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Murgh Nizami

Murgh Nizami is a mild, rich, creamy chicken dish from the land of Nizams. This dish goes well with Rotis.

Murgh Nizami

Source: Jiggs Kalra

Murgh Nizami

Murgh Nizami is a mild, rich, creamy chicken dish from the land of Nizams. This dish goes well with Rotis. Murgh Nizami Source: Jiggs Kalra

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms Chicken
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons butter Clarified (Ghee)
  • 1 onion (big) Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic paste
  • 6 green chillies Slit
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup Groundnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cashewnuts
  • 2/3 cup coconut Grated
  • 2/3 cup Curd Beaten
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala powder
  • 1/3 cup coriander leaves Chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Grind the groundnuts, sesame seeds and cashewnuts together to a slightly coarse powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat clarified butter in a pan.
  • Add onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Add the ginger- garlic pastes and stir till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the green chillies and turmeric powder and stir well.
  • Tip in the powdered groundnuts into it followed by grated coconut and mix well.
  • Add the beaten curd and cook till oil separates.
  • Add the chicken pieces along with salt and about 1-1/2 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil and lower the heat.
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is cooked.
  • Adjust the seasoning. If using lemon juice, add that now.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  • Mix well. Serve hot with an Indian bread of your choice.

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