Sali Marghi Recipe

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Sali Marghi
How To Make Sali Marghi
  • Recipe By: Darius M Dorabjee
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Sali Marghi Recipe: Darius M Dorabjee of Dorabjee & Sons, Pune shows us how to cook an authentic Parsi sali marghi. A delicious chicken recipe to cook at home and feast on with friends and family.

Ingredients of Sali Marghi

  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 cup Tomato puree
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder (for color)
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 Green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam masala
  • 7-8 Chicken pieces (leg and thigh)
  • to taste Salt
  • Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Zeera powder
  • To top the dish Sali (deep fried potato lachchas)

How to Make Sali Marghi

  • 1.In a deep pan (pateela) add oil. Once its hot, add chopped onions, ginger and garlic paste. Saute till the onions are golden brown. Strain any extra oil.
  • 2.Now add the tomato puree. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • 3.Add chilli powder, turmeric, green chilli and garam masala. Saute till the oil lifts up.
  • 4.Add the chicken pieces. Coat them nicely with the masala and add salt.
  • 5.Add the water (enough to cover the chicken partially), cover the vessel and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 6.Now add the zeera powder. Mix well. Cook till the gravy has thickened and the chicken is cooked.
  • 7.Before serving top it with a handful of sali.
Key Ingredients: Oil, Onions, Ginger, Garlic paste, Tomato puree, Red chilli powder (for color), Turmeric, Green chilli, Garam masala, Chicken pieces (leg and thigh), Salt, Water, Zeera powder, Sali (deep fried potato lachchas)