Masala Roast ChickenMasala Roast Chicken



  • 4 chicken thighs with skin, pierced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tsp peeled and grated root ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of chilli powder or 1 green chilli (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp tomato puree


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a bowl.
  3. Stir together the rest of the ingredients, then rub the mixture over the thighs thoroughly.
  4. Lay them on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes.
  5. Take them out of the oven and serve with mashed potato or hot pitta breads.
  6. You can use the same ingredients to baste a whole chicken for a Sunday roast, but if you do, cook the potatoes and other vegetables plainly – the meat has all the flavour you need.