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Chicken Ghee Roast

Chicken Ghee Roast is a popular Mangalorean dish which uses spices and clarified butter to roast the chicken.
Servings: 2



  • 500 gms chicken
  • 8 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or more



  • Heat 4-5 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
  • Under low heat add in the cumin powder. Stir for a minute.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic paste. Stir well.
  • Add in a cup of tomato puree. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • To that add the chilly powder, and coriander powder under low flame. Mix well for a minutes.
  • Add 3 tbsp of ghee. Add chicken, salt, garam masala powder and pepper. Close the lid and simmer till the chicken gets cooked. It may take 20-25 minutes. Stir in between.
  • Once cooked add in coriander leaves, sugar and lemon. Mix all well and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot.


* Do not replace the ghee with oil.
* This dish is a little on the spicier side. You can reduce the amount of red chilli powder if you don’t want it too spicy.