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Sukha Chicken

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Succulent, spice-scented chicken coated with a flavourful masala.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marination time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 kg skinless chicken, bone-in cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
  • Salt

For the masala paste

  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8-10 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 7-8 black peppercorns
  • piece of cinnamon
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp aniseed (saunf)


  • Using a little water, grind all the masala ingredients to a thick paste.
  • Put the chicken in a glass bowl, add the yoghurt, ground masala paste and salt, and mix well to coat all the pieces. Cover and rest for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  • Heat the ghee or oil in a wide pan, put in the chicken, cover and cook on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes (stirring once or twice in between) till the chicken is cooked.
  • Now take off the lid, raise the flame to high and fry the chicken till you have a thick sauce coating the lightly browned pieces.
Keyword chicken masala, sukha chicken