Chicken Ghassi

Chicken cooked in a spicy masala and coconut milk.

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Main Ingredients Chicken, Lemon Juice
Cuisine Karnataka
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Ghassi

  • 800 grams Chicken 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut scraped
  • 1/2 tablespoons Coriander seeds
  • 15 Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • 10 Bedgi whole dry chillies seeded
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 3 medium Onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 8 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Tamarind pulp


  1. Marinate chicken with lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt for an hour. To make the masala dry roast coconut to a light brown.
  2. Lightly sauté coriander seeds, black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and whole bedgi red chillies in two teaspoons of olive oil.
  3. Grind these along with roasted coconut and half the onions to a fine paste using a little water if required. Heat remaining oil in pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  4. When the seeds splutter, add garlic and remaining onions and sauté for five minutes on low heat.
  5. Add ground masala and sauté for five minutes till a nice aroma is given out. Add marinated chicken. Stir well and add one cup of water.
  6. Stir, cover and cook for ten minutes.
  7. Add tamarind pulp and stir well. Add coconut milk and remove from heat just when it comes to a boil. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2827
Carbohydrates 84.5
Protein 226.2
Fat 176.2
Other Fiber Fiber- 33.2gm