |  
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About Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy Recipe

Madurai is known for its unique traditional recipes and this Spicy Chicken gravy is one among the best . This spicy gravy , is absolutely a lip smacking dish to relish .

Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy

Ingredients to make Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy

  • chicken 1/2kg
  • Sesame oil 3tablespoons
  • garlic pods 10 finely chopped
  • 2medium sized onions chopped
  • tomatoes medium sized finely chopped 3
  • Ginger garlic paste 1tablespoon
  • turmeric powder 1teaspoon
  • cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Dry Red chillies 4
  • Black pepper corns 1 teaspoon
  • coriander seeds 1 tablespoon
  • lime juice 1 teaspoon
  • curry leaves a fistful
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • salt 2 teaspoons

How to make Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy

  1. Clean and drain the chicken pieces . Marinate the chicken pieces using turmeric powder , lime juice , a pinch of salt and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  2. In a pan , dry roast dry red chillies , cumin seeds , coriander seeds , black pepper corns gently . Cool it completely and grind it to a smooth paste using little chopped onion .
  3. In a wok , heat 3 tablespoons sesame oil , chopped onions and fry till golden brown . Add the curry leaves . Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till it turns mushy . Add the remaining salt .
  4. Add the marinated chicken . Mix well . Close the lid and let it cook for five minutes .
  5. Add the ground paste to the chicken and mix . Close the lid and let the chicken cook in its own juices . Sprinkle little water when really needed. Let it cook for few more minutes .
  6. Once the chicken is cooked , looks tender . Switch off the stove .
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves .
  8. Serve hot with steamed rice / rotis/dosas/pulaos/mild biryanis.

My Tip:

Don’t add too much water to the chicken while cooking . Too much of water takes away the actual taste of the chicken , makes the chicken pieces dry and non succulent. Semi gravy/ thick masala constituency gives the perfect taste so don’t make it too watery .

Reviews for Madurai Spicy Chicken gravy (1)

Hema Mallika year ago

Would love to try this.
Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
a year ago
Thank you !