Monday, 1 July 2013

Mughlai Chicken | Murg Mughlai

Chicken cooked with onions & spices and served with cream & almond sauce



I love cooking chicken.. That's an ingredient which will almost always guarantee taste, unless you mess with it that badly :D  So here I am, to tell a tale of my recent success story - "Mughlai Chicken".. My mom used to make this a long ago, when the entire family was in the prime of our healthy & extra indulgence of cream & nuts were a routine.. Ahh, Bliss !! Mughlai Chicken, Butter Chicken, Chicken 65.. the list was never ending. It had been a long while since I had this, so I succumbed to the craving & went ahead & prepared it.. Suits best with Rotis & Naan, but not a crime if u pair it up with steamed rice coz it again tastes great ;)


What I loved the most was that, my kitchen was smelling awesome after I cooked this.. The smell of ghee mixed with our Indian spices & cream.. Yupz.. I was loving it ;) B\ut the only minus is that I can't make it a routine in my menu, coz of the extra calories that I wud have to burn out.. Only if tasty dishes were healthy & nutritious to the core !! So enoough of my ramblings about this dish, let's check out how this is made :)


Recipe Source: Adapted from here & here


Serves: 2-3 persons


I Took: 

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes



I Used:


Chicken - 400 gm
Onion - 1 medium - grated
Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cinnamon - An inch piece
Cardamom - 2 nos
Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 ½ tsp
Cumin seed powder - ½ tsp
Garam Masala - 2 tsp
Cream - 3-4 tbsp
Egg - 1 no
Almonds - 15 no
Sugar - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt - As Needed


The Way:

  1. Blanch the almonds - Soak the almonds in hot water for 5 minutes & then remove their skin
  2. Grind the almonds to a fine paste & keep aside
  3. Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat. Add the grated onions & fry them till they become translucent
  4. Then add in ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon & cardamom. Saute well till the onions turn golden brown & the raw smell goes off
  5. Now add the chicken (Refer notes below) and mix well so that the chicken pieces are smeared with the onion paste. Add salt and ½ cup water and cook till the chicken is half done. This may take around 12-15 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together cream, eggs, sugar & powdered almonds thoroughly. Use a whisk to thicken, if the cream is liquidy
  7. Lower the heat once the chicken is half cooked. Add the cream mixture to it
  8. Cook on low flame until the chicken is cooked & tender for another 5-7 minutes
  9. Garnish with flaked almonds if u wish :)
Serve with hot phulkas or Naan :-)

Notes:


Instead of adding chicken pieces directly, you can grill it & add to the sauteed onions which would give you an extra zing. Marinate it for half an hour with red chilly powder, salt, turmeric, lemon juice & a little curd before grilling :)

Linking this to the event 'Flavours of Cusines - Mughlai' hosted by Shruthi & started by Julie


Cheers,
Chitz

45 comments:

  1. I don't eat chicken..but it looks great..May be I should follow the same recipe with mushroom..

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    1. Do try Gayathri.. It wud also taste awesome :)

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  2. thats a yummy preparation.. very rich and creamy..

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  3. Oh my, we all know you are a fan of chicken but had no clue that you are a chicken fanatic, HaHa - look at the recipes Mughlai Chicken, Butter Chicken, Chicken 65 that you had listed out...Good one ya!
    By the by, the Mughlai Chicken looks very delicious, creamy and well textured. The color reminds me of Dal makhani :)
    Also interesting addition of egg in the recipe!
    The first click is perfect with the right amount sunlight and the leaves and lemon around!!

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    1. Yes Pavithra, the addition of egg is featured in all the Punjabi & Mughlai sites !! Hehe, u don't know abt the chicken craze of our family !! Wait till u see more recipes coming up ;)

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  4. So rich the gravy...apt as a treat!!! :)

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  5. So appetizing chicken curry, very flavourful and delicious!

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/07/chichinge-chechki-stir-fried-snake-gourd.html

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  6. Ahha kalathe thanee chicken kandu kothi pidichu :((

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  7. murgh chicken looks really interesting with richness of spices

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  8. looks very rich.Very delicious chicken gravy.

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  9. Just one word WOW .....
    Me drooling here :)
    Thanks for linking it to my event :)

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  10. Ghee, spices and cream- this is insane. So much better with steaming rice than rotis, thanks Chitz!

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  11. Colour of the gravy itself is just eye catch, such a droolworthy,rich and super creamy mughlai chicken.

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  12. This is so rich n creamy... Yummy chicken dish... Just love ur 2 nd click which tempts me more

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  13. Oh Chitz the curry looks so creamy and rich.. I love it! I smell it here too :-)

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  14. I can like get the smell right now over here after looking at this beautiful chicken dish. Oh yes, the fragrance of ghee with spices definitely is perfect. What a dish to be enjoyed with rice or a plate of rice.

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  15. rich n creamy chicken ! looks superb !

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  16. hey Chitz..started off my day today with a big smile reading ur bigg comment on my pick quicks blog. :) really appreciate it. u mad emy day !!!! and the chicken, loved the thick gravey kettoo..have a great day !!!

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  17. very yummy and tempting dish, love moghlai dishes... todays post :http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/07/eggless-jam-swirled-muffins-for-baking.html

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  18. I'm feeling the comfort of eating by looking at your Mughlai chicken... LOL! It looks so creamy and yummy. Nice to enjoy this with a bowl of plain steamed rice.

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  19. yum, yum ,yum, one finger licking gravy, looks so rich and creamy...

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  20. I used to order this from a Sanjeev kapoors restaurant in India quite often as it was delicious...it looks so yummy, remind me of that grt curry I had from the restuarant :)

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  21. i would love to have this everyday, if only! It looks delicious:-)

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  22. Sometime I would like to close my eyes on the calories count and enjoy such yummy dishes.
    Super yummy it looks.

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  23. rich n creamy chicken curry, tempting clicks too...

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  24. wow gravy looks so rich and creamy.

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  25. My family is a big chicken fan. Will love to try this amazing dish

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  26. Complimenti per la fantastica ricetta, molto gustosa e invitante!!!! Un abbraccio e felice serata

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  27. these mughlai murgh are superb...love your recipe and clicks....i feel like having them noew....

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  28. Creamy and tempting gravy..yummy..

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  29. Looks so creamy,rich and delectable !

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    1. The new look of your blog looks great too :)

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  30. Mughlai chicken looks mouth-watering and easy to make too Chitz.. Must try recipe :-)

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  31. Wow Chitz, Looks so rich and decadent! I can imagine how creamy it will be! Love to have it with Naan.

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  32. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

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  33. now this is my sundays chicken recipe...mughlai chicken :-)everything has been bookmarked..

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    1. Thanks Sushmitha.. Lemme know how u turned out for u !

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  34. chicken luks so creamy n sure i think its tastes delicious..

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  35. i have just today seen ur blog n im seriously luving it... u have done a great job by taking step by step pics.. I have seen all of ur recipies.it was just yummm... gonna try each n every1. good job

    http://www.sweetstoyou.com/moghlai-cooking-classes.html

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  36. I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)

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