Asha Jible
Tandoori chicken gravy is a gravy version of the famous tandoori chicken. I came up with this recipe a long time back. But couldn't record it to share with you all. So tried this again for the Easter and again everyone loved it. So thought not to delay it anymore in sharing with you all.
I must say this tandoori chicken gravy is a yummy recipe. If you are looking for something different from what you usually try out, then go for this yummy chicken recipe which would be a nice combination for roti, or white rice or any flatbreads.
I have used my own homemade tandoori chicken masala powder, the recipe for which I have shared as well: https://youtu.be/ut5gH_y12S8
Whenever I make chicken recipes, I try to marinate the chicken with the masalas just to make sure the masala is absorbed into the chicken well. Also, when we marinate, the cooking of the chicken starts then itself well before the time we put that in the cooking pan.
So like almost all my other chicken recipes, I have marinated the chicken in the masala powder that I made and then added that into the gravy later.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


For the masala

  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori Masala powder https://youtu.be/ut5gH_y12S8
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Pepper powder

For marinating the chicken

  • kg Chicken medium pieces
  • 2 inch Ginger grated
  • 6 cloves Garlic grated
  • 4 tbsp Masala made in the beginning of the recipe
  • ¼ cup Yogurt
  • ¼ Lemon
  • tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

For the gravy

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • ½ tsp Fennel seeds
  • 2 medium Onion cut into very small pieces
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic grated
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 medium Tomato only the flesh, discard the seeds
  • 1 small handful Cilantro
  • Salt to taste


Preparing the Masala

  • Into a dry bowl, put all the ingredients under "For the masala" section
  • Stir well and keep it aside

Marinating the chicken

  • Move the clean chicken pieces into a big bowl
  • Put all the ingredients under the section " for marinating the chicken"
  • When you add the masala made at the beginning, only add 4 tbsp of the masala, keep the rest of the powder aside which we would put while making the gravy
  • Apply all the ingredients well on the chicken
  • Use hands to apply to make sure the chicken is well applied with all the ingredients
  • Close and keep it aside for 1 hr

Preparing the gravy

  • Into a pan or wok kept on medium flame, pour the vegetable oil
  • When the oil turns hot, add the cloves, cardamom, and fennel seeds
  • Once it splutter, add the chopped onions and stir for 3 mins
  • Then add the grated ginger -garlic and stir for another 2 mins
  • Once the raw smell of the garlic and ginger fades, add the rest of the masala powder kept aside.
  • While adding the masala, always add according to your spice level.
  • Stir the masala powder to the sauted onion
  • Then to it add the marinated chicken, and stir well
  • Pour the warm water and stir well
  • Add salt to taste
  • Close and cook for 25- 30 mins on medium to low flame, stirring intermittently
  • After 30 mins, stir the chicken and add the cut tomatoes and cilantro into it and stir well
  • Let boil for another 3-4 mins
  • Then switch off the flame
  • Yummy Tandoori chicken gravy is ready



Serve hot with roti or rice.
Hope you enjoy,
with Love, 
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