Bhut Jolokia Murgh | How to make Bhut Jolokia Murgh

By Shaheen Ali  |  21st Nov 2017  |  
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Bhut Jolokia Murghby Shaheen Ali
  • Prep Time

    20

    mins
  • Cook Time

    50

    mins
  • Serves

    4

    People

11

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About Bhut Jolokia Murgh Recipe

Bhut Jolokia Murgh or Ghost pepper chicken curry is a spicy side dish recipe made with chicken and seasoned with the hottest chillies found yet- the ghost peppers. Though it is a simple preparation of the recipe, watch out while adding the bhut jolokia since this chili grown in East India is the spiciest of all chilies. Serve Bhut Jolokia Murgh recipe as a side dish with steamed rice and naan for lunch. The Bhut jolokia, also known as ghost pepper, ghost chili, U-morok, red naga, naga jolokia and ghost jolokia, is an interspecific hybrid chili peppercultivated in the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. It is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens and is closely related to the Naga morich of Bangladesh .Bhut jolokia is used as a food and a spice, as well as a remedy to summer heat. It is used in both fresh and dried forms, to “heat up” curries, pickles and chutneys. It is popularly used in combination with pork or dried or fermented fish. In northeastern India, the peppers are smeared on fences or incorporated in smoke bombs as a safety precaution to keep wild elephants at a distance. The pepper’s intense heat makes it a fixture in competitive chili pepper eating.

Bhut Jolokia Murgh is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of Assam and North East cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Bhut Jolokia Murgh at your home. Bhut Jolokia Murgh by Shaheen Ali will help you to prepare the perfect Bhut Jolokia Murgh at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs 20 minute for the preparation and 50 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Bhut Jolokia Murgh.

Bhut Jolokia Murgh

Ingredients to make Bhut Jolokia Murgh

  • 500 grams chicken
  • Bhut Jolokia Puree :
  • 1 Bhut Jolokia / Ghost pepper soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 2 onion , sliced and fried
  • 1 inch ginger , chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • For Curry :
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • salt to taste

How to make Bhut Jolokia Murgh

  1. To prepare Bhut Jolokia Murgh Recipe (Ghost Chilli Chicken Curry), soak ghost chillies in water. Wash and clean chicken pieces and prep up with other ingredients as well.
  2. To make Bhoot jolokia puree, first heat ghee in a pan add ginger and garlic, saute for a few second.
  3. Add the soaked chilli with the water and cook till garlic and ginger soften.
  4. Remove from the heat, cool, fried onions and blend to make a smooth puree.
  5. Collect the puree in a bowl and keep aside.
  6. For making curry, heat ghee in a pan over low heat.
  7. Add all the curry ingredients mentioned, except salt.
  8. Saute for a minute or more on medium heat and add chicken pieces and mix well.
  9. Now add the chilli puree and mix well with masala such that everything incorporates well.
  10. Fry for a couple of minutes and then pour around 1 cup of water and adjust salt as per your taste.
  11. Cover the lid and cook till chicken is tender and gravy is thick.
  12. Garnish Bhut Jolokia Murgh Recipe (Ghost Chilli Chicken Curry) with fresh chopped coriander and serve hot with plain rice and naan.

My Tip:

Be extra careful while using the chili. Asjust as needed.

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Geetanjali Khanna2 years ago

I will surely try this.
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