Shallots Chicken Roast

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Spicy Shallots Chicken Roast has incredible flavours from freshly ground masala makes you cook over and over! This recipe going to be your family favourite! The chicken is juicy inside and perfectly roasted. This Quick and Tasty chicken roast recipe is easy to make! Great for your lunch or Dinner!Shallots chicken roast sprinkled with chopped coriender leaves ,served in white glass bowl

                                          Shallots Chicken Roast/Chinna vengaya kozhi

How do you make shallots chicken roast?

Firstly, roast the coconut, peppercorns, cumin and dry red chilli. And grind to a fine paste.

Add the ground masala to the washed chicken pieces, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and mix thoroughly and marinate for 10 mins.

Then, heat up oil, add all the seasoning curry leaves, cinnamon and cloves.

Add in marinated chicken pieces and roast to nice golden brown colour.

What cut is best for making this recipe?

Curry cut is constantly tasted great, chicken with bone in will works fine.

Can I replace onion instead of shallots?

Indeed! They are interchangeable. Shallots have a sweet and gentle flavour and It tastes better for the roasting type of dishes.

Tips to make the best Shallots Chicken Roast:

Cold-pressed Peanut Oil-  The real taste of the recipe totally depends on the oil. The cold-pressed peanut oil has some distinct flavour that makes this Shallot chicken super delicious. ( Gingelly oil works well too!)

Quality Chicken Pieces: Get Tender and fresh chicken pieces that helps you to get the juiciest shallot chicken.

Freshly ground Masala:  Always make a fresh batch of ground masala for this shallot chicken recipe, because the aroma of the freshly ground is extremely unique.

Marinating: Marinating for 15 mins is actually enough for this recipe. For more flavours, simple prick the chicken with a fork and marinate the chicken overnight for the most flavorful and moist shallot chicken.

Roasting: The final step of roasting the chicken with shallots, keep your flame to medium-high and keep stirring until the chicken gets nicely simmered and roasted well.

How would you serve shallot chicken?

This can be best served with Rice, Curd rice, Rasam rice, simple south Indian sambar and roti.

How to make shallots chicken with step by step pictures:

ingredients to make shallot chicken roast are taken small brass cups
These all the ingredients to make Shallots chicken
grated coconut, dry red chilli, peppercorns, cumin are taken in deep saute pan
Heat up 1 tbs of oil, add grated coconut, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and pepper corns. Also add 1 tsp of fennel seeds if you would like.
Roasted Grated coconut, pepper corns, dry red chilli in a deep saute pan
Saute until the grated coconut has turn to a light golden brown. Remove from heat.
Freshly ground coconut masala in blender
Bring to room temperature, add 1/4 cup of water and grind to a smooth paste.
Washed chicken pieces are taken in glass mixing bowl
Now, Throughly Wash the chicken pieces and pat dry them. Add in a mixing bowl.
turmeric powder and salt is added to chicken in the glass mixing bowl
Add in ground coconut paste, turmeric powder and salt.
Ginger is being added to chicken in glass mixing bowl
Add in ginger garlic paste
half sliced lemon is being squeezed to the chicken marinade in glass bowl
Squeeze some lemon juice and mix well
Chicken is marinated in glass mixing bowl
Let it marinate for 15 to 30 mins. At this stage,give a taste test, add salt if needed or any other required spices.
oil is heated up in saute pan
After the marination is done, Heat up 2 tbs of peanut oil over a medium heat.
curryleaves, cinnamon and cloves are added to the oil in deep saute pan
Add cinnamon sticks, cloves and curryleaves. Let it sizzle for few seconds.
A cup of sliced shallots is added to the deep saute pan
Now, Add 1 cup of  peeled and sliced shallots
Sliced shallots are being cooked in deep saute pan
Saute until the shallots turns translucent, add salt if needed.
marinated chicken pieces are added to the saute pan
In goes the marinated chicken
chicken is being roasted with shallots
keep stirring until the shallots turns to  golden brown colour
Chicken is roasted to a nice golden colour in a saute pan
Now the shallots and ground coconut masala has turned to a nice golden colour along with  chicken pieces has roasted well.
coriender leaves are sprinkled to the roasted shallot chicken in saute pan
You can see, a thin glaze of oil oozes out on sides. It’s time to remove from heat. Sprinkle some handful of chopped coriender leaves.

close up shot of shallots chicken roast served in white bowl with curry aside

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Shallot Chicken Roast

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Spicy shallot chicken roast has incredible flavours from freshly ground masala makes you to cook over and over! This Quick and Tasty chicken roast recipe is easy to make! Great for your lunch or Dinner!


  • 1/2– Chicken
  • 1 cup Shallots
  • 2 tbs Peanut oil
  • 1 tbs Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbs Coriander leaves
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
  • Salt

To grind:

  • 1/2 cup Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs Pepper corns
  • 4 to 5 Dry red chilli


  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves


  1. Heat up oil, add coconut, dry red chillies, pepper corns, cumin and roast until the coconuts are nicely browned. 
  2. Bring to room temperature, Add the roasted ingredients to a blender, add 1/2 cup of water and grind to a fine paste.
  3. Add ground masala to chicken pieces, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and marinate for 15mins.
  4. Heat up oil, add the seasonings once that splutter. 
  5. Add shallots and saute for 5 mins. 
  6. Add marinated chicken pieces and saute for good 10 mins until the chicken is nicely golden color. 
  7. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.


Tips to make the best shallot chicken:

Cold-squeezed Peanut Oil-The genuine taste of the formula thoroughly relies upon the oil. The cool squeezed shelled nut oil has some unmistakable flavor that makes this Shallot chicken overly delightful.

Quality Chicken Pieces: Get Tender, crisp chicken pieces that assistance you to get the juiciest shallot chicken.

Naturally ground Masala: Always make a crisp group of ground masala for this shallot chicken formula, on the grounds that the fragrance of the newly ground is very one of a kind.

Marinating: Marinating for 15 mins is in reality enough for this formula. For more flavors, straightforward prick the chicken with a fork and marinate the chicken medium-term for the most tasty and wet shallot chicken.

Cooking: The last advance of broiling the chicken with shallots in shelled nut oil, keep your fire to medium-high and continue mixing until the chicken gets simmered well.

  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian, south Indian

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  1. This is such an awesome recipe. Thank you so much for sharing, I just love it. Bookmarked the page!

    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Hi! Thank you so much!

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