Chicken Ghee Roast

After a long break I started my blogging with the 88th edition of blogging marathon.Some of my personal thinks take priority and blogging takes back seat.Hopefully I will be able to blog regularly.

For this week of the 88th edition I chose,Protein rich dishes as theme and sharing some the chicken recipes. I bookmarked a bunch of chicken recipes for the September 2017,mega marathon themed Protein rich dishes.But couldn't share so many chicken  recipes due to my sub themes,so using this opportunity to share those recipes.

Coming to the recipe its a very popular coastal Karnataka recipe especially in Mangalore.Its a fiery red,dry fry usually paired up with neer dosa.

The use of Bydagi chilly variety and the freshly ground spices gives a nice color and unique flavor.Also the key ingredient ghee makes it so rich and delicious.Making this fry takes only 30 minutes as no chopping of veggies involved.

                                        Chicken Ghee Roast/Mangalore Chicken Ghee Roast

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
   Marination time ~ 30 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30-35 minutes
   Serves ~ 4(generously)


Chicken( boneless)
2 lbs
Ginger&garlic paste
1 tbs
Curd/yogurt/thayir2-3 tbs
Red chilly powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder(optional)
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
2-3 sprigs
Lemon juice
2 tsp
1.5 tsp
4 tbs
Coriander leaves(chopped)
2 tbs

 To Roast and Grind

Bydagi red chilly
Regular red chilly
Coriander seeds/dhaniya
2 tbs
1 tsp
Black pepper/milagu
1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam
5-6 seeds
2 inch piece
5-6 fat cloves

  • Wash and clean the chicken and cut into bite size pieces.Add the ginger&garlic paste,red chilly,turmeric powder,yogurt,salt and mix it well.Keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

  • In a pan add 1/2 tsp of ghee and fry the red chillies.Add in the rest of the spices and fry it till a nice aroma comes out..Put off the flame and powder it coarsely.
  • Once the spices fried well,add in the garlic cloves and fry it for 30 seconds and put off the flame.After cooling grind it to a fine paste.

  • Now heat a pan with 3 tbs of ghee and to this add the marinated chicken and saute it till the color changes.
  • Meanwhile in a separate pan add a tsp of ghee and toast the curry leaves.To this add the ground masala and saute it till the ghee separates..

  • Now add the sauteed masala to the chicken and mix it thoroughly.Cook it covered in a medium flame till the chicken becomes tender.

  • Now remove the lid and cook it for couple of minutes till the moisture evaporates.add in the chopped coriander leaves and put off the flame.
  • Serve it warm with rice or neer dosa.

  • Do not compromise on the amount of ghee.
  • Use bydagi chillies r Kashmiri chillies for the color and flavor.
  • The amount of tamarind can be increased according to personal preference.
  • The given spices are for a medium spice level.For a spicier version increase the amount of regular red chilly.



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Welcome back Nalini ! We have missed you and hope to see you here regularly !
The dish looks amazing with such vibrant pics .

I make a similar recipe regularly. Bookmarking your version as it looks wonderful..

Missed your posts.. Was checking for your posts regularly.. As usual amazing receipe and photography..

Glad to see you after a long Nalini. Wow, this chicken ghee roast is simply fantabulous and my mouth is watering here already.

What a beautiful post to come back with! The ghee roast has such a beautiful color... lovely clicks too...

Good to have you back Nalini and that pan with chicken roast looks stunning! what a lovely presentation..

Wow, those ghee chicken roast looks absolutely delicious, Nalini Love how each pieces of chicken coats with the masala and i'm sure that the ghee flavor would take this chicken roast into whole new level.

Yummy chicken roast looks awesome. Ghee must have given the dish a lovely taste and flavor.

Welcome back. Beautiful presentation.

This looks so tempting. Bookmarking your recipe for my husband as I am vegetarian always on the lookout for some non-veg recipes for him.

Welcome back Nalini. We have missed your beautiful posts and lovely clicks. Chicken ghee roast looks fantastic. That spices must have made the dish very flavorful.

Welcome back Nalini! That must have been one flavorful dish.Beautiful presentation.

Thanks for sharing an interesting post for Upalis. It is looking very tasty for foodies. Your work is too good. Keep it up.

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