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Lahori Cholay Murgh

Rushdah Humaira
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Lahori Cholay Murgh RECIPE

The dish is one of the forgotten dishes from North-India which is very famous in few states of Pakistan. The chicken is cooked with chickpeas in a very light spiced gravy yet flavorful

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 3 cups chickpea, boiled
  2. 1kg chicken
  3. 1 large onion, sliced
  4. 1 large tomato, diced
  5. 1tbsp ginger garlic paste
  6. 1tsp cumin powder
  7. 1tsp coriander powder
  8. 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1tsp Salt or to taste
  10. 1/4 cup yogurt, whisked
  11. 1tsp Garam masala
  12. 1tsp shahi jeera
  13. 1 bunch coriander leaves chopped
  14. 1 cup mustard oil


  1. Heat oil in a Handi,ads shahi jeera and allow it to splutter
  2. Add onions and fry till translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off
  3. Add tomatoes and saute till mushy. Sprinkle some water if required.
  4. Add dry spices except Garam masala and saute. Add whisked yogurt and stir until it releases water. Saute till oil separates
  5. Now add the cholay and mix well. Add chicken and stir until it changes color
  6. Add 2 cups water and bring it to boil. Turn the flame to low and let the chicken cook keeping the lid on.
  7. Once the chicken is tender, check for seasoning and cook till water evaporates and bring the consistency of the gravy as per your preference
  8. Add coriander leaves and Garam masala. Stir well
  9. Serve Lahori Cholay Murgh with rice or roti

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   May-18-2018

Deliciously amazing!

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