Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Murg Musallam - Whole chicken in gravy
Served this for a newly wedded friend..
As i was busy with making all the dishes and was on a time crunch , did not take
many pics. Delegated the job to my hubby ...
I initially wanted to make baked chicken , but thought cooking it in gravy
will make it tastier. After cooking it in gravy i stuffed it with come rich mixture...
Perfect for new weds ....
Chicken has to be marinated in the fridge for atleast 24 hours.
Chicken - Whole chicken weighing 4 lbs
Curd - 5 tbs
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric pwdr - 1/4 tsp
Corriander pwdr - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Beat curd , add all the marinade ingredients and mix well.
Remove the skin of chicken , wash down with vinegar or lime juice.
Clean the inside cavity well.
Wash thoroughly to remove the smell of vinegar.
Make cuts uniformly on the chicken. Smear the marinade on the chicken.
Let it in the fridge.
Heat some butter or oil ( 1 tbs ) in a big nonstick vessel.
Roast Chicken , flipping it regularly till it is evenly browned,
All the marinade should now be collected in the oil and aromatic.
Remove and set aside.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Corriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cloves - 5
Peppercorns - 8
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cashews/ Almonds - 10
Roast the above till aromatic and grind to a powder.
Onion - 2 large onions , sliced
ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Fry onions till light brown. Grind onions with spice powder , ginger garlic paste
and little water to a smooth paste.
Tomato sauce - 1 cup .. I used 16 tsp
paprika - 1 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Saffron Strands - few
Mix a handful of crumbled khova with some deep fried onions ,
chopped green chillies , yellow of 2 hardboiled eggs
Heat the same oil that we used to fry chicken ,
Add the onion paste , fry well , stir in tomato puree , paprika.
Add a cup of water. A cup of milk , Saffron strands.
When it boils , add the chicken and reduce the heat. Cook Covered for 50 minutes.
Flip it at intervals to make sure all the sides are cooked.
Once cooked remove chicken carefully , stuff the mixture in the cavity.
Drop it back. Garnish with corriander leaves and the egg whites.