Yogurt Chicken Masala
This Yogurt Chicken Masala recipe was adapted from Today’s recipe column. The nice yellow colour and sweet fragrance come from the simple ingredients ~ chilli, turmeric, coriander and low fat natural yogurt. In the end, you will get an aromatic chicken, tangy from the yogurt and sweet with spices. As the writer said: This is a healthy dish where spices such as chilli and turmeric have anti-oxidant properties and coriander can help control blood sugar levels. Why not give this healthy dish a try?
- 800g Chicken thigh, deboned and stripped of skin and cut into large pieces
- 200ml Plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Chilli powder
- 3 tsp Coriander powder (I used fresh coriander, cut finely)
- ¾ tsp Chicken powder (optional)
- 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 thumb size knob of ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 small Red onion, chopped
1 tsp Whole cumin seeds
- 3 Red chillies, seeded and cut into half (optional)
- 1 tsp Salt or to taste
- Skin the chicken pieces and cut off visible fat. Dry with paper towels. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour yogurt over them. Add the spices and run well into the meat. Leave covered at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
- Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and chillies to flavour the oil. When seeds pop, add chopped the chicken pieces and the rest of the marinade.
- Bring to boil, and then turn down the fire to cook slowly till chicken pieces are tender (about 30 mins). Do not be alarmed if the dish seems dry, as the chicken pieces will produce juices sufficient to form a thick gravy.
- Add salt to taste and serve with rice, bread or roti prata.
Wow, that is one delicious and comforting looking dish!
Hi Anncoo, I'm so shallow, every time when I think of indian cuisine, it would just be the butter chicken only. In fact, we just had them on last weekend(bought from the food court), it's my son's favourite. This curry dish was cooked with yoghurt, definitely healthier than the butter chicken!
lovely hue. yoghurt is a healthy alternative to coconut milk definitely.
Motherrimmy, yes, please have a try.Indu, I must learn more from you :)小鱼,所以我多加了点辣椒,会更好吃。其实我们一餐就把这道鸡肉解决掉了 🙂
This looks delicious. I love the spices in this chicken dish. You are right served over a rice this would be awesome.Cheers.Velva
look so yummy!
i'd love this with a plate of hot fluffy rice…yum! 🙂
Sidetrack a bit… I find that your pictures are very nicely taken. May I know which camera and lens are you using ? Thank you.. hehe..
@teddybear88Hi Teddybear88, I'm using Canon EOS1100D. These pics are not well taken as the weather is quite gloomy these two weeks, so difficult to get natural light 🙁
This is so healthy…yogurt instead of coconut milk 🙂 My wild boar will love this for sure 🙂 Thanks Anncoo for sharing this recipe. I bet it is yummilicious !
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :))
Jessie, Besides butter chicken, you can try chicken tandoori. Their curry chicken (with coconut milk) also not bad.
You're welcome Elin 🙂
Hhmm… another finger licking post from you.. this' looking absolutely mouthwatering one dear
每次看印度的美食节目都有用 yogurt 来煮咖哩,很好奇,有酸酸的味道吗?
Healthy – and such a beautiful color!!
This is extremely good, can I come visit you? Have a nice day.
@NEL, the batter bakerhehee…because this is very easy to make with simple ingredients. Have a try 🙂
Made this for dinner tonight for the first time, a super easy peasy recipe that tasted so yummy!!
Looking forward to more chicken recipes 🙂
Yummy and definitely a lot more healtier than using regular coconut cream or milk.
Super tempting chicken masala, makes me hungry.
@iva | in my kitchenHi Iva, Thank you for stopping by and your nice word 🙂
I love this! Adding in yogurt making the dish healthier, definitely want to try this, thanks for sharing this!
@CheahCheah, you're not the first one here but you're definitely the first to try this dish if you're in SG 🙂
@cherry potatoCherry Potato, 这道鸡肉有点酸酸的,是应为用了yogurt.我觉得加点辣椒,会比较开胃。
eat this with rice sure enough already…yum
@Aaron C.Hi Aaron, Thank you 🙂 Your blog looks great too with lovely recipes 🙂
Your yogurt chicken masala looks so wonderful! It must be full of flavor!
Thank you for dropping by my blog! I love Yogurt Curries, I will make this for my dad who loves Indian food. I enjoy your blog, so I've followed it 🙂
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Hi Ching, You're most welcome. So happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed this recipe.
Have a pleasant day!
absolutely delicious! My husband would love this as he is a huge yogurt fan
Mycookinghut, sure :)My Home Diary in Turkey, thanks dear:)Li Shuan, 就是啊!总不能天天吃蛋糕,有时也要上上健康菜。:DThanks Trix and everyone for your lovely comment!
Mouthwatering…love the gravy.
Jane, Oooh… good idea! Next time I cook this with nasi lemal!
Lena, From what the writer said she tried this dish in South Deli of India and the Chef of the Hotel showed her how to cook this chicken masala.
Esther, 是啊。。 用yogurt比用椰浆健康多。
Chris, I follow the recipe to T and added extra fresh chilli and chicken powder into it.
Tze, The main ingredients are the coriander powder and cumin seeds.少一样都不行哦 🙂 You can buy a small packet the ingredients from the wet market.
Mary, I think the people of northern India likes to use yogurt for curries. I've also tried to cook yogurt with lamb meat before. Not bad at all 🙂
I really enjoy looking at you chicken masala….hahaha, so delicious ^^
I've bookmarked this dish. I love the color and the spices you've used are mouthwatering!
Hey, since I'm the first to come and visit, can I have some for my lunch …good to go with bread or any roti!
So this is the one you were talking about? Looks very lemak and good. OK I will try this out.
Such real comfort food! I want some!
Looks simple and easy to cook…..love it!! I think I have tried adding yogurt to chicken only a few times and that was many, many years ago. It was really delicious. I must cook again. Thanks for reminding. Your dish just looks SO delicious…..mmmm.
That looks really scrumptious ! I like the pretty yellow color 😉 Two thumbs up for that healthy dish 🙂
Oh my! This is a delicious dish, I can smell the frangrance thro' my screen 😀 I don't have the cumin seeds, can do away with it?
i'm in for all sorts of spicy food! strange they name this as masala, i would expecting garam masala in here..hahaha!
Yummy!!! Love this healthy yoghurt masala chicken!!!. Got to try it out soon.