For a Crazed Fan of Masaledaar Chicken

Taken from the pages of a mother’s gift to the bride-to-be, this recipe holds the exact measurements and cooking techniques, and guarantees a tasty success

Published: 31st December 2015 03:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 03:46 AM   |  A+A-

Neelima.jpgCHENNAI: It runs in the family — this fascination to dump an entire jar of pungent whole spices into the mix while cooking. My mom, can’t do without her spice jars, each filled with cardamom, elaichi, star anise, cumin, pepper, cinnamon, fennel seeds, red Kashmiri chillies and coriander seeds. She has her own signature piquant masala marinades for fish fry, chicken fry and even egg masala. This is one of my favourite recipes — especially since it was one of the many recipes she wrote in a notebook she gifted me when I entered matrimony. I always say that nobody can give you the right measurements and cooking techniques as accurately as my mom. She gives a visual detailing of the recipe and the success rate is always 100%. So new brides and those who love chicken, go ahead and try it. (The writer is the editor of, an entertainment website for Malayalam films)



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