How to make Murg Achaari -

Wholesome chicken with auromates and spices

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Fresh Coriander

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken


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Murg Achaari

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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 : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Murg Achaari Recipe

  • Chicken 1 large

  • Fresh Coriander 6 medium

  • Green chillies 3

  • Ginger 1 large

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 bunch

  • Whole dry red chilli 4

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard oil 1/4 cup

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 3/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 3/4 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean, wash and cut chicken into one and a half inch sized pieces. Peel, wash and slice onions finely. Remove stems, wash and chop green chillies. Peel, wash and grind ginger and garlic to a paste. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves. Remove stems of red chillies.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and sauté onions till brown. Cool and grind onions to a smooth paste. Heat mustard oil in a pan, add whole red chillies and heat till oil reaches smoking point and the chillies are burnt. Remove the chillies. Add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and onion seeds.

Step 3

When they crackle, add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Sauté well. Add chicken pieces and sauté for three to four minutes. Add half a cup of water and salt and mix well. Cover and cook on moderate heat. When chicken is almost done, add chopped green chillies and browned onion paste. Mix well. Cover and cook chicken till done.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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