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Ghee Chicken Curry
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Ghee Chicken Curry | Mangalore Special Ghee Chicken

Ghee Chicken curry is famous from Mangalore region of India. The curry usually is cooked in Ghee and it has a bright red colour and a slight tangy taste.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: karnataka
Servings: 4
Calories: 154kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • 1 tbsp Curd or Lemon juice
  • Tamarind lime sized ball
  • 1 tsp Jaggery

To Marinate:

  • ¼ kg Chicken
  • ¼ Curd/ yogurt
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt as needed

To Roast and Grind:

  • 6 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

To Temper :

  • 2 spring Curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp Ghee


  • Clean the chicken and take them in a bowl, to this add in the ingredients mentioned under the “To Marinate” section.Mix well and marinate for 2 hours or even overnight.
  • In another pan dry roast the ingredient mentioned under “To Roast and Grind” section till they turn aromatic. Cool them down and blend well to a fine powder. Heat a pan with 3 tbsp of Ghee.
  • Add in Curry Leaves and sliced onions fry till they turn glossy. Next add-in tomatoes cook till mushy.
  • Next add in the blended masala powder and mix well, cook till the masala blends well. Next, add in the marinated chicken.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 mins. Next add in the tamarind water, Jaggery, and the required salt and water.
  • Finally add in curd or lemon and cover cook till the chicken is done.
  • Once the chicken is well cooked and the gravy consistency is reached switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.


· If you prefer a dry version reduce the amount of water added and cook till the water evaporates.
· Tastes good when served any mild pulao,Idli or Dosa.
· Use Kashmiri Chilli powder for a bright red color.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16.3g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 1.3g | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Ghee Chicken
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