Monday, September 19, 2011

SHAHI MURG (CHICKEN IN YOGURT)


Naan is a favorite of my son and he prefers to eat them with chicken dish. Since I had a bowl of yogurt, so this is an appropriate gravy to cook with.

Perfect blend of spices, makes this dish scrumptious and creamy.  Had used ready made korma powder if not you can use a mixture of ground coriander and ground cumin. We need more gravy to dip so added a little bit of water at the time of cooking but this is not necessary if you prefer thicker one.

This goes well with capathi, naan, paratha or even rice.

SHAHI MURG (CHICKEN IN YOGURT)
Servings     :     4-6
Adapted from Hjh Suraya Bee

1 whole chicken, deskinned and cut into 8-10 pieces
1 TB garlic paste
1 TB ginger paste
1 TB course ground black pepper
1/2 C warm fresh milk
1/2 tsp saffron
500 ml yogurt
1/2 C coriander leaves, chopped
4 cardamoms
4 cloves
5 cm cinnamon
3 large onion chopped
1 TB korma curry spice
1 TB chili powder
2 pieces bay leaves
2 red chili coarsely sliced
2 green chili coarsely sliced
2 tomato quartered
1/4 C silvered almond, toasted
1/4 C raisin
salt to taste
4 TB ghee/ vegetable oil

METHOD

Marinade chicken with ginger garlic paste and black pepper for 20 minutes.

Infuse saffron in warm milk, put aside. Beat yogurt till smooth then combine chopped coriander leaves in it.

Heat the oil, saute cloves, cinnamon and cardamom till fragrant. Add in chopped onion, saute until light brown.

Add in korma spice, chili powder and bay leaves, saute until oil seeps.

Now add the chicken, stir to coat with spices evenly.

Add in yogurt mix, saffron infused milk, red/green chili and salt to taste.

Reduce flame, cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes, stir every now and then.

When the chicken is tender, add the tomato, silvered almond and raisin, stir well.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves at the time of serving.

Best served hot with any type of rice or bread.

22 comments:

Chandrani said...

Shahi murg looks creamy and awesome.

Priti said...

Creamy, rich n delicious .....gud one

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wonderful recipe,luks tempting...

Neetz said...

that looks so nice and tempting :)

Roshna Feroz said...

very much tempting yaar....
looks soo delicious

Joanne said...

That yogurt sauce looks fantastic! what a great meal!

Priya said...

Omg, mouthwatering dish, makes me hungry..

Nithu said...

Wow! looks wonderful and creamy.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and flavorful chicken preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja said...

Authentic recipe,the gravy looks creamy and rich..yum

Sobha Shyam said...

very flavourful and yummy chicken, thick gravy and such a great recipe..

Uma said...

The curry is verymuch inviting... Would love to prepare it ...

Cheers,
Uma

soujanya said...

Rich n creamy chicken curry...looks grt..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Creamy and delicious recipe...
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Lipsy said...

m definitely bookmarking this one for my next sunday brunch recipe!!1

zareena.b said...

this looks so delicious and creamy

Chandrani said...

Plz stop over to collect your awards dear..:)
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Cami said...

Yum yum yum! I'll take 1 for dinner, please ;)

Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday - you ROCK!!! oxoxo

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Candice said...

This looks for delicious. I might just have to try this next week. I'm your newest GFC follower..would love for you to follow back :)

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MMC Designs, Farm & Kennels said...

Now I'm starving. And oh look, I happen to have a wealth of chicken AND yogurt...
Thanks for this recipe!

I'm following you from ChicnSavvy's blog hop!

kankana said...

Oh dear .. nothing better than chicken in a yogurt curry. This looks delicious!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Looks good! I like chicken cooked in so many ways!

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