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

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

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

  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.

  4. OMG what a colour! tempting too much

  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...

  6. Delicious spicy chicken curry lovely name.Gloria.

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

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

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

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

  11. nice chicken curry ...thats so amazing

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

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

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

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

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

  17. mouthwatering masala,looks yummy!!

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

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

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

  21. wonderful color and tempting pics:)

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

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

  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..

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

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

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