5 Ingredient Incredibly Easy Chicken Masala

  
This is a perfect recipe when you don’t  want to spend too much time in the kitchen. This is soo easy. Actually its so easy it’s embarassing to post this. Actually i was not planning on posting this recipe, but i couldn’t resist from posting as it is so incredibly delicious and soo flavorful even though you just need 5 basic ingredients to put this together excluding the chicken, salt and oil.  

  
  
It was my sweet mom in law who introduced me to this recipe. She had made it when she was here in kuwait. We all loved it so much and so i sat next to her with a pen and a paper and asked her for the recipe waiting to note down the huge list of ingredients. She was like you don’t need to note it down as its soo simple, you just need 5 ingredients. I was like…..”Noooo, really?”. 

Come on- just 5 ingredients? Hard to beat. 

   
 And she explained it to me and i couldn’t believe that a dish soo flavorful and perfect is this simple to make. 
So what’s a blogger to do?

Well, of course.

Blog them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  
You guys must try this one out to see how awesome this dish is. Perfect recipe for all the busy people out there like, SERIOUSLY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  
Serves 3-4

500 gms chicken

For marination:

2 tsp red chilly powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

For the gravy:

7 cloves garlic crushed

2 medium tomatoes chopped

Curry leaves

3 tbsp coconut oil

  
1. Marinate the chicken in the above mentioned ingredients. 

2. In a heavy bottom pan, add the oil and when that heats up, add in the curry leaves and garlic. Sautรฉ well for 2 mins. 

3. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are nicely mashed up. 

4.  Add in the marinated chicken and cook on low flame covered for about 45 mins, stirring once in a while. You don’t have to add water. 

5. After 45 mins, if there is more gravy you can cook further on high flame to thicken the sauce. 

6. Serve with chapathi, pooris, paranthas or rice. 

  
Notes:

โœ”๏ธ If you want, once the chicken is cooked you can take out the chicken pieces and shallow fry it in coconut oil and put it back in the thick gravy. 

 

5 Ingredient Incredibly Easy Chicken Masala
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INGREDIENTS
  1. Serves 3-4
  2. 500 gms chicken
For marination
  1. 2 tsp red chilly powder
  2. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  3. Salt to taste
For the gravy
  1. 7 cloves garlic crushed
  2. 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  3. Curry leaves
  4. 3 tbsp coconut oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Marinate the chicken in the above mentioned ingredients.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, add the oil and when that heats up, add in the curry leaves and garlic. Sautรฉ well for 2 mins.
  3. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are nicely mashed up.
  4. Add in the marinated chicken and cook on low flame covered for about 45 mins, stirring once in a while. You donโ€™t have to add water.
  5. After 45 mins, if there is more gravy you can cook further on high flame to thicken the sauce.
  6. Serve with chapathi, pooris, paranthas or rice.
Notes
  1. If you want, once the chicken is cooked you can take out the chicken pieces and shallow fry it in coconut oil and put it back in the thick gravy.
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28 thoughts on “5 Ingredient Incredibly Easy Chicken Masala

  1. I can’t believe you were hesitant to post this recipe Sadia- all of us would be missing out on it! Easy or not, it looks FANTASTIC!

  2. Saving this and love the metal dish too what would you call it if I wanted to find one? Also what is that in the glass of water? Your photos are divine . Are you still just using a camera phone and phone apps for editing? Brilliant x

    1. Its copper plate, usually used to serve indian dishes. Try searching in indian stores or ask any of your Indian friends to get it for you when they visit India. ๐Ÿ™‚

      No dear, i have been using a dslr camera from the beginning (nikon D3200). But yeah, i use the app for editing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Walaikumsalaam sunithatha!
    Thanks a lot! So very happy to know that you liked the curry. Hope it was not too spicy for you.
    I just received the photo, thanks for sending. Really love to see pictures of food made from the blog, feel very happy. Will post here soon k. ๐Ÿ™‚ tc

  4. Sadiaaa…. Thanks a lot for posting this.. I prepared it yest..it was easy and unique tasting… Lovely… I still have that tanginess in my taste budsโ˜บ..it was really quick.. Loved it

  5. Hi Sadia…

    For how long should we marinate the chicken for this recipe?

    Have tried out a few of your recipes and they have turned out yum.. Thank you soooo very much for sharing them. Absolutely love ur photographs of the dishes..

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