Chicken Ghee Roast

chicken ghee roast dish tastes and looks wonderful and it is more popular in karnataka.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 1592 kcal


  • 800 gms Chicken dressed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Red Chile powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 10 Curry Leaf
  • Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Peppercorns
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seed
  • 6-7 Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 15 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Ginger grated
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 6 Kashmiri Chile seeded
  • 2 Tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 2 Tsp Jaggery
  • 7 Tbsp Ghee


  1. Wash and cut chicken into bite size pieces and marinade it in yogurt, ginger and garlic paste, coriander powder, pepper powder, Red Chile powder, turmeric, 1 Tsp salt and lime juice.

  2. Keep the marinated chicken on table top for about an hour.

  3. In a pan heat 1 Tbsp ghee and add to it 15 garlic pods, fennel seeds, peppercorns, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, whole cloves, grated ginger, coriander seeds, and wholekashmiri red chilies.

  4. Fry for about a minute and add the tamrind pulp to the pan and about a cup of water.

  5. Allow the water to boil for about five minutes so that the masalas get soft.

  6. Cool down this mixture and make it into a fine paste.

  7. In a pan, add 1/2 Tsp ghee and the marinated chicken with the marinade.

  8. Cover and cook till the marinade thickens and the chicken cooks.

  9. In another heavy bottomed pan, heat the remaining ghee (about 5.5 Tbsp), temper with a handful of curry leaves and add the masala paste along with 1/2 Tsp salt.

  10. Allow the masala to get completely fried.Keep adding water until ghee floating on top of the masala.

  11. it takes the same amount of time that takes the chicken marinade to be cooked.

  12. Mix the cooked chicken with the fried masala and continue frying for about 10 minutes.

  13. Add powdered jaggery and mix well. Taste for salt and adjust if it is less.

  14. chicken ghee roast you can see the coated thick layer of masala.

  15. You will also see the ghee floating along with the masala.

  16. Garnish with curry leaves or coriander and serve hot.


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