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Murgh Masallam

Posted on: February 11, 2010

Murgh Masallam

Murgh Masallam

A spicy dish of chicken with curd in a tangy hot gravy


  • 750 gms chicken
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 12-14 garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole brown cardamom pods
  • 4 whole green cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp.anise seeds
  • 12-14 black peppercorns
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • Salt according to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves


1. Clean and wash the chicken.
2. Mash the ginger into a paste and mince the garlic.
3. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add anise seeds and allow it to sputter.
4. Now add onions, cinnamon stick, cardamoms , green chillies, peppercorns, cloves, garlic and ginger.
5. Cook until the onions are cooked but not browned.
6. Add the chicken, turmeric, and chili powder and cook on a medium heat, Keep on stirring it.
7. When the oil starts to separate add the yogurt and cook till the chicken is done and the gravy is thick.
8.  Finally, add the fresh coriander leaves.

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