Monday, November 9, 2009

Dhania Chicken Masala

Most of our sunday's menu cant be complete without any non vegetarian dish, our yesterday's lunch menu went for rajma & bellpepper pulao, dhania chicken masala served with potato raita..This dhania chicken masala goes for simple and easy cooking process as they doesnt need tomatoes, grated coconut masala etc...This hot and spicy chicken masala is prepared by marinating the chicken pieces with coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste mixed together with thick curd for overnite...the best part of the chicken masala is the marination else the other cooking process are quite easy and really very simple...I learned this dhania chicken masala through my friend and this chicken masala is one of my family's favourite dish,needless to say that this masala dish suits awesome with any sort of rice dishes, rotis or simply with toasted bread for a lazy dinner..As turmeric powder plays an important role in this chicken masala.Coriander seeds contain an unusual array of phytonutrients. They are a very good source of dietary fiber and a good source of iron, magnesium and manganese.Coriander seeds have a health-supporting reputation that is high on the list of the healing spices. In parts of Europe, coriander has traditionally been referred to as an anti-diabetic plant. In many parts of India, it has traditionally been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. In United States, coriander has recently been studied for its cholesterol-lowering effects.Coriander seeds have loads of healthy nutrients that this dhania chicken masala suits prefectly to feed growing kids..

12-15nos Chicken pieces
1tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Red chilly powder
2tsp Coriander powder
1cup Thick curd/yogurt

For Masala:
2nos Onions(chopped finely)
1tsp Garam masala powder
2nos Red dry chillies
2nos Bay leaves
3tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt (if needed)

Before a day, marinate the chicken pieces in a large bowl with red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, curd with enough salt and keep in fridge for overnite..

Heat enough oil in a kadai, add immediately the bay leaves and broken red dry chillies, fry until they turns brown..Add immediately the chopped onions, saute until they turns transculent..Now add the marinated chicken pieces without the curd-spice mixture and saute until the chicken pieces get half add the garam masala powder, remaining marinated spice-curd mixture, toss gently the chicken pieces, check for salt..add salt if needed and cook everything in medium high flame with lid closed, stir in between...Once the oil get separates from the masala, add the chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove..

Serve hot with rotis, rice dishes or with any dishes as u desire!


  1. Very True..Sunday chicken is never complete without nonveg,, This recipe looks too mouth watering

  2. You too had a chicken sunday! Slurpy! I love this chicken dish! It looks delicious and awesome!

  3. sounds yum! And yes, even we need some kind of non veg on sundays, lunch sounds incomplete without that :)

  4. hmm next sunday i am comming over. Love the look of that chicken it indeed looks super delicous.

  5. Delicious dish priya,looks masaledhar and spicy too...nice recipe and will surely try ur version

  6. Delicious and mouthwatering...

  7. Delicious and spicy chicken masala....

  8. வாவ்வ் அசத்தலான குறிப்பு.நிச்சயம் வரும் ஞாயிறன்று இந்த குறிப்பு தான் செய்ய போகிறேன்...

  9. Oh yeah! Sundays are kept spe. for n-v food my many...The masala reminds me of M'lore type of preparation :) spiced up and aromatic.

  10. As u have mention Sunday menu with non-veg never give satisfaction at all.Surely ur chicken masala would have being enjoyed by ur family..

  11. hey priya..this looks nice and spicy..mouthwatering....

  12. Nice spicy chicken... looks delicious....

  13. oh priya dear!...u r an expert chef!!..this is making me hungry!!!,,,tempting pics!

  14. It's just 10 .48 in the morning and am hungry looking at your pic. Awesome recipe.

  15. Ah I feel tasting this chicken right away!

  16. Enakku ippovey saappidanum pola irukku priya...looks very tempting!!!

  17. today i prepared this recipe,it came out very well.i like it very much.sharing this nice recipe with us thxs priya!!


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