Spice mix for aromatic & flavorful North Indian style Chicken dish commonly used in South Asia, where pieces of chicken is simmered in a fragrant sauce made by ‘Chicken masala powder’ to prepare ‘Chicken Curry or ‘Chicken Bhuna’ in thick gravy.
Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Ginger, Black Pepper, Red Chili Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves.
Simple recipe for chicken masala with a thick or liquid gravy
Add 2 tbsp oil to a heated pan, add 1 small chopped onion, stir fry until translucent, add 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste, stir, add little water if needed, stir, add 1 lb cut pieces of Chicken, fry a little till the sides of the chicken turns light brown, add 2 tbsp chicken masala, salt to taste, stir-fry for 3-5 minutes, add 1 cup diced tomatoes, and let the chicken cook in this till the tomato gravy thickens.
For thick gravy (chicken bhuna), add 3 tbsp yogurt, stir and cover and let it cook till the Chicken pieces are soft & tender,
Or for liquid gravy (chicken curry) add 1 cup of broth or water, bring to boil, cover & simmer on low heat until the Chicken pieces are soft & tender.
Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro (coriander) and serve steaming hot over rice or accompanied with a piece of warm naan bread.