May 9, 2012

Chicken Pot Roast

Mostly I indulge myself with lot of vegetables than meat in my meal, my son is also the same way. But my daughter loves chicken and always wants me to make some (just like her dad :-)). After looking at his cousins and friends here, my son also developed interest towards chicken, he started liking to eat the chicken legs by him self. This Chicken Pot Roast recipe made by our nanny is becoming popular these days for Sunday Lunch. Today I am just featuring her recipe here. Enjoy!

Chicken Pot Roast

Chicken Legs - 4
Onion - 1 large
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp
red chili powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Cilantro - 1 Tbsp


  1. Wash and drain the chicken pieces. Make slight slits in the chicken.
  2. Grate the Onion or chop and put it in the grinder or food processor to make a paste.
  3. Take Chicken in a medium bowl, add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, onion paste, ginger garlic paste and mix well. (close the lid and marinate for 1/2 hour minimum).
  4. Now heat the oil in Non stick pan  or pressure pan.
  5. Add the chicken to the pan once the oil is hot.
  6. Fry it for 2 min and close the lid cook on medium heat for 10 -15 minutes.  (based on the chicken tenderness)
  7. Once the chicken gets cooked, add coriander powder and garam masala powder and fry for few minutes (until the water goes away and becomes dry)
  8. Top with some cilantro and take it off from the heat. Your yummy and moderately spiced chicken pot roast is ready now. 

Usually I serve this with Hot White rice or Ghee Rice for my Kids. 

  • You can use whole cut up chicken or chicken breast also. I just use legs always as it is fun to eat for my kids by them selves.
  • If you want the wet gravy like recipe, in step#7 do not fry more. that leaves the chicken gravy. top with coriander and serve.
  • If you pressure cooker you can close the lid in step 6 and wait for one whistle and switch it off. and continue with step 7 once you open the cooker.
  • I have used spices moderately in this recipe keeping kids in mind. You can go little high with spices according to your taste. You can increase the red chili powder and add 1 or 2 green chilies. But don't over do ginger garlic paste or garam masala powder, the excess amounts of these might ruin the taste. 

Take Care and Enjoy the day with your Family


  1. Hi Mythreyi,
    This looks so good, I would just love your Chicken Pot Roast. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen



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