Saturday, December 8, 2012

Boneless Chicken Masala

Boneless Chicken Masala is an Indian onion tomato based gravy dish which tastes excellent with both Rice or any Indian bread of your choice. With the adjustment of water consistency this dish can easily be transformed into a gravy dish but I prefer to prepare this dish slightly on the thicker side which not only helps coating the chicken but also to bring out the gravy flavor more with every bite. 

Now to the recipe.... 

For marination:
300 gms of boneless chicken washed & cut in cubes
1 & 1/2 tbsp of curd (yogurt)
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp of red chilli powder (or to taste)
1 tbsp of lemon juice
salt & black pepper to taste

For Gravy: 
2 bay leaves
1 green cardamom
2-3 cloves
4-5 whole black pepper seeds
1/4 inch stick of cinnamon (or to taste)
small piece of mace (Javitri)
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp of tomato paste
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of red chilli powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds powder 
1/4 tsp of garam masala
some finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
2 tbsp of oil for cooking

Mix all the ingredients mentioned under "For marination" & mix well.  Marinate the chicken for 30-60 mins.

In a vessel heat the oil & once hot add bay leaves, green cardamom, cloves, black pepper seeds, cinnamon  & mace. Give a quick stir & then add the onions. Once the onions turn translucent pink add ginger garlic paste & cook till raw garlic smell disappears  Then add the tomatoes. Mix, cover & cook till the tomatoes turn soft

Add turmeric & salt, mix. Now add the tomato paste, red chilli powder, cumin seeds powder & coriander powder. Mix well & allow to cook till oil starts separating from the onion tomato masala mixture. Now add the chicken & mix really well. 

Add a cup of water, cover & cook till chicken is thoroughly cooked. Adjust the quantity of water depending on the consistency of gravy desired. Finally add the garam masala & coriander leaves & mix. 

That's it our Boneless Chicken Masala is ready, Serve it hot with Rice/Naan/Roti/Indian bread of your choice.

Happy Cooking!!


  1. This is mouthwatering.. love the rich colour of the masala!

  2. Gravy looks so yummy and full of flavor..
    Very inviting..

  3. Delicious and mouthwatering preparation. I wish I was there to get a taste of it.

  4. Wow such a wonderful preparation...Im loving it so much...

  5. wow...this is absolutely lipsmacking

  6. I'm totally in love with your Chicken Masala! <3

    For a Chickenlover like me, this is heaven!!! Drooling! ;)

  7. mouthwatering masala!!
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  8. Mouthwatering here...

  9. Colour of the masala itself tempts me a lot,very delicious.

  10. How yum. Shweta your photos are getting better and better

  11. 1st time here..nice space vth tasty recipes... mouthwatering gravy..vl try dis next time..
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  12. Oh, my, extra, extra delicious chicken. Well done, Shweta!

  13. Can't wait to make this....and eat it!!!


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