Indian Style Masala Chicken Fry Recipe


Masala chicken fry recipe / chicken masala fry 

Masala chicken fry recipe is a super simple and easy recipe made with simple ingredients and few steps. This masala chicken fry recipe is perfect for late-night dinners because it is ready in only 30 minutes. Masala chicken fry is fit for those who love spicy and savory recipes. We can eat this non-vegetarian recipe as a side dish with roti, naan, chapati, or bread.  If you want the soft and juicy taste for the recipe then use boneless chicken for making the recipe. You can make this recipe for weeknight dinners, small parties, family dinners, or any special occasions this recipe is fit for all.


For making masala chicken fry you need to marinate the chicken and then give a tadka for chicken and cook it on a medium flame for few minutes. everyone know Panjabi peoples are a fan of food, they like to taste different styles recipes always and this chicken masala fry recipe is famous in Punjab ( India ). Now move to the recipe, in this post we will see how to make a masala chicken recipe at home with simple steps.

also check out: Hot And Spicy Pepper Chicken Recipe 

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

20 minutes

Total time

35 minutes


3 to 4




Side dish

Ingredients needed to make masala chicken fry

Main ingredient

  • 500 gram skinless and boneless chicken breast ( bite size chopped ).

Ingredients for marinating

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder.
  • Salt ( as required ).
Ingredients for masala fry
  • 1 tablespoon oil.
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves.
  • ½ teaspoon chopped ginger.
  • 2 green chillies.
  • 1 onion ( chopped ).
  • 1 medium size tomato ( chopped ).
  • 1 ½ teaspoon coriander powder.
  • 1 teaspoon chicken masala powder.
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder.
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Salt ( to taste ).
  • ½ tablespoon coriander ( chopped ) ( for garnish purpose ).

Step by step instruction to make masala chicken recipe

Now we will see how to make a delicious, quick, and easy recipe with simple steps and ingredients which is easily available in any grocery shop. So let us see how to make Indian style masala chicken fry recipe.

  1. Firstly take one large bowl and add chicken in the bowl and then add lemon juice, black pepper powder and salt ( to taste ) mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Keep this chicken aside  by covering lid for 10 to 15 minutes for marinating.
  3.   Now make a paste of garlic, ginger, and green chilies and keep it aside.
  4.   Heat the pan on medium flame and add oil in it once oil is getting hot then add chopped onion and fry is until onion slightly turns golden color then add ginger, garlic, and green chili mixture in it and cook it for a second.
  5.  Now It's time to add marinated chicken and cook chicken few minutes.
  6.  Pinkish the chicken turns in white color then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, chicken masala powder, and lastly add salt as required and mix it well.
  7. Cover the lid and cook the chicken for 2 minutes and remove the lid and add chopped tomatoes to the recipe mix well again cover the lid and cook it for another 5 minutes.
  8.  This is last step add ½ cup of water in recipe mix it and cook the chicken until chicken is fully cooked and until chicken is dry.  ( while cooking chicken mix it in between and cook chicken on medium flame ).
  9. Your spicy and savory recipe is ready now switch off the flame remove recipe in serving bowl and sprinkle the chopped coriander on top of the recipe and enjoy it with naan or roti.

How to make chicken masala powder  at home

To make chicken masala powder we need some whole spices

  • Coriander seeds.
  • Fennel seeds.
  • Fenugreek seeds.
  • Cinnamon stick.
  • Black peppercorns.
  • Cumin seeds.
  • Star anise.

Method  - Take all the whole spices together and heat the pan on medium flame and add whole spices in it roast the spices for minute and remove it in plate. wait, it until cool. Then add the dry roast whole spices in a grinder and make a fine powder . your homemade chicken masala powder is ready.

The best chicken masala powder at the market in India

are you looking for best chicken masala powder to make masala chicken fry then check out the list given below.

Chicken masala powder name


Everest chicken masala


72 Rs

MDH chicken masala

67 Rs

Tata sampan chicken masala

57 Rs

Badshah hot chicken masala

38 Rs

Suhana chicken masala

149 Rs


Serving suggestions

We can serve this delicious masala chicken fry with roti, naan, paratha, chapati, and bread.

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