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Saoji Chicken

Updated on August 12, 2020


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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves four people


  • 500 gm Chicken
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tablespoons saoji masala
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 bay leaf

Onion Paste:

  • 4 medium onion, roughly chopped

Garam Masala Paste:

  • 2 tablespoons rice
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 1-2 black cardamom
  • 1-2 green cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1-2 stone flower
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Red chili paste:

  • 4-5 patna red chili

Coconut Paste:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


For paste

Garam Masala Paste

Take a frying pan, add 2 tbsp oil, black cardamom, cinnamon, green cardamom, stone flower, clove, poppy seeds, and cumin. Sauté till golden brown, cool it, then grind it and make a paste.

In the same frying pan, add coriander seeds and rice, sauté till golden brown. Cool it, then grind it and make a paste.

Coconut Paste

In the same frying pan add coconut, sauté till golden brown. Cool it, then grind it and make a paste.

Red Chili Paste

Add dried red chili and oil fry, sauté till golden brown. Cool it, then grind it and make a paste.

Onion Paste

In the same frying, add onions, sauté till golden brown. Cool it, then grind it and make a paste.


  • Take a Handi, add oil heat it, add Bay Leaf, sauté for 1 min.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste sauté for 2 mins, add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, onion paste, garam masala paste, red chilly paste, coconut paste, sauté for 3 mins.
  • Add chicken sauté till 5 mins and cover with a lid, cook it for 10 mins.
  • Add hot water mix it, cover with a lid, and cook it till the chicken looks soft and tender.
  • Add coriander leaves, saoji masala mix it and cook for another some minutes.
  • Put off the flame and add coriander leaves. You can serve the chicken with parotta or rice.


  1. The more you cook the tastier will be the chicken.

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