Chicken Ghee Roast

Ghee Roast is originally from Kundapur. God knows the Kundapur women are fiercely protective of their recipes. I found my way around it, but it doesn’t come close to the one I tasted a few years ago. A Kundapur friend’s Kundapur mother’s, whose recipe she never shares.

Ingredients for ground masala:
Dried red chillies – 7-8
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Pepper corns – 1 tsp
Garlic – 2 cloves
Ghee – 2 tbsp

Other ingredients:
Chicken – 1/2 kg
Curry leaves – a fistful
Ghee – 2 tbsp

1. Saute all the ingredients for the ground masala in ghee one by one.
2. Grind into paste with some water.
3. Heat more ghee, add curry leaves and then tip in the ground masala in it.
4. Cook it till the colour of the masala darkens.
5. Add the chicken and a cup of water, cook for 20 mins in med – low flame or till chicken is cooked.

Serve with dosa or rice.

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