Masala Coated Roast Chicken Recipe

Masala roasted chicken is a popular Pakistani savory meal made with marinated chicken in a ginger-garlic sauce. This dish is ideal for any family gathering or special occasion. Though it appears to be a lot of work, this dish is well worth the effort.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 20g green chilies
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp grated raw papaya
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • 1 cup curd
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

How To Marinade

  1. Wash and pat the chicken dry.
  2. Make several slits.
  3. Apply salt and lemon juice all over the chicken.
  4. Grind green chilies with the ginger-garlic paste.
  5. Stir in the curd and add the ground spices.
  6. Grind the papaya and add.
  7. Add the chili powder, then pour in the olive oil and mix.
  8. Generously apply the marinade over the chicken and inside the slits.
  9. Place into the fridge for at least 12 hours.
  10. When ready to cook, place the chicken onto a tray and slide it into a 200°C oven.
  11. Cook for 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender and the juices run clear.
  12. Serve with onion rings and wedges of lime.

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