Recipe: Hyderabadi Masala Chicken

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Hyderabadi Masala Chicken

Hyderabadi, Mains

Chicken gravy
146 calories/serving
40 mins
A mouth watering delight straight from Hyderabad, this recipe is a blend of fried inions, whole spices, chicken and yogurt cooked to perfection with rice.

Recipe by:

Spice Eats


1. To make birista, slice 3 medium onions and fry until golden brown. once the birista cools, lightly crush it with your hand.

2. Marinate the chicken with curd, ginger-garlic paste, birista (fried onion) and salt. set aside for an hour.

3. For the paste, dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and the red chillies for a 2-3 minutes. let it cool. now add all these, quartered onion, turmeric powder in a grinder and blend until smooth.

4. Heat oil in a kadhai. add the ground masala paste & fry on medium to low heat for 10 minutes till the raw smell is gone & oil separates. make sure the colour of the paste isn’t dark or the colour of the gravy will change.

5. Add the marinated chicken, mix well & cook on high flame for around 5 minutes. continue to cook on medium flame for another 10 minutes till the chicken & the masala starts changing colour.

6. Add the kashmiri chilli powder, mix it well & cook for around 15 minutes.

7. Add the garam masala powder & simmer for another 5 minutes till oil separates & all the masalas are cooked well.

8. Add a cup & half of water, mix it well & cook covered for 15 minutes till the chicken is tender. serve hot with roti or rice.

By Spice Eats