Mangalorean style baked chicken

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This recipe for Mangalorean-style baked chicken is a unique spin on the classic baked chicken with a spicy kick of  Kundapur masala powder. The best part – it is ready in 30 minutes!

Mangalorean style baked chicken served on rice and garnished with cilantro

Sundays are usually crazy for us because we sleep late on Saturday nights, and then we need to get out of the house early Sunday afternoon for Twisha’s guitar classes. That means in a span of 3 hours – we need to get two kids to take a shower, and eat their breakfast and lunch, and that includes the time we have to make breakfast and lunch.

Most of the time, I make Idlis and Kori-Gassi ( Mangalorean style chicken curry) because they can be made quickly and the kids love it and also because that’s what I grew up eating. 

But last Sunday, I was feeling particularly adventurous and wanted to make Chicken Ghee Roast and realized, I didn’t have the time to prep for it.  So, I decided to do something creative – marinated the chicken with the same spices used for Chicken Ghee Roast and baked them with a tad bit of ghee to recreate Chicken Ghee Roast in a baked form.

Mangalorean style baked chicken is an unique spin on the classic baked chicken with a spicy kick of Mangalorean Curry Masala.

While I have made Tandoori Chicken in the past in the oven, I did not have much success with baked chicken, so I followed this technique from the kitchn website to get a perfectly moist Mangalorean style baked chicken. 

Note
  1. To make Mangalorean curry powder just for this recipe, you need 10 byadgi chillies,1.5 tablespoon coriander seeds, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds and 1/4 teaspoon methi seeds fried in a teaspoon of oil and ground to a fine powder.
  2. If you want something quick and do not want to make the masala – substitute it with 2 teaspoons mild chili powder, 1 tablespoon coriander (dhania) powder and 1 teaspoon cumin powder.
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Mangalorean baked chicken topped with cilantro served over a bed of rice in a black plate 
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Mangalorean style baked chicken

This recipe for Mangalorean style baked chicken is a unique spin on the classic baked chicken with a spicy kick of  Kundapur masala powder. The best part – it is ready in 30 minutes!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon of ghee

For the marinade

  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoon Kundapur masala powder [See note]
  • 5 cloves of garlic finely crushed
  • 1- inch piece of ginger finely grated
  • 3 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the over to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut the chicken into pieces of the desired size and set aside.
  • Make the marinade by mixing all the ingredients listed in the marinade section. Add the chicken to the marinade and let it marinate for a couple of hours in the refrigerator (optional).
  • Arrange the chicken in the baking dish and add the melted ghee on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal chicken temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Thighs cook pretty quickly. If they are not done, put it back in the oven and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and cover it with a foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. Serve hot with Rice or Roti.

Notes

To make Mangalorean curry powder just for this recipe you need 10 byadgi chillies,1.5 tablespoon coriander seeds, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds and 1/4 teaspoon methi seeds fried in a teaspoon of oil and ground to a powder.
If you want something quick and do not want to make the masala – substitute it with 2 teaspoons mild chili powder, 1 tablespoon coriander (dhania) powder and 1 teaspoon cumin powder.
Read the post…For helpful information on ingredient swaps, storage tips, meal prep ideas, and variations!

Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 52gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 914mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 315IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1.7mg
Diet: Chicken
Course: Main
Method: Oven
Keywords: Baked, easy
Cuisine: Indian

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