Murg Kalimirch ( Pepper Chicken)

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My ” Ka ” cannot get bored of eating Chicken , so every time he buys chicken he make sure that I cook it in a different way , but his personal favorites are  ” Dahi Murg” and  “Methi Murg ” . So this time I thought of making ” Murg Kalimirch ” as it’s been a long time that I cooked it.It’s a very simple yet unique recipe ,Chicken pieces cooked and roasted with pepper and other aromatic Indian spices.

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ― Julia Child.

This recipe is simple and  hearty and is cooked with easily available ingredients at home . Its a versatile dish that you can serve with rice, pulao or any kind of Indian bread like naan, parathas or plain rotis.

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Ingredients

  • For marinating Chicken 
  • 1 kg, chicken with bone, cut into medium size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon, black pepper powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt To taste
  • For Pepper Chicken Gravy
  • 2 nos, medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tspoon shazeera ( caraway seeds) or cumin
  • 6-7 cloves
  • 5 green cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp, black peppercorn, coarsely crushed
  • 1 1/2 cup , yogurt, whisked well
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp  ginger paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit (add more or less as per your prefrence)
  • 1 tsp, kasuri methi ( dried fenugreek leaves) crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • 3+ 3 tablespoon oil

Process

  • Marinate chicken with the ingredients mentioned under marination, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 min in a heavy bottom pan heat 3 tbsp oil , add marinated chicken pieces, fry on high heat until they are nicely seared and light golden brown.
  • Remove the fried chicken from pan and keep aside.
  • In the same handi, add 3 tbsp oil . Add shazeera/cumin seeds , bay leaf, green cardamom, and cloves, saute for few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onions and fry until soft and translucent. Add ginger and garlic paste, sautè for few minutes.
  • Now add coriander powder, green chilliy, coarsely crushed peppercorn, salt and fried chicken, mix well.
  • Add whisked yoghurt and stir until blended well aand mixed.
  • Cover and cook until chicken is just tender.
  • Adjust the consistency of the gravy with adding little water if required.
  • Add kasuri methi and and garammasala and cook for another minute or two.
  • Serve hot with paratha or phulkas or  pulao of your choice.

 

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I hope you will surely try this easy recipe and so let me know your feed back on it 🙂

Stay blessed and happy

Love

CK

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