How to make Gavthi Sukha Chicken -

Gavthi chicken or country chicken has few toxins than broiler chicken and therefore healthier

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Country chicken, Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Gavthi Sukha Chicken

Gavthi Sukha Chicken Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gavthi Sukha Chicken Recipe

  • Country chicken , cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Onion 1 large

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger , cut into thin strips 1 inch

  • Masala

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 10-15

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Garlic 4-5 cloves

  • Dried coconut slices , fried 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies 2-3


Step 1

Finely slice onion. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add ¾ of the sliced onion and chicken, mix well and sauté on high heat for 1 minute, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, mix well and cover and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Meanwhile to make the masala, heat oil in a shallow non-stick pan, add remaining onion, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon and cloves, mix and sauté till fragrant and golden. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 4

Finely slice ginger and put into a bender jar, add garlic cloves, dried coconut slices, broken green chillies, onion-spice mixture and sufficient water and blend into a fine paste.

Step 5

Add this paste to the chicken mixture and mix well. Adjust the salt and mix well. Cover and cook till the chicken is cooked completely.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with ginger strips and serve hot.

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