Malwani Chicken

February 19, 2012 Posted by

I had seen chicken being cooked this way in a cookery show but did not have the recipe written down. I tried making it using ingredients in my own way. It may not be the authentic recipe for Malwani chicken but tasty nevertheless.


1. Marinate 1 kg chicken with 2 tbsp red chilli powder, 1tsp turmeric and salt for at least an hour before cooking.
2. Cut 2 medium onions roughly, 1/2 cup coriander leaves, 2 green chillies, 10 flakes of garlic and 1 inch of ginger, handful of mint leaves and fry them till the onions turn slightly brown in texture on a pan without oil. Blend them in a mixer to get a coarse paste.
3. Dry roast 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 inch cinnamon, 2-3 cardamoms, 4-5 cloves, 3-4 peppercorns. Blend them in a mixer to get a coarse powder.
4. Take oil in a vessel and saute the onion paste for 2-3 mins . Add the chicken and mix thoroughly. Add around 1 cup of water and let this cook for 20 mins or till the chicken is almost cooked.
5. Now add the dry masala powder and stir well.
6. Add 1 cup of dahi to give a rich texture to the chicken and cook for 5 mins.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
I made this slightly dry so that it tastes good with rice roti and chapatis. You can try adding more water if you want a gravy to go with rice.

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2 thoughts on “Malwani Chicken”

  1. Rajashree says:

    Your recipes look really good and I will surely try a lot of them. My father is also originally from Karwar and I love dishes from Goa, Mangalore, Karnataka, Kerala. But many traditional Indian recipe websites are full of north Indian/Punjabi recipes which I was becoming tired of. So I am quite excited about these recipes. Thanks for sharing! Will try to leave you feedback on them.

    1. Thanks Rajashree for your encouraging words 🙂
      Motivates me to put up more Konkani dishes – will surely focus on South Indian dishes and try and put up more!

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