Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

A classic Mangalorean style Ghee Roast chicken, is a traditional recipe from the kitchen of Mangalorean households. A combination of succulent pieces of chicken marinated and cooked in a robust masala cooked in rich ghee. This recipe will literally leave your family asking for more.

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Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe
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This Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe, will leave you drooling while reading the recipe. Dry roasted spices ground into a aromatic masala, coated on the chicken pieces which is then cooked in ghee for a rich and classy flavour. hicken ghee roast is loved by most of the people in India as it is rich and has quite vibrant flavors from the homemade ground masala that is being used to cook the chicken.

Mangalorean cuisine hails from South Karnataka that has influence from their neighboring state like kerala. Thus the use of coconut, pepper and curry leaves are strong in their cuisine. C

Serve the Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe along with neer dosa or steamed rice a to complete your Sunday meals. 

If you are looking for more Chicken Recipes here are some : 

  1. Arabian Chicken Mandi Recipe
  2. Creamy Butter Chicken Recipe
  3. Chettinad Pepper Chicken Dry Recipe

Cuisine: Mangalorean
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

60 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

105 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Chicken breasts , cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoon Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the ghee roast masala
  • 6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind Paste

How to make Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

  1. To begin making the Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe, wash and clean the chicken thoroughly and drain all the water.

To Marinate the Chicken
  1. In a mixing bowl, add curd, turmeric and lemon juice and mix well. Add the washed chicken pieces in the curd mixture and marinate for at least 1 hour. 

For the ghee roast masala
  1. Heat a flat skillet and add dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves and peppercorns. Roast them on low flame till the aroma of the spices wafts through the air. Turn off the flame and allow to cool. 

  2. Once the spices are cool, add them to a mixer jar along with the garlic and tamarind paste along with a tablespoon of water into a smooth paste. Keep it aside. 

  3. Heat a kadai with ghee, add curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Now, lower the flame and add chicken that is marinated with curd into the kadai and cook until the chicken has become firm. 

  4. Add the ghee roast masala into the kadai and mix everything together until it combines. Cook the chicken in the pan until the ghee separates out and reaches the surface. 

  5. Finally add in the jaggery, salt to taste and mix well. Once the jaggery has melted, mix well and check for seasoning. Switch off the heat and serve hot.

  6. Serve the Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe along with neer dosasteamed rice and Palak Tovve or Palak Dal Recipe by the side to complete your Sunday meals.

You can add more ghee if you like it.