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Masaledar Chicken Lollipop

Written by on November 17th, 2017 One Comment

Masaledar Chicken Lollipop

Total Time: 40 minutes

Masaledar Chicken Lollipop

Spicy and full of flavor. These chicken lollipops are lip smacking!


  • For the masala:
  • 8 guntur chillies
  • 6-7 boriya mirch
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, bashed
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • 5-6 peppercorns
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • White pepper, a pinch
  • 4 cloves
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp oil
  • For the chicken:
  • 8-10 chicken lollipops with the skin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp oil + Oil to sear the lollipops
  • Sugar, a pinch
  • For the base:
  • 2-3 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 onion, julienne
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp masala
  • 3 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp jaggery powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish


  1. For the masala:
  2. Dry roast all the ingredients together in a pan for a minute.
  3. In a mortar and pestle pound together all the ingredients.
  4. Transfer this in the blender and make a fine paste.
  5. For the chicken:
  6. Marinate the chicken lollipops with turmeric, salt, red chilli powder and 2 tsp oil.
  7. In a saucepan add a little oil and sear the lollipops from all sides till they are half cooked.
  8. Add sugar and cook some more.
  9. For the base:
  10. Add refined oil in the pan followed with mustard seeds, few curry leaves and onion. Bhuno them well together.
  11. Add the masala and chicken lollipop into the base and saute them well together.
  12. Add tamarind extract, jaggery and water. Mix them well and cover the top.
  13. Add little lemon. Toss well and cook till chicken is well done.
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  15. Serve hot.


by Chef Aditya Bal for NDTV


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