Nei Kozhi /Ghee Chicken

Hi again and am so sorry to break my promise. I cannot resist myself from posting this recipe as this is very tasty and yet simple to make. I've learned this dish from a tv show called aaha enna rusi where Chef Jacob did a show how to make this. From the beginning itself I's so impressed with the recipe,but not with the amount of ghee he added, but still the final o/p convinced me making this immediately the same day. But, I reduced the quantity of ghee and the dish was YUM. 

Ingredients :
For Masala: 
Pepper + cumin seeds -- each 1 tsp
Dry red chilly -- 12 nos.
Shallots -- 50 gms
GG paste -- 1 tsp
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Ghee -- 1/2 tbsp

**  Heat the ghee and fry the pepper + Cumin .Beware it will crackle and it might harm u, so be ready to move aside.

* Then add the dry red chillies, ginger garlic paste,curry leaves,shallots one by one and saute everything  until translucent for 2 to 3 minute in pure ghee and grind to a semi ground paste.

For Nei kozhi :
Chicken -- 1/4 kg
Turmeric powder --1/2 tsp
Ghee -- 1 tbsp

Oil -- 1 tbsp (optional)
Grounded masala-- as reqd
Salt -- to taste

** Heat the pan with ghee and add the chicken,urmeric powder + salt and cook in a low flame.
* Add the ground masala ,  add lil water (may be 1/4 cup) cover and cook over a medium flame until it turns dry ..very dry. (like in the pics)

* Serve with ghee rice,pulao,biryani..or simply with sambar rice. 
* This dish was never really over powering cos of the pepper +chillies+shallots. The end result was subtle.
* U may omit the ghee for frying the masala and add instead while frying the chicken.
U may also totally omit the ghee if u think it's bad for health ..go for oil.

Happy eating guys,


  1. Yum ..looks fab ...nice pic

  2. Sounds new to me...looks very tempting

  3. நானும் இந்த ரெசிபியை டிவியில் பார்த்து எழுதி வைத்துள்ளேன்,செய்யதான் நேரமில்லை...பார்க்கும் போதே நாவூறுது!!

  4. Wow!!!looks super tempting and delicious,mouthwatering recipe....awesome clicks...

  5. Oh My God it looks so delicious....

  6. Luv the ghee roasted chicken,Even i have the same dish in my drafts..Glad to see u back..

  7. Its mouthwatering. Wanna have a plate. Yummy.

  8. Love this ghee chicken roast, have it prepared since a long..Irresistible.

  9. Fabulous and simply superb..

  10. That's an drool worthy recipe.....

  11. wow dear !!!!what an absolutely mouth watering recipe !!!!ghee chicken looks so so those gorgeous clicks !!!

  12. tried this today.. Came out so well.. Thanks for posting this recipe.




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