How to make Simple Masala Chicken -

Simple is tasty and this chicken recipe proves it.Simple is tasty and this chicken recipe proves it. Chicken masala recipe is one of the basic chicken recipes from Indian cuisine. Simple, quick to make & tastes delicious with rice, roti or paratha

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken on the bone (हड्डी समेत चिकन), Pav bhaji masala (पाव भाजी मसाला)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Simple Masala Chicken

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Simple Masala Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken on the bone 750 grams

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions 6 medium

  • Garlic cloves 10-12

  • Green chillies 3

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Tomato puree ½ cup

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 12-15 for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Finely chop onions and add to the pan and sauté till they turn golden.

Step 2

Grind together garlic, green chillies and ginger with a little water to a coarse paste.

Step 3

Put chicken pieces in a bowl. Add salt, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon garam masala powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 4

Add ground paste to the pan, mix well and sauté for a minute. Add tomato puree, mix well and sauté for a minute.

Step 5

Add remaining pav bhaji masala, remaining red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and remaining garam masala powder, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Add marinated chicken, mix well and cook. Add salt, mix and cook on high heat for a minute. Cover and cook on low heat till the chicken is fully done.

Step 7

Dry roast cumin seeds till fragrant.

Step 8

Add cream to the chicken and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 9

Add cream to the chicken and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 10

Serve hot garnished with coriander sprigs and roasted cumin seeds.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.