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Deshi Murgir Jhol (Bengali Style Country Chicken Curry)

Apr-24-2018
Srabonti Dutta
20 minutes
Prep Time
50 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Deshi Murgir Jhol (Bengali Style Country Chicken Curry) RECIPE

Deshi Murgir Jhol or Country Chicken Curry served with steamed rice is an all time quintessential Bong favourite..

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Deshi chicken (Country chicken) – 800 gms – cut into medium pieces
  2. potatoes – 4 medium – cut into halves
  3. Bay leaves – 2
  4. Whole Garam masala – 4 Cloves, 4 Cardamom, 3 cinnamon sticks
  5. onion – 2 medium – 1 finely sliced & 1 made into paste
  6. ginger Garlic paste – 1½ tbsp
  7. tomatoes – 2 medium – 1 chopped & 1 pulped in blender
  8. turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  9. Kashmiri Mirch Powder – 1 tsp
  10. cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  11. coriander powder – 1 tsp
  12. Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  13. curd – 3 tbsp
  14. sugar – ½ tsp
  15. coriander leaves – ½ bunch - finely chopped
  16. mustard Oil – ¾ cup
  17. water – as per requirement

Instructions

  1. Marinate chicken pieces with curd, onion paste, ginger garlic paste, tomato pulp, turmeric powder, kashmiri mirch powder, cumin powder, coriander powder & little mustard oil.
  2. Heat mustard oil in pressure cooker & fry the potato pieces till they turn slightly brown. Keep aside the fried potatoes.
  3. In the same oil add the bay leaves & whole garam masala, allow it to crackle & then add the sliced onions. Fry till the onions turn a bit brown. Then add the marinated chicken & chopped tomatoes.
  4. Mix well, add sugar & salt. Stir well & cook till the oil separates.
  5. Then add the garam masala powder, fried potatoes & water (preferably lukewarm). Close the pressure cooker lid & cook on high flame, wait for 3-4 whistles. Then reduce the flame & cook for another 10-12 minutes. Then switch off the flame.
  6. Allow the cooker to cool down enough, then open the lid & garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.

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Hema Mallik
Apr-30-2018
Hema Mallik   Apr-30-2018

Simply awesome.

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