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Chicken Gravy With Green Masala {East Indian}

Updated: Jan 8

Today had to make something real quick so thought of a simple gravy with green masala .

The whole spices were dry roasted and ground

and made to a paste.

the finely chopped coriander leaves added last

Chicken gravy with green masala


For the green masala

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

1/2 tsp pepper corns

8 curry leaves

Dry roast the above lightly.

1 medium size onion sliced

Add very little oil and lightly fry the sliced onions

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

grind the above to a smooth paste


4 green chillies slit or depending on taste

few curry leaves

2 medium size tomatoes sliced

2 medium size onions sliced

1/2 tsp tempero di cuddi powder

1/4 cup desicated coconut to be dry roasted


500 gms Chicken pieces

clean ,wash well. Add salt and keep

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves


To a vessel add 2 tbsp ghee ,once hot add the chicken and fry for a minute .

Then add the ground masala ,mix well. Next add in the sliced onions and sliced tomatoes and mix well.

At this stage add some amount of water ,slit green chillies and allow to cook on medium flame , stirring occasionally.

once done add in the 1/2 tsp Tempero di cuddi powder and the roasted desicated coconut. Add salt if required.

Lastly sprinkle in 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves.

A powdered spice mix used for flavouring Meat Dishes.

Made this Tempero spice powder my way ,

with a slight change.

Garam masala 2

(East Indian Tempero ( A seasoning to flavour Dishes) Di Cuddi)


100 gms Cinnamon

40 gms cloves

40 gms cardamom

40 gms peppercorns

20 gms Star anise

10 gms Javitri {mace flower}

10 gms bay leaf

5 gms all spice

5 gms Triphal {schezwan pepper corn}

10 gms saunf {fennel}

10 gms methi seeds { fenugreek seeds}

10 gms Shah Jeera {black cumin}

Dry ingredients in the sun, lightly roast, Dry grind the spiced , sift well, and bottle

used for flavouring Chicken, mutton, beef or Pork.

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