Chicken Ghee Roast


Chicken ghee roast is a simple yet flavour rich side and all you need is just rasam and rice to go with it . It is an excellent side for Rotis or thosais as well .

You can use any cut of chicken for this dish , though I think chicken thighs and drumsticks are the best .


 chicken – 1 kg ( washed )

Onion -1( finely chopped ) optional if you want more gravy

Tomato -1 chopped

Yoghurt -2tbsps

For spice powder

Coriander -1tbsp

Jeera -2tsps

Fennel seeds-2tsps

Cassia stick -1/2″ stick

Cardamom -2

Dry Red chillies – 4-5 ( or as per heat level )

Chilli powder , Turmeric powder , coriander powder , salt (as desired )

To season

Ghee -2 tbsps

Curry leaves -1 sprig

Fennel seeds-1 tsp

Cassia bark -1/2″

To Garnish

Cardamom -5-6 fried

Mint leaves -1/2 cup washed


Marinate washed chicken in yoghurt , turmeric powder , chilli powder .

Dry roast coriander, jeera , saunf , 1 tsp each , cinnamon 1/2″stick , cardamom -2 and Dry red chillies – as per heat level

Make a powder and keep aside .

Add ghee in pan , season with saunf , bay leaf , add onion , curry leaves , add marinated chicken and powder and cook, once chicken is half cooked add cut tomatoes , cook closed till gravy thickens.

There’s no need to add any water . Just cook the chicken in its own juices. Once it’s dry garnish with fried cashews and mint leaves and serve after 15-30 mins .


*since we are using ghee to roast the chicken , it’s better to add more dry red chillies to increase the spice level .


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