Chicken Ghee Roast/Mangalore Style Spicy Chicken Ghee Roast

Chicken Ghee Roast is a popular delicacy of Mangalore.when I was looking for a authentic recipe in Google,I  came across this yummy chicken ghee roast recipe on sailus food.Adding ghee enhances the flavor and this is a must try for chicken lovers.This is spicy and can be served with rice,ghee rice,fried rice or Roti.



  1. Chicken – 1 kg
  2. Yogurt(thick) – 1/2 cup
  3. Turmeric powder –1/2 tsp
  4. Lemon Juice –1 tbsp
  5. Dry red chilly – 10
  6. Black peppercorns –8
  7. Cloves –3
  8. Fenugreek seeds-a pinch
  9. Coriander seeds –1 1/2 tbsp
  10. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  11. Garlic flakes –8
  12. Tamarind Paste-1/2 tbsp
  13. Jaggery or sugar– 2 tsp
  14. Ghee –6 tbsp
  15. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  16. salt

Chicken Ghee Roast




  1. Marinate chicken in curd,turmeric powder,lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of salt.Keep in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast red chillies on low flame and take care not to get burned.Remove from fire.
  3. In the same pan add 1 tsp of ghee and roast fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds,coriander seeds,cloves and peppercorns on low flame for 2-3 minutes.Remove from fire and let it cool.
  4. Grind the roasted red chillies and spices with garlic and tamarind into a fine paste.
  5. Heat 2 1/2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook on medium flame till it is 3/4th cooked.
  6. Remove the sauteed chicken pieces and keep aside.Transfer the liquid into another bowl.
  7. Heat remaining ghee in the same pan.Add the ground paste and saute on medium flame for 5-7 minutes till ghee separates.
  8. Add the chicken pieces to it and mix well.Also add the leftover liquid(while cooking chicken)and jaggery and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.Add salt to taste and stir well.
  9. Cover and cook on low flame till chicken is coated with masala.Once it is cooked well, open the lid and dry roast for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Garnish with curry leaves.Serve with rice or roti


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