How to make Chicken Kali Mirch -

Rich and flavourful, this chicken dish is fit for the royalty

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken drumsticks (चिकन टंगड़ी (ड्रमस्टिक्स) ), Black peppercorns (kali mirch)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Kali Mirch

Chicken Kali Mirch Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Kali Mirch Recipe

  • Chicken drumsticks 4

  • Black peppercorns (kali mirch) crushed 1 teaspoon for garnish

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 3

  • Boiled onion paste 1 cup

  • Green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Mawa grated 3/4 cup

  • Kaju-magaz paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green cardamom powder 1 pinch

  • Dried fenugreek powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespo for garnish

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger strips for garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add black cardamom, green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and onion paste, mix well and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add green chilli paste and mix well. Add chicken drumsticks, mix and sear on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add yogurt, mix well and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add 1½ cups water, mix well, cover and cook till the chicken is ¾ done.

Step 4

Add mawa, kaju-magaz paste, salt, green cardamom powder and dried fenugreek powder and mix well. Add crushed black peppercorns, mix well, cover and cook till chicken is completely done.

Step 5

Add fresh cream and chaat masala and mix well and switch off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with ginger strips, fresh cream and crushed black peppercorns and serve hot.

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