Tuesday, February 16, 2021



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Today I am sharing an easy and perfect recipe of chicken chukka. We will see how to prepare perfect chicken chukka easily at home.


The main ingredient for chicken chukka is fried onions. I have taken 3 onions.We will need 3 - 4 onions for 1 kg of chicken. Thinly slice 3 medium sized onions.We have to fry it. Heat oil well and fry the onions.You can add little by little and fry it to finish this quickly. I am adding some salt with it.

If we fry it with salt, it is tasty and won't be spoilt fast upon storing.

It will take about 15 minutes for frying the onion. If you don't want to prepare the fried onion each time, you can fry the onion and store it. If we store the fried onion in a box after it cools down, we can quickly prepare this chicken recipe.

Fry it over a medium flame till it becomes brown. Move it to tissue. I had wiped it with a tissue afterwards. It will be very soft while it is hot. It will be crisp later. Set it aside for a while.We can mix the the ingredients now in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of crushed ginger, garlic and fennel seeds. I had crushed it without removing the garlic's peel. I washed it with the peel and crushed it.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of Kashmiri chilli powder. You can add more chilli powder for more spiciness. Add 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder and 2 teaspoons of pepper powder.

Though we are adding these according to the spiciness, there needs to be sufficient Kashmiri chilli powder and pepper powder to get the dish in the right colour. Add salt as required.

Thinly slice one medium-sized tomato and add to it. I am not adding coriander powder. It is not required for this recipe. Mix the masala and tomato well with hands. We are adding washed and drained 1 kg of chicken to this paste. Marinate the chicken well with the masala. Add the fried onion to it.


The fried onion, which was soft, is very crisp now. You can keep it outside for a while after mixing. But I am frying it now itself. If you are preparing fried onion and keeping it in a bottle, take more onion.

Add salt and mix well. When we are frying water will come out of the onion. Squeeze that water and fry in hot oil. Then the onion will be fried faster. Add 2 teaspoon of oil to the same pan. I removed the used oil. If you are using coconut oil for frying, remove a part of it.

No need to fry this in much oil. When oil is hot add curry leaves. Add the marinated chicken to this. Don't add much water to this. We can cook without water. I am adding less than 1/4 cup of water to cook this. Water will be there in chicken. If we add more water, then the marination will be gone.

So add some water and close this. Cook this in medium low flame. That is it. I am preparing Ghee rice in between. When the pan is hot add coconut oil instead of ghee. Add whole spices, garam masala, is added without grinding.

Add a sliced onion. Add crushed ginger, garlic and fennel seeds. Then ghee rice will have a special taste and aroma. Add water only after it is sautéed and raw smell is gone. Add 5 and 1/2 a cup of water for 3 cup of rice. The rest is the same as we do for ghee rice. When water boils add salt. Add washed and drained rice to it.


This is a chicken dish with less gravy. But that gravy is enough for any food with this chicken dish. Masala will be well coated in each chicken piece and have a good taste and flavour. If we want to prepare a chicken dish when we are busy, keep more quantity of fried onion in a bottle.

As I said earlier, slice the onion and add some salt. If we keep it for some time, water will come out of it. Squeeze it and fry is hot oil.  Keep the fried onion in an airtight container after it is cooled.  We can use it when we need it.  The water for ghee rice is boiling. Add salt.  Add washed rice to this.  Drain the rice well before adding it. Else the water will be more.  Close it and keep in medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes Then the ghee rice will be ready.  Our curry is ready. It is having good color and oil has separated.

Our chicken chukka is ready.  Water can be dried more for those who like dried chicken curry.  I am preparing it with some gravy.  We are having it with ghee rice. So some gravy is needed.  The highlight of this chicken dish is fried onion.  Use fried onion. If we use sautéed onion this color won't be there.

This dish has a good smell and is very tasty. Earlier I have shared this recipe on the blog.  Many have tried and liked this recipe very much.

All of you do try.  The colour of chicken chukka shows how much masala is coated in chicken pieces.

This dish is much tasty and flavorful.

How to make Chicken Chukka- A Preparation Video in Malayalam: