Chicken – Green Peas Masala


1 chicken ( about 1 1/2 kg ), cut into pieces
2 onions, chopped
2 green chillies, slit
1 big piece ginger
10 garlic cloves
17-18 shallots
1 cup fresh frozen green peas
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbsp red chilli powder
3 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2-3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 sprig curry leaves
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. In a bowl, add kashmiri chilli powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic and 12 shallots. Then grind these together to a fine paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large thick bottomed pan and add chopped onions and curry leaves and saute well till transparent.
  3. Add slit green chillies and saute well till onion turns golden brown.
  4. Then add ground masala paste, mix well and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  5. When oil starts to appear, add the cleaned chicken pieces and salt and saute for 5 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2-3/4 cup of water, mix well and cook covered, stirring in between.
  7. When the chicken is 3/4th cooked, add fresh frozen peas and mix well and cook till the chicken is well cooked and the gravy thickens. Switch off the flame.
  8. Heat oil in another pan and fry sliced 5-6 shallots and curry leaves. Add chopped coriander leaves and fry till crispy. 
  9. Pour this over the curry and mix well. Serve hot…. 
Recipe Source: Magic Oven

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