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Kundapura Chicken Ghee Roast

Friday, November 25, 2016
I got this recipe from one of my aunt. Last time I visited her house, she had made it and I could not stop licking my fingers, it was so tasty. I made sure I got the recipe before I left her house, which she was more than willing to share, Here is my Babali aunty's Chicken Ghee roast recipe. 

  • Chicken - ½ Kg or 1 pound
  • Curds - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pdr -  ½ tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tsp  or Tamarind paste 
  • Masala Pdr - 2 tsp (see below)
  • Curry leaves - two stem - 15+ leaves
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves
  • Ginger - 1 inch skin removed 
  • Salt 
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) 
For Masala: (grind all together into pdr)

  • Red Long Chillies(Byadige or Kashmiri) - 10 to 15 (or according to taste)
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece  
  • Cloves - 4
  1. Clean the chicken and drain all the water out. Cut into 1 to 1 ½  breast pieces and leave thighs as is.
  2. To the chicken, mix in salt, Turmeric pdr, lemon juice, masala pdr.
  3. Now add curds (couple of drops of red food color  may be added) and mix. The bottom picture is without the food color.
  4. Let the mixture marinate for at least 30 minutes or over night in the refrigerator
  5. Pound ginger and garlic cloves - in a mortar or by laying the flat side of the knife over the ginger slam on top of the knife to crush it. Do the same with garlic cloves. Discard the garlic skin.
  6. Heat a thick bottom pan (Kadai),  add a tablespoon of Ghee. To the warm ghee add curry leave, crushed ginger and garlic. Sauté for a minute. 
  7. Add the marinated chicken mixture to the pan. Spread the chicken pieces over the pan. Cover and cook on medium heat. 
  8. Every 5 minutes or so... gently stir and turn over the chicken pieces. 
  9. Cook until most of the moisture is observed. 
  10. Add bit more ghee (and Masala powder if more spice is needed) and gently roast the chicken over medium-low heat. Do not let it burn or stick to the pan.
  11. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and (optional) roasted cashew nuts 
Enjoy Chicken Ghee roast as an appetizer or a side dish.

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