Soorkh Murgh Recipe

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Soorkh Murgh
  • Recipe Servings: 8
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Chicken rubbed with nutmeg, then seared and cooked with potatoes and chillies.

Ingredients of Soorkh Murgh

  • 1 whole chicken (broiler)
  • 1 jaiphal (nutmeg) - powdered
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 medium potatoes cut into 2 pieces each
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2-3 whole red chillies
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish

How to Make Soorkh Murgh

  • 1.Apply the nutmeg on to the chicken, inside out, and keep thus for 1 hour.
  • 2.Wash the chicken and keep to drain out the water.
  • 3.Wipe dry and refrigerate uncovered for about 1/2 an hour.
  • 4.Mix the salt with the chilli powder and apply it all over the chicken.
  • 5.Heat the ghee in a deep kadahi or pan and quick fry the potatoes and the whole red peppers. Lift out and keep aside.
  • 6.Add the chicken to the same ghee and keeping the heat high turn it around for it to get seared all around.
  • 7.Lower the heat, add the potatoes and cover.
  • 8.Let it cook till the chicken and the potatoes are tender, turning around every 10 minutes. Takes about 30 minutes.
  • 9.Alternatively, after searing you can cook it covered, in an oven (320 F-160 C) for the same time.
  • 10.Serve garnished with the red peppers and the coriander leaves.