Chicken Kaleji

Chicken Kaleji

5 from 16 votes
Chicken Kaleji is a semi-dry curry recipe that is delicious with chapatti. Made with chicken or mutton liver, this curry recipe is filled with flavour in every bite. A little something different from traditional curry recipes!

Chicken kaleji, otherwise known as chicken liver, is an Indian curry that you probably haven’t heard of. However, this kaleji masala recipe is not to be missed. A chicken liver curry recipe with a unique flavour from the liver in a spicy masala gravy.

Chicken liver pieces are soft and juicy and are perfect served with homemade chapattis or homemade naan bread. This chicken liver recipe might seem unconventional, but with this chicken liver masala recipe, you will be sure to be making it again and again!

You may not have heard of kaleji before. Kaleji refers to the liver of mutton or chicken. Now that might sound off-putting, but it’s a very common Indian and Pakistani delicacy. It really is delicious and tastes so good. It may sound unconventional, but hey you have to try it before you can judge.

Turns out the liver is actually very healthy. It has an array of benefits as it is the most nutrient-dense organ meat. Who would have thought?! If you have anaemia, then this curry recipe is definitely for you.

The liver is loaded with iron, so it’s a perfect addition for those with iron deficiencies. Not only this, but it does wonders for your eye health.

The texture of this meat is unlike any other you have tasted, but it is so good. The unique combination of the earthy flavours of liver combined with the spicy masala makes this curry recipe an absolute treat.

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Chicken Kaleji Masala

by Nabeela Kauser
Kaleji masala is a semi-dry curry recipe that is delicious with chapatti. Made with chicken or mutton liver, this curry recipe is filled with flavour in every bite. A little something different to traditional curry recipes!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 293 kcal



  • Add the oil into the pan and heat up on medium heat until hot
  • Add the garlic paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and Kashmiri chilli powder then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes – add tablespoon of water to allow the spices colour to be released and prevent burning
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until the oil separates
  • Add the chicken liver and cook for 2-3 minutes on high heat
  • Add the remaining water and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes
  • Add the salt, garam masala and sliced bullet chilli then cook for another 1-2 minutes
  • Add the dried fenugreek leaves and chopped coriander
  • Serve immediately with homemade chapatti and enjoy!



Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 23gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 431mgSodium: 695mgPotassium: 588mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 14841IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 12mg
Keyword Chicken, Curry, Indian, Spicy
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2 months ago

5 stars
Mine cooked just like the recipe. Little bit of a kick and absolutely delicious!

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