East Indian Chicken Moile /Chicken Moilee Recipe

east indian moilee
East Indian Chicken Moile/Chicken Moilee is a very popular and delicious dish from our
east indian cuisine.Chicken moile is a thin gravy which needs to grinding or no paste ,the gravy is thin yrt so flavourful and yummy and is relished with Khoi Roti(chawal/rice bhakri) or rice .I love to have this with coconut rice .

Chicken Moilee/Chicken Moile is a very traditional East Indian curry and a must during feast .Earlier this moile was made with duck even today people use duck to make this But being a chicken lover I always loved it with chicken .The recipe is very simple and easy yet so interesting .With very few ingredients this flavourful cur
500 chicken
3 onion cut into roundels
1 big potato or 2 med cut into roundels
8 to 9 garlic cloves cut lengthwise
1 and 1/2 inch ginger cut in juliennes
3 to 4 green chillies slitted (spicy ones)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp east indian bottle masala*
2 tbsp oil
1 and 1/2  tbsp vinegar or as needed
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • Clean the chicken pieces,wash and drain excess water.
  • Apply salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Heat oil to shallow fry ,once hot add potatoes and fry till done,keep aside
  • Add little more oil in the same pan to fry the chicken pieces
  • Fry the chicken pieces till golden brown and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan/vessel add the oil then add the onions and the chopped ginger garlic and saute all over medium flame till the onion turns soft and the raw smell goes away.
  • Add the slitted green chillies and saute for few minutes
  • Add the bottle masala and mix well 
  • Now add in the fried chicken and saute well till the masala coats the chicken 
  • Add about 1 and 1/2 cup to 2 cups  water and cook with lid covered 
  • Let the curry come to a nice boil ,then add the garam masala powder ,salt if required and the vinegar .
  • Lastly add the fried potatoes simmer for few minutes .
  • Switch the flame off and serve with rice roti/bhakri ,rice or bread

  • do not skip the frying part ,frying the chicken and potatoes is an imp part for a good moile
  • *I have used my homemadebottle masala and 2 tsp was perfect for us ,you may need to increase or decrease as per your taste 
  • East indian bottle masala is  key to the moile ,in case if you cant find it you can substitute with mutton/meat masala
  • Its a thin gravy basically and supposed to be eaten with handbreads/rotis or rice