East Indian Chicken Moile /Chicken Moilee Recipe

east indian moilee
East Indian Chicken Moile/Chicken Moilee is a very popular and delicious dish from our
east indian cuisine.Chicken moile is a thin gravy which needs to grinding or no paste ,the gravy is thin yrt so flavourful and yummy and is relished with Khoi Roti(chawal/rice bhakri) or rice .I love to have this with coconut rice .

Chicken Moilee/Chicken Moile is a very traditional East Indian curry and a must during feast .Earlier this moile was made with duck even today people use duck to make this But being a chicken lover I always loved it with chicken .The recipe is very simple and easy yet so interesting .With very few ingredients this flavourful cur
500 chicken
3 onion cut into roundels
1 big potato or 2 med cut into roundels
8 to 9 garlic cloves cut lengthwise
1 and 1/2 inch ginger cut in juliennes
3 to 4 green chillies slitted (spicy ones)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp east indian bottle masala*
2 tbsp oil
1 and 1/2  tbsp vinegar or as needed
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • Clean the chicken pieces,wash and drain excess water.
  • Apply salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Heat oil to shallow fry ,once hot add potatoes and fry till done,keep aside
  • Add little more oil in the same pan to fry the chicken pieces
  • Fry the chicken pieces till golden brown and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan/vessel add the oil then add the onions and the chopped ginger garlic and saute all over medium flame till the onion turns soft and the raw smell goes away.
  • Add the slitted green chillies and saute for few minutes
  • Add the bottle masala and mix well 
  • Now add in the fried chicken and saute well till the masala coats the chicken 
  • Add about 1 and 1/2 cup to 2 cups  water and cook with lid covered 
  • Let the curry come to a nice boil ,then add the garam masala powder ,salt if required and the vinegar .
  • Lastly add the fried potatoes simmer for few minutes .
  • Switch the flame off and serve with rice roti/bhakri ,rice or bread

  • do not skip the frying part ,frying the chicken and potatoes is an imp part for a good moile
  • *I have used my homemadebottle masala and 2 tsp was perfect for us ,you may need to increase or decrease as per your taste 
  • East indian bottle masala is  key to the moile ,in case if you cant find it you can substitute with mutton/meat masala
  • Its a thin gravy basically and supposed to be eaten with handbreads/rotis or rice 

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  1. I'm still learning from you, as I'm trying to reach my goals.
    I absolutely enjoy reading everything that is posted on your blog.Keep the tips coming.
    I loved it!

  2. flavorful and delicious curry..love it with some appams/neer dosa..yummy!

  3. I have heard lot about Fish moile...this is chicken version is it? I would love to know about the bottle masala...

  4. Fish moile is from kerala and different than chicken moile,bottle masala is an amazing blend of 27 spices stock it for the whle year .makes every dish yummy ..shall try to post it someday