Chicken Masala with Coconut Gravy

Chicken Masala with Coconut Gravy

Chicken Masala with Coconut Gravy

Chicken Masala with Coconut Gravy

Chicken Masala with Coconut Gravy

Course Main Course



  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 lb 1 lb (450g) bone-in chicken, cut intomedium pieces


  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 6 Kashmiri chilies, dried
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 inch stick cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 green chilies, slit
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • Fluffy white rice or naan for serving


  • To marinate the chicken, mix ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt and 1 tbsp of the redchili powder. Apply to chicken and set aside while you prepare the spice paste and curry.
  • For the spice paste: Heat a cast iron skillet until smoking, then turn the heat down. Toast sesameseeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, Kashmiri chilies, peppercorns, cinnamon stick and clovesuntil they release their aroma, about 15 seconds, stirring constantly so they don’t burn. Set asideto cool.
  • Once toasted spices have cooled, using an immersion blender or countertop blender, blendspices with coconut and 3 tbsp water until a smooth paste has formed. Set aside.
  • To make the curry, heat oil in a heavy-bottomed, lidded saucepan, until shimmering, then turnthe heat down. Add green chilies and bay leaves. Stir until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add onionand keep stirring until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add spice paste and keep stirring until fragrant and until oil floats on top, about 10 minutes.
  • Add marinated chicken pieces and stir until coated in the spice mix, about 5 minutes. Addremaining water to thin out the mixture for more gravy.
  • Season with salt, stir once and cover pot. Turn heat to medium. Cook for about 15 minutes oruntil chicken is tender. Open lid, stir and serve hot with fluffy white rice or naan.
Keyword Chicken Masala with Coconut Gravy, nissan
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