Monday, May 16, 2011

Chicken Roast

This chicken roast recipe is adapted from the "My Treasure My Pleasure" blog by Anita. Her blog and recipes were one of my initial inspirations to start this blog. I have been making this chicken roast for sometime now (read years!) and it is always a hit. There is no fancy ingredient needed and it is a simple recipe, except for the amount of time you need to roast. The more you roast the tastier and darker the roast becomes; and that rule applies to any traditional roast dishes!

Serves 6-7 people

Coconut Oil- 3 tbsp + 2 1/2 tbsp (as needed)
Onion- 4 (thinly sliced - around 2.75 lbs)
Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 1/2  tbsp
Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
Chilly Powder- 2 tbsp
Coriander Powder- 3 tbsp
Garam Masala- 2 tsp
Chicken - 2 lbs
Salt- to taste
Curry Leaves- 3 twigs
  1. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the thinly sliced onions and saute it until they turn transparent.
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell is gone.
  3. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and salt and mix well with the masala.
  5. Add a twig of curry leaves and let the chicken cook. There will be water coming out of the chicken, so additional water will not be needed. 
  6. Let the water dry up. If the chicken is not cooked, when the water starts to dry up, add additional water as needed and cook.
  7. Once the water starts to dry up, add additional oil as needed and keep sauting until it reaches a dark brown color.
  8. Add the remaining curry leaves and serve the chicken roast.

This is an awesome roast recipe with not many ingredients and with the tempting aroma of coconut oil and curry leaves. It is a perfect accompaniment to any dish, be it rice, appam, roti or idiyappam.


  1. wow..I m the first one here..flavorful n delicious recipe..just want my rotis to finish this off now..:PP

    Tasty Appetite
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  2. Slurp,mouthwatering here, fingerlicking chicken roast..

  3. Looks so delicious... So little ingredients yet it looks awesome:)

  4. this looks really spicy.........yummy.......

  5. ummm i can almost smell the beautiful aroma of this dish from here...coconut oil must have made the difference in this dish

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Simple, easy recipe with like you said no fancy ingredients. Love it :)

  7. Delicious and drool worthy chicken roast..kothiyavunnu.

  8. your chicken roast looks delicious fathima:)..i can imagine the tempting aroma of curry elaves in coconut oil!!!yummyyy!!!

  9. Very tempting and fabulous chicken roast

  10. That chicken roast looks awesome! Hey, how have you been? You don't do frequent post these days..busy?
    And same pinch to you. I have the same BIA ramekin,except that it is yellow inside and out. :-)

  11. wow..chicken roast looks so perfect and tempting fathima...loved it..

  12. Chicken roast adipoli. I like Anitha's blog too.

  13. Looks perfect and delicious..

  14. The roast looks awesome! And what a coincidence, I just posted a chicken roast too

  15. wow..roast looks yummylecious n scrumptious...excellent job fathima..

  16. Delicious...We too make the roast same way...rather than shallow frying in the beginning..

  17. Dear Fatima
    How are you? Awesome recipe I must say..I am afraid , with your recipe , I am going to develop taste for chicken ha ha.I shall try this one as my dughter and wife prefer chicken to red meat...
    Let me see what all dishes I have missed so far.
    Have a nice weekend

  18. Oh looks great Fatima with curry leaves delish!

  19. adipoli ann the recipe....looks so inviting

  20. OMG, Antia's blog is a treasure trove of recipes isn't it? I miss not seeing her post for the past 2 and more years.

  21. love ur blog .this is my first time here... great collection of recipes ..happy to follow u..

  22. delicious chicken roast. You always cook my favourite. Lovely recipe dear.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  23. thats a nice recipe..Nice click..Yumm!!

  24. Loved your blog name-- so exotic and nostalgic at the same time! Chicken roast looks mouthwateringly good! Glad to have discovered your space, following you pronto :)

  25. Hi Fathima
    Your chicken Roast looks yum. I know what you mean about Annita. My blogging love started at her blog, I totally miss her. Anyway love the items on ur blog

    Anisha Kuruvilla

  26. Roast and then u r lost where r u.....better come back with another dhamaka


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