Sukha murg (semi dry chicken fry)

Chicken sukha is a dry masala chicken, which goes well with plain rice, any dal, rasam or chapathi (roti) . In the chicken sukha, it is up to you, can add onions or not. I have added onions, but I have cooked with the same ingredients without onions also. As in this dish, frying and roasting is involved I have used oil in between cooking. It is very easy to cook, simple ingredients, spicy and delicious. I have cooked the chicken with bones and boneless, as per my taste. For journeys or picnic, I cook boneless and do not add onions to stay good for longer time. I serve it with lemon rice, tomato rice, curd rice, coconut rice or with simple bread or chapathi (roti) or tortilla wrap for family picnics or a long journey. As it is dry, it is easy to pack also


  1. Oil – 4 tbsp
  2. Green cardamom – 2
  3. Cloves - 2
  4. Chicken (boneless) – 300 gms
  5. Onion (small, chopped) – 1
  6. Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  7. Ginger and garlic paste – 2 tsp
  8. Curd – 4 tbsp
  9. Water – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  10. Salt as per taste


  1. Chop the onions finely and keep it ready.
  2. Preheat the vessel with 2 tbsp oil, add onions and other ingredients one by one, mix it well.
  3. Close the lid and cook on medium heat. Stir in between. It forms like a gravy consistency.
  4. When it starts thickening and drying, add oil, if it requires and keep stirring, as it starts sticking to the vessel.
  5. In between you can reduce to lower flame, while stirring as it can splutter.
  6. In the end add chopped coriander leaves and stir it.
  7. When it is cooked and all the water is absorbed and roasting is done well, switch it off.
  8. I have cooked the same dish without onions but with same spices.
  9. It is spicy and goes well with plain rice, any dal, rasam or roti (chapathi).


  1. When you are frying or roasting the chicken, it up to you, how much more you want to roast.
  2. You can cook with bones or without bones. Here are some pictures of the one I cooked with chicken on the bone.
  3. The chicken has to be dry, not gravy type.