Monday, January 20, 2014


This dish is a part of Mughlai Cuisine from the province of Awadh which is now very famous in UP and Delhi. Murgh Makhani is a dish which is certainly different from this dish, flavoured by Punjabi Cuisine. The Mughlai Cuisine often requires arduous amount of time and labour, which can take days for preparing a particular dish. But I prepared it in very easy way just within 15 to 20 minutes in microoven and it is mouth-watery and one of my favorite chicken recipe, a great dish indeed.


500 gm Boneless Chicken, Cut into 1” Cubes
100 gm Hung Curd
50 ml Fresh Cream ( I Used Amul Cream)
1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
1 tbsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasoori Methi)
2 tbsp Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Green Chili Paste
1 tsp Freshly Pounded Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
3 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Butter
½  tsp Sugar (for flavor)
2 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt to Taste


Wash chicken pieces nicely and make those pat dry. Now marinate chicken with curd, green chilli paste, garlic paste, dried fenugreek leaves and salt. Refrigerate the marinated chicken for 4-5 hours (I prefer to keep marination for overnight).
Now take a micro oven safe bowl, pour oil on it and micro for 2 minutes at 100% power. Add fenugreek seeds in it, stir once and micro it for another 2 minutes.
Pour marinated chicken in it. Fold well. Cover and micro for 4 minutes at 100%. Open the lid and add red chili powder, stir nicely.  Again cover and micro for 4 minutes at 100%.
Add coriander leaves and give a nice stir. Cover and micro for another 2 minutes at 100%. Keep it in 5 minutes stand time.

Just before serving, add fresh cream and micro for 2 minutes uncovered at 100%.
Serve warm with hot phulkas or  parathas or naan or any rice dish. It is simply yummy!!!

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