Spicy chicken masala

Homemade Recipe: Spicy Chicken Masala

There are many styles to make chicken. When you search the internet, you will get many recipes with different flavors. If you are searching for a spicy chicken masala recipe, this post will surely help you.

Like many chicken recipes, this spicy chicken masala recipe also requires dedication and time. You will have to put some effort into making the perfect spicy chicken masala.

Though this is a spicy recipe, you will also get the flavor on each bite. Following this spicy chicken masala recipe, you will get a tasty, spicy, flavorful dish.

Before you start preparing chicken, you have to marinate chicken. Marinating chicken is a very important step, don’t skip it.

Spicy Chicken Masala Recipe: Tips

  • Ingredient quality is very important to make spicy chicken masala. So make sure you are using everything fresh and high-quality.
  • And for the best taste, you can use mustard oil. Food made in mustard oil enhances the flavors.
  • Give enough time to cook chicken. Don’t move to the next step immediately. Check consistency and texture before moving on to the next step.
  • Whole spices are very important. So don’t skip roasting whole spices.

Spicy Chicken Masala Recipe: Marinating chicken


  • 1 kg chicken
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder
  • Curd
  • Garam masala
  • Red chili powder
  • Ginger garlic paste
Marinate chicken
Marinate chicken


  • Clean the chicken in the colander under the running water.
  • Transfer the chicken to the bowl and add one teaspoon turmeric powder, two tablespoon curd, half teaspoon garam masala, half teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, half teaspoon red chili powder, and salt as per your taste.
  • Coat each piece of chicken with spices. Use your hand to massage the pieces.
  • Cover the chicken with a lid and allow it to rest for an hour at room temperature.

After an hour, you can start preparing the spicy chicken masala.

Spicy Chicken Masala Recipe


  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf- 1
  • Green cardamom- 2
  • Clove-3
  • Cinnamon stick- 1 inch
  • Onion- 1 medium-sized
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Green chili- 1
  • Tomato puree- half cup
  • Garam masala– half tsp
  • Salt- half tsp
  • Coriander leaves


Step 1:

Every recipe starts with vegetable chopping, so you need to start by chopping green chili, coriander leaves, and onion. Chop them finely and put them aside for later use.

Step 2:

Tomato puree is very important in this spicy chicken masala recipe. For half cup of tomato puree, you will need 3 medium-sized tomatoes. Create gashes on the tomatoes and put them in the boiling water. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Remove the skin and then blend the tomatoes. Transfer the tomato puree to the bowl.

 You will need it later in the recipe.

Onion and chili chopped
Onion and chili chopped

Step 3:

Add two tablespoons of oil to the pan and heat it on medium-low flame for a minute. You can choose to cook in a pan or pot. It totally depends on you. If you are using a pan, make sure you are using one with good depth as that you don’t have any problem stirring.

Step 4:

After a minute, you need to roast whole spices. In oil, add a one-inch cinnamon stick, two green cardamoms, three cloves, and one bay leaf. Roast the whole spices on low flame and keep stirring. You have to roast them for a minute or two until they release the aroma.

Step 5:

Next, you have to add finely chopped green chili and onion. Fry them until the onion become transparent on a low medium flame. Keep stirring in the interval so that you don’t burn it.

Step 6:

Then add one teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. Stir and fry it until the raw smell of ginger-garlic paste vanishes.

Step 7:

After then, you need to add the tomato puree, you just made. Mix it well with all the spices.

Step 8:

After a minute, you can add 1 teaspoon salt, one teaspoon red chili powder, and half a teaspoon garam masala. Mix it well until the spice leaves the pan. Make sure you are working in medium-low flame. Don’t increase the flame, you might just burn the spices. And also, ensure that you keep stirring the spices in intervals.

Step 9:

Now it’s time to add the marinated chicken. Mix the chicken pieces with spices well. Keep stirring for 7-8 minutes to coat each chicken piece with masala. You can increase the flame to medium while stirring and coating the chicken.

Step 10:

Cover the pan with a lid and allow the chicken the cook for about 10 minutes. You want your chicken to cook thoroughly, so turn flame low. Stir the chicken in the interval.

Step 11:

Add chopped coriander leaves and give a stir. Cover the pan and let the chicken on the low medium flame. You need to cook it until the chicken becomes soft and tender.

 Step 10:

Add half a cup of water. You don’t have to put a lot of water because chicken releases moisture while cooking. Put make sure you keep stirring the chicken.

Step 11:

You need to cook it until you get a thick gravy. Taste the chicken, adjust salt if required.

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