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Sali Marghi Recipe

Sali Marghi
How To Make Sali Marghi

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. Pair it up with naan and enjoy!

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 50 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

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 jeera powder
  • To top the dish sali (deep fried potato lachchas)

How to Make Sali Marghi

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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.
Now add the tomato puree. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add chilli powder, turmeric, green chilli and garam masala. Saute till the oil lifts up.
Add the chicken pieces. Coat them nicely with the masala and add salt.
Add the water (enough to cover the chicken partially), cover the vessel and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Now add the zeera powder. Mix well. Cook till the gravy has thickened and the chicken is cooked.
Before serving top it with a handful of sali.
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