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Mughlai Chicken Curry

Mughlai Chicken Curry

Mughlai Chicken Curry

Mughlai Chicken Curry

A Great time - tested Chicken Recipe straight from the Mughlai Kitchen


Ingredients :

  • Chicken pieces 750 gms
  • Red Chilli powder 2 heaped tspns
  • Turmeric powder ½ tspn
  • Coriander powder 1 tspn

Spices To be ground:

  • Ginger 1 small piece
  • Garlic 12 cloves
  • Cloves 2
  • Black Pepper 6
  • Cinnamon 1 small piece
  • Black Cardamom 1
  • Cumin 1 tsp

To be ground:

  • Onions 3 medium size
  • Tomatoes 3 medium size
  • Curd 2 tbspns
  • Oil for cooking

  • Salt
  • Boiled egg 1

Marinated Chicken

Marinated Chicken

Marinated Chicken


Method :

  1. Cut chicken pieces, wash, apply salt, ingredients and ground spices and keep aside to marinate.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and fry the onion - tomato paste. Fry over low heat till oil separates.
  3. To the marinated Chicken add beaten curd and mix well. Add Chicken to the fried Onion - Tomatoes.
  4. Fry for a while until the Chicken is well mixed with masala.
  5. Add hot water and let it cook till chicken is tender.
  6. Cook for a few more minutes and garnish with Green chillis, Coriander leaves and boiled egg,.
  7. Serve hot with Roti or Gakhar which is a special Mughlai Bread.

Gakhar - a Special Mughlai Bread

  • Gakhar A Special Mughlai Bread
    Gakhar Gakhar Gakhar is a Mughlai Bread made of wheat flour and consumed with vegetarian or non-vegetarian curried dishes. It is made in a layered fashion and the layers are known as par. Its caloric value...

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Dinu on February 20, 2012:

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Hi,Nice recipe and easy to cook.thank u very much.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 12, 2012:

@suneeta, thank you for your comment.

suneeta on January 12, 2012:

i tried it ... n it came out so well.. thnk u so much 4 sharing such an easy cum tasty recipe wid us!!!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on November 14, 2011:

Thank you anomynus for visiting and commenting.

anonymus on November 14, 2011:

i just went through your site today and i will try it tommorow and will surely tell you if my party guests will lick their fingers or no!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on October 16, 2011:

In Butter Chicken naturally the medium of cooking is butter. Here we use oil... either refined sunflower or groundnut oil. ThanX Trsmd for visiting.

Trsmd from India on October 15, 2011:

I think Mughlai chicken curry is also known as Butter Chicken...

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on October 15, 2011:

ThanX JX

JX on October 14, 2011:

Great recipe! I subbed tomato paste for the fresh tomatoes, and it still came out spectacularly.

Shalini on September 12, 2011:

Great receipe. Made this today and it tasted great. Thank you

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on February 25, 2011:

Thank you Abhishek for your analysis. You may be right about the tomatoes but I make my Mughlai Chicken Curry this way and it tastes great. Do try it out.

Abhishek on February 25, 2011:

This is NOT Mughlai Chicken. Though it would make a great tasting curry but it's NOT Mughlai. Tomatoes were not used by the Mughals and were introduced into India by the Portuguese, and it was only very recently that they were incorporated into Indian cuisine.

Tomatoes have to replaced by more yoghurt in the recipe.

Two key Mughlai ingredients which are missing here are roasted almond paste and cream (malai).


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 22, 2009:

I believe you! Your photos accompanying your recipes are always so enticing. They would help encourage people to try your recipes.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 21, 2009:

Try out this Chicken Curry Recipe in your very own kitchen. The taste buds will explode - guaranteed.

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