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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Chicken Ghee Roast is a flavourful, spicy and mouth-watering fry with roasted spices and ghee. You can serve this delicious chicken roast as a starter or as a side dish along with steamed rice and rasam.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Keyword: Chicken ghee roast, Ghee roast, how to make chicken ghee roast, spicy chicken fry
Servings: 2
Author: Pavani
  • Chicken – 300g
  • Fennel seeds – 1teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder-1teaspoon
  • Coriander powder-1teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½teaspoon
  • Onion-1 chopped
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tablespoon
  • Curry leaves-1 spring
  • Coriander leaves
  • Ghee - 2to 3 teaspoon
  • Oil- 2or3 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
To dry roast and grind:
  • Cloves– 2
  • Cinnamon -½inch
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Peppercorns -1teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds – ½teaspoon
  1. Wash, clean and cut the chicken into pieces and keep aside.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast the ingredients mentioned above for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Take them into a plate and allow it to cool.
  3. In a mixie jar/blender add the roasted ingredients and grind into a fine powder. keep aside.
  4. Heat a pan, add 2-3 tablespoon oil. Once the oil is hot add fennel seeds and allow it crackle.
  5. Next, add chopped onions, slit green chillies, ½teaspoon salt and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes until raw smell goes.
  7. Then add chicken and sauté for 2-3 minutes on high flame.Add turmeric,chilli powder,coriander powder.Fry on a medium flame for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Add salt, curry leaves and mix well.
  9. Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes on low flame.keep stirring in the middle to avoid burning at the bottom.
  10. Open the lid and check if the chicken is cooked or not. Once the chicken is cooked add the ground masala powder and mix well.
  11. Then add 2-3 teaspoon of ghee and fry for 1-2 minutes on medium flame. Add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  12. Transfer the chicken ghee roast into a serving bowl and enjoy as a side with steamed rice, rasam or a starter.

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Recipe Notes

Adjust the spices according to your taste.