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Murgh Malaiwala Recipe

Murgh Malaiwala
How to make Murgh Malaiwala

About Murgh Malaiwala Recipe: A super delicious, creamy and flavourful chicken recipe made without any oil or ghee. Chicken drumsticks marinated with ginger-garlic and cooked in milk, cream, chillies, saffron and a rose petal garam masala. It can be a perfect snack recipe for dinner parties.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings5
  • Medium

Ingredients of Murgh Malaiwala

  • For the gravy:
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 3 Green chillies, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp Green cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Dry ginger powder
  • 1 tsp White pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • 2 tsp Almonds, chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • For the marinade:
  • 5 Chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tsp White pepper powder
  • For the garam masala:
  • 1 Black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 6-8 Green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • 1 piece Mace (javitri)
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds (zeera)
  • 4-5 Cloves (laung)
  • 1 Cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns (kali mirch)
  • 6-7 Dried rose petals

How to Make Murgh Malaiwala

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For the marination:

Make small incisions in the drum sticks of chicken. Marinate with ginger, garlic paste and white pepper for thirty minutes.

For the garam masala:

Dry roast the garam masala ingredients and grind them in a mortar and pestle or mixie.

For the gravy:

Heat a pan and add cream, onions, green chillies, and cook till the onions are soft.
Now add the milk and the marinated chicken, mix well.
Add green cardamom powder, chopped ginger, dry ginger powder, coriander leaves, white pepper powder, kasoori methi, garam masala, a pinch of saffron. Let it simmer.
Saute well and cook for some time (about 7-10 minutes). Add salt. Mix well.
Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Serve with hot chapati or paratha.

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