Saturday, September 23, 2017

Murgh Kalimirch/Black Pepper Chicken

Murgh Kali Mirch is also known as Kali Mirch Ka Murgh, which means Black pepper chicken. This chicken dish is one of the most popular and flavourful side dish which you can have with anything. Serve this fingerlicking goodness chicken curry with some flaky parathas or else as side to serve along with simple pulao or fried rice, you can enjoy this lipsmacking chicken without any guilt. Its been a while i have posted a non vegetarian dish in my space, dunno why i kept postponing to post non vegetarian dishes in my space. Eventhough i do cook varieties of non vegetarian dishes especially on sundays, i forget to click them hence i have been delaying in posting non vegetarian dishes in my blog. Few days back, i got a message from a fellow follower asking me to post a chicken based dish. Obviously how can i stop myself posting a chicken curry, hence today's post is this extremely delicious spicy chicken curry.

Black Pepper Chicken Roast, Kali Mirch Ka Murgh

While i googled for this lipsmacking chicken curry, i crossed this video from Youtube and i immediately fell in love with this black pepper chicken roast. With simple ingredients, this delicious chicken dish calls for cashew paste, yes you heard it rite. When marinated chicken pieces gets cooked in cashew paste spiced with garam masala powder,cumin powder, roasted kasuri methi powder and pepper powder makes this lipsmacking dish. Chopped onions and ginger garlic paste is a must, no tomato is needed, hence this dish gets a super caramelized texture because of the onions. Chicken are good source of proteins, when vegetarians stick with beans for this protein source, non vegetarians goes for chicken and boiled eggs. Since am running a month of blogging marathon with protein rich dishes as theme, i couldnt stop myself posting this lipsmacking Murgh Kali Mirch.

Murgh Kalimirch, Pepper Chicken

For marination:
1/2kg Boneless chicken (chopped as medium size pieces)
1/2cup Yogurt/curd
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Oil

For Curry:
2nos Onions (big & chopped)
1tsp Grated ginger
3nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp Kasuri methi powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Cumin powder
2tsp Pepper powder
2tbsp Cashew paste

Take all the ingredients given under the list 'for marination' in a bowl, mix well and keep aside for an hour in fridge.

Heat enough oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the grated ginger, chopped green chillies, fry for few minutes.

Add the ginger garlic paste, saute untl the raw smell goes away.

Add the chopped onions, saute until the onions turns transculent, now add the marinated chicken, saute everything for a while.

Add the pepper powder, cumin powder,kasuri methi powder, garam masala powder and salt (if needed), cook everything in medium flame with lid closed.

Kalimirch Ka Murgh

Once the meat gets half cooked, add the cashew paste, cook in medium flame until the meat gets well cooked.

I kept on frying until the chicken gets well roasted, you can also stop frying and keep as semi gravy.

Add some pepper powder and put off the stove.

Serve hot with parathas, roti or else with rice.

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Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The presentation looks awesome Priya, very inviting..the flavours must have added to the taste much!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I like the sound of it, kali mirch makes it more interesting.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

No one would have guessed that there is no tomato in this curry. Like the melange of spices and nuts. I can imagine making this with paneer.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious chicken.. Now i feel so tempted to try this out!!

Ria Samuel said... Reply To This Comment

It looked to me as if you fried the chicken before you added it to the gravy that is how well the masala is coated!!
I love chicken in any form and this looks so delicious!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The spice combination sounds so yum Priya. Love the look of the final dish.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, love the presentation and the flavours lip-smacking. There is no tomato used is surprising and yum.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

The dish is presented so well Priya! Looks fabulous

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

nice presentation and the flavours sound good

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I think pepper and chicken is a made for each other combo. I am gonna try this with mushrooms. Looks flavorful and yummm

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect and flavorful protein rich dish, presented beautifully.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

awesome presentation. Loved the vessel in which you have displayed the chicken. nice spicy pepper chicken.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely pictures and that pan is so beautiful! The handle looks cool and the first picture is really good.