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Unveiling the Secret to Perfect Chicken Masala: A Step-by-Step Guide

Unveiling the Secret to Perfect Chicken Masala: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Suryamasale on 5th Jun 2024

Welcome to the world of flavors with Surya Masale! If you're a fan of rich, aromatic, and delicious Indian cuisine, then you're in for a treat. Today, we’re diving into the secrets of making the perfect Chicken Masala. It’s a dish that is not only a staple in Indian households but also a favorite around the globe.

This step-by-step guide will help you create a mouthwatering chicken masala that's sure to impress your family and friends. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get cooking!

Ingredients You'll Need

To create this delightful dish, you'll need the following ingredients:

●Chicken: 1 kg of bone-in or boneless chicken pieces

●Yogurt: 1 cup

●Onions: 2 large, finely chopped

●Tomatoes: 2 large, finely chopped

●Surya Ginger-Garlic Paste: 2 tablespoons

●Green Chilies: 2, slit

●Coriander Leaves: A handful, chopped

●Cooking Oil: 3-4 tablespoons

●Surya Chicken Masala: 2 tablespoons

●Turmeric Powder: 1 teaspoon

●Red Chili Powder: 1 teaspoon

●Surya Jeera/Cumin Seeds: 1 teaspoon

●Salt: To taste

●Water: 1 cup

Steps to Start with Your Authentic Chicken Masala

Marinating the Chicken

Did you know that marinating chicken is crucial for infusing it with flavor? Here’s how to do it:

  1. Prepare the Marinade: In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, 1 tablespoon of Surya Chicken Masala, Surya turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  2. Marinate the Chicken: Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and coat them evenly with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. For best results, marinate overnight.

Cooking the Chicken Masala

Now that our chicken is marinated, let’s move on to the cooking process. Ready? Follow these steps for a delicious result:

  1. Heat the Oil: In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, heat the cooking oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the Cumin Seeds: Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds until they release their aroma.
  3. Cook the Onions: Add the finely chopped onions to the pan and sauté until they turn golden brown. This step is important for developing the base flavor of the dish.
  4. Add the Ginger-Garlic Paste: Stir in the Surya ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes until the raw smell disappears. Can you smell the magic already?
  5. Incorporate the Tomatoes: Add the chopped tomatoes and green chilies to the pan. Cook until the tomatoes become soft, and the oil starts to separate from the mixture.
  6. Spice It Up: Add the remaining Surya Chicken Masala, Surya red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes to let the spices blend together.
  7. Add the Chicken: Introduce the marinated chicken pieces to the pan. Stir to coat them with the masala mixture.
  8. Cook the Chicken: Cover the pan and let the chicken cook on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water if needed to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.
  9. Garnish and Serve: Once the chicken is fully cooked and tender, garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice, naan, or roti.

Tips for the Perfect Chicken Masala

Quality Ingredients: Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. Surya Masale ensures that you're getting the finest spices for your dish.

Patience is Key: Allow the chicken to marinate for a sufficient time to absorb the flavors.

Adjust the Spice Level: If you prefer a milder dish, reduce the amount of Surya red chili powder and green chilies. Love it spicy? Add a bit more!

Consistency Matters: Add water as needed to achieve the desired consistency of the gravy. Some prefer a thicker masala, while others like it more saucy.

Serving Suggestions

How do you like to enjoy your Chicken Masala? It pairs beautifully with:

Steamed Basmati Rice: The fluffiness of the rice complements the rich masala.

Naan or Roti: Perfect for scooping up that delicious gravy.

Salad: A fresh cucumber and onion salad on the side adds a nice crunch.

Note:Feel free to experiment and adjust the recipe to suit your taste. Cooking is all about creativity and making it your own. Don't forget to share your Chicken Masala creations with us on social media using the hashtag #SuryaMasale. We can't wait to see your delicious dishes!

Last Verdict,

There you have it—an authentic Chicken Masala recipe that's sure to become a favorite in your household. With this step-by-step guide and the magic of Surya Masale, you can create a dish that's rich, flavorful, and truly satisfying. So, what are you waiting for? Don your apron, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary journey to India right from your kitchen.

If you are looking for some pure masale (spices) to have an authentic dish, check Surya Masale’s range of spices, and give a magic to your dishes. Happy cooking!

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