How to make Dum Murgh -

Chicken pieces cooked in creamy cashewnut gravy along with Indian spices

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Moghlai

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dum Murgh

Dum Murgh 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 : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dum Murgh Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 1 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Onion paste 1 cup

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Mace (javitri) powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut paste 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander sprig to serve


Step 1

Take yogurt in a mixing bowl, add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and salt and mix well. Add chicken pieces, mix and refrigerate to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add onion paste, mix and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, mace powder, black cardamom powder, cumin powder and salt, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons water, mix and saute till ghee separates.

Step 4

Add chicken and mix. Add ½ cup water, mix well, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add cashewnut paste, mix well, cover and cook on low heat till the chicken is fully done.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a coriander sprig and serve hot.

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