Thursday, April 24, 2008

Garlic Chicken

Garlic chicken is one dish which i started loving from my college days. But i was searching recipe for many days but couldn't find the recipe anywhere. Finally i decided to try my own way of making this delicious recipe. It was unbelievable and i was surprised to get the taste similar to that of the Rayapaas and Samboorana Restaurant in Coimbatore.

You will need:

  • ½ kg chicken
  • 15 big size garlic cloves (1 full garlic)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tbsp chilli chicken masala powder (I used Shakthi masala).. Reduce the chilli masala powder for less spicy..
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp oil
Step 1:

Finely chop the onions. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. Allow it to splutter. Add chopped onions and saute it for few mins. Then add the chopped garlic and saute it till it turns light golden brown color.

Step 2:

In the mean time chop the chicken into bite size pieces.

Step 3:

When the garlic and onion turns brown color add the chilli chicken masala powder and the chopped tomatos. Then add the chicken pieces and add salt. Close it with a lid and allow the chicken to cook for 10 mins stirring occasionally.

Can you see little garlic pieces in there?

Step 4:

Garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves and serve it with hot roti, naan or with fired rice.


1. Dont grind the garlic instead of chopping it finely. It will spoil the dish totally.

2. If you don't have chilli chicken masala powder , you can replace it with

  • 1 tsp chilli powder,
  • 1 tsp paprika or kashmiri chilli powder,
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
3. You can add ¼ cup curd/ yogurt finally to get thick gravy. But adding yogurt will reduce the spiciness tooo.


Spiceaholic said...

Hi Viji!

I tried this recipe quite some time ago and loved it!

Hope to try more of your recipes soon.

Vijitha said...

Thanks Spice for ur valuable comment..

Diran & Annia said...

After a long time, I tried to cook garlic chicken and it really came well, only one thing I missed is the spice level is very less, also I didn't had coriander powder to make the masala :( but it turned out very well. Thanks for posting this delicious menu and my wife loved it.

Greets from schweiz

Note: please add more beaf menus :)