G is for Chicken Gode

A Sunday lunch was always laid back and late (even by usual PP standards). The table would just groan under the weight of the food, but our young appetites did full justice to it.

Gode (pronounced go-day or even go-duh) was the Sunday staple – referring usually to a rich mutton curry ( I have adapted it to a chicken version). It was accompanied by sheer, paav, rice, fried fish or prawns, and some poor vegetable dish that was usually ignored. (PPs are carnivores through and through, if you haven’t guessed already.)

This, then, was the main and sometimes the only meal on a Sunday. We were too full for dinner and usually made do with just milk and toast.

Nowadays, we do try and tone down this Sunday lunch to make it healthier. (We’ve added a cucumber based salad to it. That’s progress isn’t it? )

So if you’re looking for a proper Sunday special, here’s the recipe, below.

Sunday lunch is served!

Chicken Gode – a Sunday lunch special



500 grams chicken, cubed

1 large onion,  cut into cubes

1 large potato,  cut into cubes

2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon sambhar

salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons fried onions

A closer look

A closer look



1. Marinate the chicken in the ginger-garlic, turmeric, chilli powder and sambhar masala for about 20 minutes.

2. Heat the oil. Add the fried onions. (Or caramelise a chopped onion before adding it here.)

3. Add the onions and potatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes, along with the fried onion.

4. Add the chicken pieces and saute for another 2-3 minutes until they are sealed.

5. Add enough water to cover the chicken pieces and cook till done (about 7-8 minutes.)

6. Serve hot with some rice or some paav (bread) to soak up the delicious juices.


A Sunday siesta is just the thing you will need after this. Looking forward to this weekend?


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17 Responses to G is for Chicken Gode

  1. Shalzzz says:

    Yum….. reminds me of home! For us, Sunday lunch refers to Mom preparing Veg fried rice and Dad preparing a similar chicken curry. It’s kind of a routine 🙂 Thanks for this recipe, I was looking forward to a different preparation than my usual gravy. 🙂

  2. Rajlakshmi says:

    yummy that’s how my mum makes the chicken curry… I love the flavour of potatoes as it becomes so rich and delicious 😀

  3. Here Friday is our Sunday. And if mom’s not around me and Dad are the master-chefs. Looking forward to try this out. 🙂

  4. That looks yum and sounds simple to prepare. I am going to give this one a shot 🙂

  5. shanayatales says:

    I love most things with Chicken. Will try this one. Thanks for sharing, Monica. 🙂
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  6. Sabina says:

    I shouldn’t have read this before dinner. Looks amazing!

  7. Looks good! 🙂 I am curious though what PP refers to? 😉 <3

  8. So yummy. I’m sure I can try this soon…have all ingredients except the sambhar.

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