Friday, August 17, 2012


This is another delicacy from Hyderabad. The actual process is really tedious and time consuming where we leave the chicken to cook in a pan. The lid is sealed with dough and the chicken is cooked on a very low flame for few hours...hence the name...DUM KA MURGH. This requires more ghee to avoid burning and it becomes very rich and heavy. So I have simplified it here by roasting the chicken in the oven first and then adding to the prepared masala.

Chicken ... 1 whole (1 kg weight)
Eggs ........ 4 (hard boiled)
Garlic ...... 2 pods
Green chillies .. 6
Onions .......... 3-4 sliced
Ginger ..... 2" piece
Raisins ..... 2 tbsp.
Cashewnuts.... handful
Charoli ........... handful
Cloves ............ 5
Cinnamon ..... two 1" pieces
Dry coconut ..... 3/4 cup (roasted)
Poppy seeds ...... 2 tbsps. (roasted)
Yogurt .............. 1 cup
Coriander powder .... 1 tsp
Cumin powder .......... 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder ...... 1/4 tsp.
Ghee ................. 1 cup
Salt .................. to taste.
Chopped nuts ..... to garnish

1.Clean the whole chicken and marinate it with 1 tbsp garlic paste, 2 tbsp. yogurt and salt.

2. Heat the ghee and fry all the ingredients one by one including the boiled eggs.( except the poppy seeds and dry coconut. Dry roast them.)

3. Fry the whole chicken turning the sides carefully to give it a brownish colour.Cook the chicken in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

4. Now grind the dry masalas and the wet ones seperately.
5. In a pan take the left over ghee and saute the wet masala first for 5-7 minutes.Add the chilli, coriander,cumin, turmeric powders and salt.Now add the second masala and saute further for a few minutes.
6. At this stage tip in the roasted chicken. Using a spoon push a little masala inside the chicken.
7. Add the eggs. Simmer for 4-5 minutes on a low flame.
Garnish with chopped nuts.
Serve with nans or rotis:

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  1. looks bful and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog as a token of gratitude and love

    1. es this dish is really good they say ....MEZ KI guests liked it a lot.
      Thanks Sanyukta for the award...thats so sweet of u....Recieving my first award from you...will always cherish it.

  2. Fulfilling dum murg masala, absolutely drool worthy dish. Loved ur crispy prawns as well...perfect with cahi.:)

    1. Thanks Malar..I am glad u liked the prawns as well.This is a recipe I got from a chef when I lived in Lagos.

  3. This one looks super good.Thanks for sharing!

  4. drooling over the chicken. Very nice recipe. My aunt makes it with whole chicken. I cut it into big pieces.

    Thanks for sending it to chicken feast.

    1. Thanks Usha.. even my mom makes it with big pieces

  5. you do make amazing dishes. Love this one!!

  6. looks so yummy...

  7. A dish packed with flavour here. Very nice dinner for your family. Yum!

    1. Yes Alida. this makes a perfect feast for the family

  8. wow.. dum ka murg looks delicious.. will try your simplified recipe soon...

    1. Thanks Amina.. do share your pics when u make


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