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5 Ingredient Incredibly Easy Chicken Masala



  • 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



  • Marinate the chicken in the above mentioned ingredients.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, add the oil and when that heats up, add in the curry leaves and garlic. Sauté well for 2 mins.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are nicely mashed up.
  • 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.
  • After 45 mins, if there is more gravy you can cook further on high flame to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve with chapathi, pooris, paranthas or rice.


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.