Chicken perelan with readymade chicken masala powder



  1. Chicken – 500 grams, boneless breasts, cut into small cubes
  2. Eastern chicken masala powder– 3 tbsps.
  3. Coriander powder – 3/4 tbsp. (level)
  4. Red chilly powder – 2 tsps.
  5. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Ginger – 1 tsp (made into a paste)
  7. Garlic – 6 big cloves, made into a paste
  8. Coconut oil – 1/4 cup
  9. Onion – 3 medium, thinly sliced
  10. Curryleaves – a few
  11. Greenchilly – 1 number, slit
  12. Tomato – 1 number, big, finely chopped
  13. Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.
  14. Water – 1/2 cup
  15. Salt to taste
  16. 1 medium onion – thinly sliced and deep fried till golden brown and crisp


  1. In a pan, fry the Eastern chicken masala powder, red chilly and coriander powders for a minute on low heat. Mix 3/4th of this roasted masala powder with the ginger garlic paste, pepper powder, 1 tsp. of salt anmd a few drops of water to make a marinade. Marinate the chicken pieces with this paste for 2-3 hours in your refrigerator.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a broad non-stick pan. Add the onions, curryleaves & the greenchillies. Cook till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the tomato & cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the reserved roasted masala powder and the garam masala powder.
  5. Stir in the chicken pieces & mix well. Lower heat & cook for 5 minutes without the lid or till the chicken pieces are well coated with the masala.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of boiling water & salt to taste. Cover cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Add the fried sliced onions & mix.
  7. Serve hot with rice and moru kachiyathu.
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