Chicken Curry in Frithad Masala/East Indian Chicken Curry

Frithad Masala is a wet ground masala with aromatic spices & coconut which is slowly dry roasted before grinding .Its a typical East Indian Masala used for making chicken ,mutton & beef curries.Authenticaly this curry use to be  made over wood fire in clay pots the &  taste is  really just  mouthwatering.I can still feel the taste & the aroma of this delicious curry.chicken curry recipeIngredients:
1 kg Chicken 
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste.

For the masala
8-10 dry kashmiri chillies
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 tsp poppy seeds/khus khus
1 tsp sesame seeds/til
1 inch Cinnamon stick
4-5 cloves
5-6 peppercorns
1.5 inch ginger
6-8 garlic cloves.

.For the gravy
4 onions sliced
2-3 med sized tomato
sprig of Curry leaves
3-4 potatoes cut in quarters
2-3 tbsp oil
east indian chicken curry

 Method:
Dry roast the spices over low flame till nice & aromatic.
Roast the coconut till light brown.
In the same pan heat oil & roast the onions.
Let it cool ,then grind together with the ginger & garlic ,tomato to a fine smooth paste.
You can prepare the masala well ahead & store for later use,however I prefer it freshly ground.
Wash the Chicken well & marinate with salt & turmeric powder.
In a vessel heat oil then add the curry leaves.
Now mix in the freshly ground masala paste.
Then put the chicken & fry well till the masala coats it.
Add water,potatoes and let it come to a nice boil.
Cook till the chicken is tender & the potatoes are soft.
Check for salt ,add if needed.
Garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot with rice & some Chicken fry.







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29 comments:

  1. I just love this...looks so yummy ..loved the spices

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  2. looks very yummy...will try this soon

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  3. Hi Gloria, your curry chicken look sooo good. Love the gravy, the colour is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day.

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  4. OMG what a colour! tempting too much

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  5. Just when I thought I had my fill of chicken for this week, you go a post such a tempting Chicken Curry, Gloria. My goodness, this meal looks so delicious and the spices and aromatics sound heavenly! I'm sure it was Yummy!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

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  6. Delicious spicy chicken curry lovely name.Gloria.

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  7. The curry sounds very interesting Gloria and I would want to give this a try. thanks for sharing.

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  8. love the color and whole platter, i can use this masala for my veg prep.

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  9. oh thats some treat in a bowl..:)

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  10. Nice masala and u have got a wonderful color. The curry looks amazing.

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  11. nice chicken curry ...thats so amazing

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  12. gosh... just look at the color of the curry... amazing....

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  13. Mouth watering dish and lovely presentation...good job Gloria :-)

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  14. What a lovely spicy chicken dish! I love the blend of spices in masala.

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  15. So good; love everything. The gravy is so alive and kicking.

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  16. What a beautiful dish Gloria, love the flavors and the color...yum!
    Hope you are having a fabulous week :D

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  17. mouthwatering masala,looks yummy!!

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  18. Super rich looking chicken curry, just need some rotis to enjoy with this fingerlicking curry.

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  19. Flavorful and yummy chicken curry with a good twist.....itz tempting me...........

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  20. Tempting chicken curry Gloria...will give it a try

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  21. wonderful color and tempting pics:)

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  22. Can we use fresh coconut...am planning to make it today with your recipe of carrot pulav...will it he combo taste good

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    1. Yes the combo will taste good..You can use fresh coconut but make sure you dry roast it well .

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  23. Should I dry roast ginger and garlic too...and I have to blend everything together...onion tomato coconut dry spices and ginger and garlic na..

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    1. Yes you have to blend all things together.If you want you could roast ginger garlic too .

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  24. this looks very different and yummy.. i have never tried it :)

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  25. Tried it it was awesome I put in on my group with the name of your blog tk u dear.Giselle

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