Lucky 13 Masaledar Chicken

If you’re looking for a dry chicken recipe with a lot of flavor, you don’t need to look any further. The Cilantro (coriander), whole black peppercorn and worcestershire sauce give this dish a rich, dark color and a plenty of umph! It’s a perfect Chicken dish to enjoy when you are in a mood for some really masaledar and full of flavor. Enjoy it with some roti or chapati or serve it as an appetizer! P.S. It’s perfect with some drinks!

Serves – 4 to 6

Chicken – 2 lbs (approx 1kg), cut to desired size
Oil – 2 Tbsp (divided)
Whole Black Peppercorns – 1 tsp
Onions – 2 medium (approx 1lb/500g), chopped
Ginger – 2 inch piece, roughly cut
Green Chilies – to taste, roughly cut
Garlic – 5 large cloves
Cilantro – 1 cup, packed
Worcestershire Sauce – 2 Tbsp
Cinnamon Stick – 1 inch piece
Black Cardamom – 1
Bay Leaf – 1
Salt – to taste


1. Heat 1 Tbsp Oil in a non-stick pan.
2. Add Whole Black Peppercorn and cook for 30 seconds.
3. Add Onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies. Saute until onions are golden brown.
5. Remove from heat and allow onions to slightly cool.
6. Grind onions with Cilantro (coriander) and worcestershire sauce to a fine paste.
7. In the same non-stick pan, add remaining 1 Tbsp Oil and heat.
8. Add Bay Leaf, Black Cardamom and Cinnamon Stick. Cook for 30 seconds.
9. Add ground onion paste and salt. Mix and taste mixture and adjust salt if necessary.
10. Add Chicken, mix well, cover and cook until chicken is done. Stir in between.

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40 thoughts on “Lucky 13 Masaledar Chicken

  1. I made these about a month ago and they were awesome. Everyone loved them. Iā€™m making them again tonight. i only wish that I could get the nutritional values on these because I am on Weight Watchers plan.

  2. Hi Hetal & Anuja,
    I really wanted to try this recipe after looking at the texture of the gravy in your video. I just LOVE the way you both present the recipes.
    Bear with me but couldn’t resist asking you.. How did u get the idea of adding Worcestershire sauce in this recipe? Where else can I use this sauce?

  3. Hi Hetal and Anuja

    I made this Lucky Chicken 13 yesterday .. and wow … it was soooo yumm … something soooo different from the usual chicken curries … well I must say .. “The chicken died for a good cause”. Thanks a lot ..

    Have tried many of ur recipes and they turned out super good .. waiting for more …:) this site is a Blessing .. for lazy cooks like me .. he he …

  4. Read the ingredients for this dish and decided it is a must try, so have purchased a whole big bird that I will cut up and try this dish hoping it will turn out great. Love your website and keep trying different dishes with my laptop open in my kitchen. Thank you.

  5. i tried tis dish yesterday, and my hubby really loved it, and i got appreciations too…. And the flavor of the cilantro was great bec i love them. i tried ur “Spicy Scandal Chicken Curry – Indian recipes” as we had guest’s at home, and shd have seen their expression on their faces. They liked it so much. And was questioning me as to who thought u the recipe. And i said the credit goes to “”. i really love the way u explain each and every recipe…. hats off…..:-) šŸ˜‰

  6. hi,hetal and anuja the chicken was super taste i have tried many recpies of you have don thanks for giving dlishes taste

  7. Hello Hetal and Anuja,

    Thank you so much for the great recipe.My 5 yr old also loved watching the video so much so that he cud smell the lovely chciken from the video!!!:):)

      1. Hi,

        we finally made the dish last week and it turned out awesome and my son enjoyed every bit of the dish.Thanks again for the great invention:):)

  8. Hi this dish is simple delicious got ur site from google and tried making this dish it was simple awesome. Thanks for the wonderful dish.

  9. Hi Hetal & Anuja,

    I’m an avid lover of your website and the recipes you share with us. My husband who is a novice in cooking tries different recipes using your website as the guideline. He tried making this dish and it turned out a superhit!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe,


  10. Hi guys,

    I tried ur Lucky Chicken 13 recipe on Sunday. It was yummy! My husband loved it. I have passed on this recipe to my niece in Boston & to my sister in India. Thanks!

  11. Hi Anuja & Hetal, I just now saw ur recipe for Lucky Chicken 13. This looks similar to the Pepper Chicken recipe, but in that Cilantro is not added for grinding. Anyway, I will try this recipe this week end.

    1. Hi MSV,

      Worcestershire sauce is soy sauce with vinegar and some other seasonings. If you want to use soy sauce, you can add just a bit of vinegar to it and it will be close.

  12. hi there just wanted to know as i stay in india in bangalore what is Worcestershire Sauce?is there any replacement of this? plz let me know…..

    you guys doing great job….keep up the good work….

  13. I made this recipe and my family loved it! Thanks for the great website, looking forward to trying some of your other recipes.

  14. Hello Hetal & Anuja

    My husband loves Adraki chicken, and have not been able to find the recipe for it anywhere. So i thought, who better to ask but the great chefs….

    could you please post an adraki chicken recipe?


    šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  16. Hi Hetal and Anuja

    Thanks again for another great recipe. Looks so tempting .. so I have one more recipe for the weekend … was looking forward for one …

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