Murgi(Chicken) is a Bengali delight. And every household has its own way of preparation. To a gourmet however, every dish is unique and satisfying in its own way...
|Freshly cut Chicken||500 Grams|
|Onions (Medium Sized)||3|
|Potatoes (medium to large)||5|
|Ginger-garlic paste||3 Tablespoons|
|Mustard Oil||10 Tablespoons|
|Soya Sauce||1 Teaspoon|
|Cumin powder||2 Teaspoons|
|Cumin seeds Few||Number|
|Garam Masala||1.5 Teaspoons|
|Cilantro leaves Few||Number|
|Indian Bay Leaves||2-3|
|Sour Curd||3 Tablespoons|
Mince the onions , tomatoes, red and green chillies .
Cut the potatoes into halves. Mix them with little turmeric.
Mix the chicken with 5 Tbspns of mustard oil, remaining turmeric, cumin powder, cumin seeds, onions, tomatoes, chillies, ginger-garlic paste, vinegar, soya-sauce, bay leaves(torn to pieces),sour curd.
After the mixture has been prepared well, place it under refrigerated/ non refrigerated with lid closed and allow it to marinate for 30-45 minutes
Fry the potato slices in mustard oil with lid closed till they become soft.
Put the mixture along with the fried potatoes and continue stirring on a medium-low flame intermittently with lid closed , so that the chicken becomes soft.
Add little amounts of water each time and finally submerge the entire content in water and allow it to be cooked for around5-15 mins (The higher time allowed for marination the lower time will it take to cook)
Garnish it with Garam Masala and cilantro leaves .....and keep it closed for about 3-5 minutes
Serve hot with ghee on white rice