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Special Chilli Chicken Ghee Roast

By Debdatta Mazumder

'Chilly Chicken' and 'Chicken Roast'- when these two yummy dishes are amalgamated, a Mangalorian delicacy called the 'Chilli Chicken Ghee Roast' recipe can be created.

The name of the dish sounds so mouth-watering doesn't it? Imagine when you get the soft and juicy chicken cooked in a delicious creamy sauce, how great the feeling would be! You can serve it hot with mint and coriander chutney or tomato rasam.

Celebrations like Eid, Navratri, Diwali, etc., can't be completed without having non-veg dishes. If your regular chicken recipe is what you don't want to serve, you can try this dish to make your family and guests happy.

Have a look at the recipe and do try preparing this recipe for your Diwali celebrations.

Serves - 6

Preparation Time - 20 minutes

Cooking Time - 20 minutes

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1. Chicken - 600 grams (boneless and small pieces)

2. Curd - 4 tbsp

3. Ghee - 5 tbsp

4. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp

5. Turmeric Powder - a pinch

6. Jaggery/Sugar - 1 tbsp

7. Onion - 1 (sliced)

8. Salt as per taste

9. Curry Leaves - 5

10. Red Chillies - 10

11. Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp

12. Methi Seeds - ¼th tsp

13. Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp

14. Desiccated Coconut - 2 tbsp (roasted)

15. Fennel Seeds - ½ tsp

16. Cloves - 2

17. Cinnamon Stick - 2

18. Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp

19. Tamarind paste - ½ tsp

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1. Roast all spices on low flame and keep it aside. Roast red chillies separately and keep it aside as well.

2. Now, grind all these spices together. Don't make it into a powdered form. Keep it coarse.

3. Then, take a bowl and add chicken in it. Add the ground spices and curd into it and leave it for marination. Also, add turmeric powder during the marination.

4. Take a pan and heat ghee. Then, add curry leaves and chopped onions into it. Fry until the onions turn golden brown in colour.

5. Add the marinated chicken and mix everything well. You can add water (1/4th cup) if the chicken gets too dry. Remember, you have to be cautious while using water, as you don't want it to be like a gravy.

6. Now, add coconut, tamarind paste, jaggery and ghee and stir well. You can also add lemon juice to give a twist to the taste.

7. Let it cook for 10 minutes and then turn off the stove.

8. Your chilli chicken ghee roast recipe is ready to be served.

Try this awesome finger-licking recipe during the festival time for sure.

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