How to make Murgh Kalimirchi -

Freshly crushed black peppercorns make this boneless chicken dish extra flavourful.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Crushed black peppercorns (कुटी हुई कालीमिर्च )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Murgh Kalimirchi

Murgh Kalimirchi 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Murgh Kalimirchi Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into thick stripes 400 grams

  • Crushed black peppercorns 3 teaspoon + for garnish

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 3/4 cup

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Kasoori methi powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cashew nut paste 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint sprigs A few for garnish


Step 1

Marinate the chicken with one tablespoon oil, garam masala powder, one teaspoon crushed black peppercorns and yogurt. Set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in a nonstick pan. Add the ginger, green chillies and mix well. Sauté for a few seconds.

Step 3

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté. Add the onion and sauté on medium heat till translucent.

Step 4

Add the cumin powder, remaining garam masala, remaining crushed peppercorns, kasoori methi powder and mix well. Sprinkle little water and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Add the marinated chicken and sear on high heat for two to three minutes.

Step 6

Add the cashew nut paste and mix well. Add one cup water, cover and cook on medium heat for five to eight minutes.

Step 7

Add the salt and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with crushed black peppercorns, chopped coriander and mint sprigs.

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