chicken ghee roast is a yummy combination of chicken and ghee roasted spices.

Chicken ghee roast recipe with step by step photos and a video. Chicken ghee roast is a popular dish from the Mangalore city of Karnataka, India. This dish has its origin from a small town Kundapur close to Mangalore. Mangalorean cuisine is largely influenced by South Indian cuisine.

Chicken ghee roast is a simple dish that is easy to make. It is a mildly spicy dish that does not require too many spices. The roasting of spices and chicken in ghee/clarified butter enhances the flavor of the dish. My kids loved this chicken ghee roast.

Chicken ghee roast is a yummy combination of chicken and ghee roasted spices. The use of curry leaves gives this ghee roast chicken an extraordinary flavor. This dish looks spicy but it is a mildly spicy dish. If you love spicy foods then do add red chili powder and garam masala powder to the recipe. I wanted to make it in an authentic way so I didn’t make it spicy.

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Chicken ghee roast | Mangalorean chicken ghee roast recipe | Ghee roast chicken

Chicken ghee roast - a yummy combination of chicken and ghee roasted spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 450kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

To marinate the chicken

  • 750 gram chicken cut into bite size pieces.
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder Haldi powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Curd or Yogurt

To prepare masala paste

  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Jeera
  • 6-7 Kashmiri red chilies
  • Tamarind a small ball
  • 4 cloves laung
  • 10 peppercorns kali mirch
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds methi dana
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds sabut hari dhaniya
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds saunf
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup Ghee/Clarified butter
  • 1 tsp Jaggery gud
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

Instructions

Marinate the chicken to make chicken ghee roast.

  • In a mixing bowl take chicken pieces, turmeric powder, salt, and curd/yogurt. Mix it well.
  • Cover and keep it marinated for 30 minutes.

Prepare the masala paste

  • Heat a pan and dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin, cloves, and peppercorns.
  • Roast on low flame till it turns aromatic and you can hear the crackling sound. Remove from the flame and transfer the roasted ingredients to a plate.
  • In the same pan add Kashmiri dried red chilies. Dry roast it till it becomes crisp. Transfer to the plate.
  • Now to the same pan, add 1 tsp ghee/clarified butter, ginger and garlic. Saute till the garlic is lightly golden. Switch off the flame.
  • Once cooled, transfer all the roasted ingredients to a mixer or grinder jar. Add tamarind to it. Now add little water and make a fine paste. Keep it aside.

Making the Chicken ghee roast:

  • Heat a pan and add ghee. Add the marinated chicken. Stir it continuously till you see the marinade comes to a boil.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid and cook it uncovered until you see the marinade thickens.
  • Transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add 4 tsp ghee.
  • Add onions and curry leaves and saute it till the color of onions changes to light golden.
  • Next, to it add prepared masala paste and salt.
  • Mix and cook till it starts to leave ghee from the sides.
  • Now add chicken and coat it well with the masala.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add jaggery, lemon juice, and curry leaves.
  • Mix it well. Stir continuously and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Chicken ghee roast is ready to serve.

Video

Notes

  1. You can add red chili powder and garam masala powder to make it spicier.
  2. The masala should be roasted well until ghee starts to separate from it.
  3. Keep stirring continuously when you mix chicken with the ghee roasted masala.
  4. Addition of jaggery is optional.

How to make chicken ghee roast with step by step photos:

Marinate the chicken to make chicken ghee roast.

  1. In a mixing bowl take chicken pieces, turmeric powder, salt, and curd/yogurt. Mix it well.
  2. Cover and keep it marinated for 30 minutes.

Marinating the chicken to amke chicken ghee roast recipe

Prepare the masala paste

  1. Heat a pan and dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin, cloves, and peppercorns.
  2. Roast on low flame till it turns aromatic and you can hear the crackling sound. Remove from the flame and transfer the roasted ingredients to a plate.
  3. In the same pan add Kashmiri red chilies. Dry roast it till it becomes crisp. Transfer to the plate.
  4. Now to the same pan, add 1 tsp ghee/clarified butter, ginger and garlic. Saute till the garlic is lightly golden. Switch off the flame.

Roasting of spices to make chicken ghee roast recipe

5. Once cooled, transfer all the roasted ingredients to a mixer or grinder jar.
6. Add tamarind to it. Now add little water and make a fine paste. Keep it aside.

Making the masala paste for chicken ghee roast

Making the Chicken ghee roast:

7. Heat a pan and add ghee. Add the marinated chicken. Stir it continuously till you see the marinade comes to a boil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
8. Open the lid and cook it uncovered until you see the marinade thickens.
9. Transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.

Cooking the chicken in ghee/clarified butter to make chicken ghee roast

10. In the same pan add 4 tsp ghee.
11. Add onions and curry leaves and saute it till the color of onions changes to light golden.

Saute onions and curry leaves to make chicken ghee roast

12. Next, to it add prepared masala paste and salt.

Cooking the masala paste to make chicken ghee roast.

13. Mix and cook till it starts to leave ghee from the sides.
14. Now add chicken and coat it well with the masala. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Roasting the chicken and spices in ghee to make chicken ghee roast recipe

15. Add jaggery, lemon juice, and curry leaves.
16. Mix it well. Stir continuously and cook for 5 minutes.

Addition of jaggery, lemon juice and curry leaves to make chicken ghee roast

17. Chicken ghee roast is ready to serve.

chicken ghee roast is ready to serve

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box. If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking 🙂

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