Chicken Ghee Roast By Anagha Doiphode


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Chicken Ghee Roast

A classic Mangalorean style Ghee Roast chicken, is a traditional recipe from the kitchen of Mangalorean households. A combination of succulent pieces of chicken marinated and cooked in a robust masala cooked in rich ghee. This recipe will literally leave your family asking for more.
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4 Servings

Cooking Time

30 mins

Meal Type


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  • 750 gms Chicken
  • 4 Guntur dry red chillies
  • 4 Kashmiri dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorn
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Methi Seeds
  • 4 Cloves
  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 tsp Tamarind water
  • 2 tsp water or as needed
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 tsp Ghee
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp Jaggery as needed
  • 8-10 Curry leaves


  1. 1

    Marination : First dry roast the guntur and kashmiri red chillies in a pan for 2-3 mins. Remove them and keep aside.
  2. 2

    Then dry roast all the spices. Coriander seeds, jeera, black peppercorn, fennel and methi seeds, cloves. Roast for 2mins until spices are aromatic.
  3. 3

    In a jar add red chillies all the spices, garlic, ginger, tamarind water, water and grind it to a fine paste.
  4. 4

    Use this fine paste for marination, add curd, salt and turmeric to a bowl. Mix everything together and squeeze lemon juice and mix.
  5. 5

    Now add chicken pieces to this marination and keep it for 1hr or overnight.
  6. 6

    Preparation : In a pan add ghee and then onions. Cook onions until translucent.
  7. 7

    Then add marinated chicken and cook for 2mins. Then add jaggery adjust the spice level as needed. Add in the salt to taste.
  8. 8

    Cook on medium heat and stir in intervals. The masala will start to reduce.
  9. 9

    Cook until the chicken is cooked completely and the masala is well coated on the chicken pieces.
  10. 10

    Then add curry leaves and mix. Turn off the gas.
  11. 11

    Delicious chicken ghee roast recipe is ready to serve and eat. Enjoy.

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