Murgh-E-Kalmi Recipe

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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices - grill it, bake it or use a tandoor.

Ingredients of Murgh-E-Kalmi

  • 1 kg chicken-skinned and cut into 8-10 pieces
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup yogurt, placed in a colander to drain out excess water
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, broken, roasted and powdered
  • 1/2 tsp black cumin seeds-roasted and powdered
  • A large pinch of kesar (safron)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup refined flour
  • 1 egg - slightly beaten
  • 1 large onion-sliced into rings
  • 1 Tbsp chopped - mint leaves
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

How to Make Murgh-E-Kalmi

  • 1.Wash the chicken and wipe dry. Prick in 2-3 places.
  • 2.Mix all the ingredients, except those for garnishing.
  • 3.Marinate the chicken for 2-3 hours in the mixture.
  • 4.Before serving, place the marinated chicken on a drip-tray and grill till light brown, or bake in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • 5.It is best cooked in a tandoor. A drip-tray is essential, because the drippings need to escape. Chicken cooked in drippings becomes soggy.
  • 6.Serve hot, garnished with onion rings, chopped mint leaves and lemon wedges.