Recipe For Chicken Ghee Roast - Shahjighee Shahji Ghee

Recipe For Chicken Ghee Roast - Shahjighee

Chicken ghee roast dish was discovered about 50 years ago at Shetty Lunch Home, a legendary restaurant in Kundapur, a small town which is around 90 Km from Mangaluru. This is a simple recipe made with 3-4 ingredients but the special thing about this dish is that the cooking process of this dish is so slow that transforms the dish.

Ingredients for Chicken Ghee Roast

  • 1 Kg boneless chicken
  • 1 ½ tbsp tamarind paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • salt as required
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice      
  • ½ cup yoghurt (Dahi)
  • 6 tbsp ghee 
  • handful curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp jaggery
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 roasted dry chilly
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek leaves (methi)
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 ¼ tbsp coriander seeds
  • handful garlic flakes
  • 3 cloves 

Step-By-Step Recipe For Chicken Ghee Roast

Step 1: Ready Chicken Pieces, Chilli Powder, Curd etc.

In a bowl add chicken pieces, 1 tbsp red chilli powder, curd, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice. Coat the chicken pieces well with the mixture.

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Step 2: Heat Ghee and Add Ingredient

Heat ghee in a pan and then add fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cumin seeds, and peppercorns. Roast them on low flame for 3-4 mins.

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Step 3: Grind dry roasted red chillies and Spices

Now, grind dry the roasted red chillies and spices along with tamarind paste, red chili powder, and garlic flakes to make a paste.

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Step 4: Add the Marinated Chicken Pieces in Kadhai

In a kadhai, add 2 and a 1/2 tbsp of ghee. Add the marinated chicken pieces and the leftover marinade to the kadhai. Cook the chicken till they are 3/4th cooked.  

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Step  5: Sauté the ground paste for 7-8 mins on low flame

Now, keep the chicken pieces aside and add the remaining ghee in the same kadhai. Sauté the ground paste for 7-8 mins on low flame. Check if the ghee has started to separate.

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Step 6: Add the Chicken Pieces and Jaggery to the Kadhai.

Now, add the chicken pieces and jaggery to the kadhai. Add 2 tbsp of water along with salt to taste. Make sure you don't add much water because it's a roasted chicken recipe.

Cover the lid and cook for 10 mins on low flame. Once done, remove the lid and cook for 2 more minutes. Check if the chicken has cooked completely or not. Once done, turn off the flame.

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Tips for Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

  • Dry roast all the ingredients on medium low heat. Make sure to stir them frequently, so that they get roasted evenly and to avoid the spices from burning.
  • this dish looks spicy but it is a mildly spicy dish, as we have roasted the masala made with chilli powder in pure cow ghee, which reduces its spiciness.
  • To reduce the heat of the dish, deseed the red chillies before adding them. Also, reduce the number of peppercorns.
  • Use Shahji cow ghee for better aroma and flavour.
  • Do not cut down the quantity of pure cow ghee. It not only adds flavour and richness to the dish but also helps in reducing the spiciness of the dish.
  • Slow roasting of spices and chicken in pure cow ghee enhances the flavour of the dish. Also stir it continuously while cooking and do not increase the heat to fasten the cooking process.
  • The use of curry leaves gives extra-ordinary flavour to the dish.
  • Marinating the chicken helps in keeping the chicken pieces juicy. So, marinate at least for one hour.
  • Be careful adding water to grind masala. If you add more water, then it will be difficult to roast masala. The cooking time will also increase.
  • Grind the masala to smooth paste, it should not be coarse.
  • Use heavy/thick bottom pan to make this dish as this dish requires lots of roasting and also in order to avoid the burning of masala.

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FAQ About Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

1. Is It Better To Roast Chicken Covered Or Uncovered?

We generally like to roast our chicken uncovered, so, the skin crisps up and turns an appealing golden brown. If the chicken starts to get too dark before it reaches the proper internal temperature, you can tent a piece of foil over the top to protect the skin from burning. 

2. At What Temperature Should I Roast The Chicken?

    When roasting a whole chicken, a nice rule of them is to start at 400 to 425 degree F and then turn the oven down to  350 after 15 minutes and cook until the internal temperature of chicken is 165 – 175 degree F on an instant read thermometer. 

    3. Is It Better To Cook Chicken Slow Of Fast?

      The slower you cook chicken, the better. That’s the overall rule for cooking protein.                            

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