Spicy chicken masala

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g - chicken, cleaned and washed
  • 2-3 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 2-3 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - black peppercorns
  • 4 dried red chillies
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 5 cashewnuts, chopped
  • Dry desiccated coconut (optional)

How to Make Spicy chicken masala

  • Heat oil in a wok and add some of the cumin and all the coriander seeds along with 1/2 tsp black pepper corns.
  • Let them crackle then add the onions and fry until the onions turn pink.
  • Add cashew nuts and fry a bit then add the desiccated coconut (optional).
  • Fry a little and finally add chopped tomatoes and fry until tomatoes turn soft.
  • Allow the above mix to cool and blend it to a smooth paste without adding water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add remaining peppercorns, curry leaves and cumin seeds.
  • Add the chicken pieces and some water and cook until chicken is tender.
  • Finally add the above paste and cook on a medium flame covered until chicken is tender enough to be consumed.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis.