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Murg Malaikari

Chandrima Sarkar
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Murg Malaikari RECIPE

Try my ‘Murg Malaikari’, celebrate the Poila day of Bengali new year by cooking this dish for your near and dear ones. And don’t forget to tell me that how was your experience.

Recipe Tags

  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Chicken- 1 kg (I used with bone medium sized pieces)
  2. Paste of 3 medium sized onions
  3. garlic paste- 1 tsp
  4. ginger paste- 1 tbsp
  5. cumin powder- 1 tbsp
  6. coconut milk- 1 cup
  7. Slit green chilies- 3-4
  8. turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  9. Kashmiri mirch powder- 1 tsp
  10. salt
  11. mustard oil
  12. For the tempering-Whole dry red chilies- 2
  13. Black peppercorn- 1/2 tsp (roughly crushed)
  14. Green cardamoms- 4-5 (roughly crushed)
  15. Cinnamon- Two 1 ” pieces
  16. Cloves- 3-4
  17. Bay leaf- 1


  1. Heat 4-5 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan. Temper with the ingredients mentioned ‘ for tempering ‘. Add onion paste. Fry for a minute on medium flame, add ginger-garlic paste. Add cumin powder, turmeric powder and kashmiri mirch powder.
  2. Mix and fry on medium flame till oil separates from the masala. Add freshly washed chicken pieces and green chilies. Mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. Stir in between. Add 1/4 cup of water and salt. Mix, cover and cook. When chicken is half cooked add coconut milk. Mix and cook with lid on until done. Adjust salt if needed. Remove from heat.

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Sheeni Singh
Sheeni Singh   Jan-27-2016

A beautiful looking dish dear

anjana arora
anjana arora   Sep-28-2015

I tried this yesterday as I love Bengali food . MY dish came out v tasty but the presentation was not as good as yours !

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