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Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

Spicy chicken ghee roast which has freshly roasted masala tossed all over it and is cooked till perfection.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 507 kcal


  • 1 kg Chicken cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup Curd / Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp Ghee


  • 7 Piece Dry Red Chillies
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 piece Cloves / Krambu
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder


  • Marinate chicken with yogurt, salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice. Mix well and set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Take red chillies, cloves, pepper, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds in a pan and roast on low heat till it is toasted.
  • Remove it to a blender, add in garlic, coriander powder, kashmiri chilli powder and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai. Add in the chicken and stir fry for 5 to 8 mins till the chicken is cooked half way. Remove and set aside.
  • Now heat 3 tbsp of ghee and add the ground masala, some curry leaves and stir fry for 4 to 5 mins till oil separates.
  • Add in tamarind pulp and stir fry for one more minute.
  • Add chicken back in stir well to combine.
  • Cook for further 8 to 10 mins till chicken is completely cooked.
  • Now add in jaggery and mix well.
  • Add more curry leaves and combine.
  • Serve hot with rice.



  1. If you have dry whole kashmiri chilli and whole coriander seeds use that when roasting.
  2. Grind the masala till very smooth.
  3. Take care to roast the spices in low heat, else it may get burnt and turn bitter.
  4. Cook the chicken low and slow in the spices so it stays soft.
  5. Use chicken with bones for best flavour.
  6. Make sure you cook the whole dish in ghee for best flavour.
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 747mg21%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 2161IU43%
Vitamin C 120mg145%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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