Chicken Masala

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
30 min
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 green chile, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound chicken thighs, boneless
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • Serving suggestion: Serve with rice.


Put oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chile, and saute for 3 minutes, or until the onions are softened. Add the coriander seeds, garam masala, paprika, turmeric, and salt and toast for 10 seconds and then add the tomato paste. Stir well and then add the chicken thighs, turning them frequently as they cook. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, cilantro, and water and mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover with a lid and let cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve the chicken masala with rice.

Per serving (does not include rice): Calories 311; Total Fat 12 grams; Saturated Fat 2 grams; Protein 26 grams; Total Carbohydrate 25 grams; Sugar: 5 grams; Fiber 5 grams; Cholesterol 94 milligrams; Sodium 595 milligrams;