Yammy Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe


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Chicken Ghee Roast is a delicious recipe had along with rice, roti, chapathi and a lot more..This chicken is going to be highly aromatic because of the ghee and the fresh chettinad masala.Yes we are going to make chettinad masala for making this chicken. It can be made dry to have as a starter or it can also be made as semi gravy for rice, naan etc…

Serving Size : 4 people

Preparation Time : 1 hour

Cooking Time : 20 mins


1 kg Chicken (with bone)

To make Chettinad masala
10 Kashmiri Chilies
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 Tbsp Pepper Corns
6-7 Dry red chilies

To marinate the Chicken
2″ Piece Ginger
4 Cloves of Garlic
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
4 Tbsp Yogurt / Curd

To make Chicken Ghee Roast
1/4 cup Ghee / Clarified butter
1(150g) Onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp Jaggery or Sugar

Cooking Method

Step 1) To make Chettinad masala dry roast Kashmiri chilies separately.Then in the same pan roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, pepper corns and dry red chilies.The reason why we are roasting separately is because the kashmiri chilies are larger in size and all other ingredients are much smaller compared to it. The seeds might easily get burnt so to avoid burning we are roasting them separately.

Step 2) Grind the roasted ingredients along with a piece of ginger, garlic, lemon juice and grind it into a smooth and a thick paste.If you find harder to grind then add some water and then grind (I have added 2 tbsp of water while grinding)

Step 3) Clean the chicken and cut them into medium sized pieces (Preferably Chicken with bones).Apply the ground paste and also add turmeric powder ,Yogurt, required salt and coat the chicken pieces well with the masalas. Allow it to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour (Overnight marination is also good)

Step 4) To make chicken Ghee roast heat 1/4 cup Ghee,add one finely chopped onion, a pinch of salt and saute until the onions are translucent. then add the marinated chicken pieces one by one.Dont waste any masalas add all the left over masalas. Add a small piece of Jaggery or a tsp of sugar to get a balanced taste and cook until the chicken it fully done.Stir the pieces in between

Step 5) It may take around 15 – 20 minutes (on a medium heat) depending on the size of the chicken pieces.Chicken will have a crispy texture on the outside when it is fully done.Finally add some curry leaves to give it an extra flavor and turn off the heat.

Our Yummilicious Chicken Ghee roast is ready to be served..Happy Cooking !!!!