Chicken Madras



Chicken – 500 gm cut into pieces

Ghee  – 1  tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Cloves – 4

Cardamom – 2

Cinnamon – 2″ piece

Star anise – 1

Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp

Onion – 2 medium chopped

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 4 broken

Tomato puree – 3/4 cup

Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tsp

Pepper power – 1/4 tsp

Cumin powder – 3/4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Water – 3/4 cup

Salt – to taste

Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped



Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a non-stick pan and fry the chicken pieces till they turn light brown in color.  Keep them aside.  Add oil to the same pan and add the whole spices and onions.  Fry well and add ginger-garlic paste and dry chillies.  Add the tomato puree and spice powders.  Fry till the aroma comes out.  Add the fried chicken pieces along with the leftover juices, water and salt.  Cook covered till done.  Add the thick coconut milk and switch off the flame.  Garnish with coriander leaves.  Yummy ‘Chicke Madras’ goes well with rice, rotis, porotta, dosa, idli, idiyappam and pulao.  Enjoy!