Chicken Ghee Roast

What a relief! Finally schools close today for the next couple of weeks, and then into a new academic year. I cannot believe that Rasha is moving on to grade 3 and Azza will go to KG2, InShaAllah… Somehow, we like to think they are still small and feel worried of them being burdened by studies as they progress in life. Rasha sometimes go pink in envy as she has to study and get confined to her books while Azza walks around all over the place without any worry. Then I remind her that slowly she will also be like you with lots to study and then both of you can be company for each other. She is waiting when that time is going to come. πŸ™‚


Sharing with you today an easy chicken curry, that hardly takes any time but tastes awesome… This recipe is adapted from a cookbook that I have of the Big Chef Noushad. Most of his recipes are a breeze to follow, and this one is no different. I love the taste of ghee that permeates through this gravy, though I have used it in very small amount. I have already made this curry several times as it hardly takes time to get done! Off to the recipe…



Chicken Ghee Roast

Course Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 6 cloves garlic pounded
  • 1 large pc ginger pounded
  • 4 green chillies chopped
  • 2 medium onions minced
  • 2 heaped tsp coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 750 gm chicken cut into medium pieces and cleaned
  • 1 meduim tomato chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi dried fenugreek leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat half the ghee in a saucepan. Saute the ginger and garlic along with chillies till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the onions and saute till translucent.
  • Add the coriander and chilli powders and fry till dark - ensure not to burn!
  • Now add the chicken along with some salt, mix well.
  • Cook on medium-low flame with a closed lid till the chicken is almost done. Keep stirring in between.
  • Add in the tomato, coriander leaves and kasuri methi along with the remaining ghee. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with rotis or naan!


Add more ghee if you want it more rich!

Join the Conversation

  1. It looks delicious. Simple and easy recipe and a perfect chicken ghee roast. I would love to have this with white rice, dosa….YUM

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

    1. Thanks a lot Haffa…

  2. i love ghee,and this is a drooling recipe ! lovely:)

    1. Thank you so much Hiba… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Beulah…

  3. Easy and yummy dear… Love to have it..

    1. Thanks a lot Farin…

  4. I didn't know Noushad has a cookbook! He catered for our wedding πŸ˜€
    We get a mangalore style ghee roast chicken here, which is the one I'm familiar with. His version sounds good too.
    And Rasha dear, I know that feeling. Those younger sisters! πŸ˜›

    1. Oh wow! I found his cookbook at a local stationery store and bought it, it's in Malayalam. My dear, Rasha is not alone, I am also an elder one! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  5. This looks so full of flavor and comfort Rafs!

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  6. So delicious, easy and yummm………… mouthwatering here……. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  7. Ghee roast sounds yuummm . Recipe seems to be really interesting with ghee and kasuri methi.

    1. Thank you so much Meena…

  8. Wow !! summer fun started there?I feel the same way as you when i think of my cutie.By the way ghee roast is simply awesome.

    1. It is not summer break, dear… it's the academic year end break. In April 1, they move to their new classes… Thanks a lot Sathya…

  9. can smell ghee flavors,love it …delicious to go with rotis πŸ™‚

    1. With porottas too, Julie… thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

  10. easy and delicious dear. Totally lovin it

    1. Thanks a lot Shazzy…

  11. Kids do grow up without us realising how fast time passed by. Lovely curry – easy to make without compromising on the essential flavors.

    1. Thank you so much Nava… yes, it is a real cake walk…

  12. Even here its school holidays, who would have thought so many countries time it at the same time! Love this recipe darling, I am bookmarking this for our weekend meal πŸ™‚

    1. The break is only for two weeks, as it is the close of their academic year. Do try and let me know how it turns out for you, will be waiting… πŸ™‚

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