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Garlic Chicken (Lehsuni Murg) recipe

Garlic Chicken (Lehsuni Murg)

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
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Prep Time
2hr
Cook Time
30min
Total Time
2hr 30min

Garlic Chicken is an explosion that will tantalise your taste buds, and the marinade gives the chicken a bold and delicious flavour that will make your mouth water. This dish is perfect for any meal occasion and will impress your family and friends and leave them wanting more.

Ingredients

3 Servings

For Marination

  • 500g
    Chicken (curry cut)
  • 1tbsp
    Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/2tsp
    Salt
  • 3/4tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1tsp
    Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1
    Green Chilli (chopped)
  • 1tbsp
    Lemon Juice
  • 1/2tsp
    Turmeric

For Spice Blend

  • 2tsp
    Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2tsp
    Fennel Seeds
  • 2
    Green Cardamoms
  • 1tsp
    Black Peppercorns
  • 10
    Almonds

For Gravy

  • 3tbsp
    Oil
  • 1
    Bay Leaf
  • 2
    Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 1
    Onion (thinly sliced/chopped)
  • 1/2cup
    Tomato (paste/chopped)
  • 4tbsp
    Curd
  • 1tsp
    Sugar
  • 1tbsp
    Cream
  • 1/2cup
    Water
  • 1/2tsp
    Salt
  • 1tbsp
    Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2tsp
    Garam Masala

How to make Garlic Chicken (Lehsuni Murg)

For Marination

  1. Marinate chicken with minced garlic, salt, red chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder, chopped green chilli, lemon or vinegar and turmeric. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (overnight marination is even better for enhanced flavour).

    Step 1.1: Marinate chicken with minced garlic, salt, red chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder, chopped green chilli, lemon or vinegar and turmeric
    Step 1.2: Marinate chicken with minced garlic, salt, red chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder, chopped green chilli, lemon or vinegar and turmeric

For Spice Blend

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat.

  2. Add coriander, fennel, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, almonds, and dry roast until fragrant.

    Step 2.1: Add coriander, fennel, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, almonds, and dry roast until fragrant
  3. Remove the pan from heat and let the spices cool.

  4. Grind the spices in a grinder into a fine powder and keep aside.

For Gravy

  1. Heat oil in a wok or a heavy-bottomed large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add bay leaf and chopped garlic and saute for a minute.

  3. Add the sliced onions and stir fry until golden.

    Step 3.1: Add the sliced onions and stir fry until golden
  4. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook for 4-5 minutes until the chicken pieces have lightened in colour.

    Step 3.1: Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook for 4-5 minutes until the chicken pieces have lightened in colour
  5. Add the coarse ground spices and mix to combine. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

    Step 3.1: Add the coarse ground spices and mix to combine
    Step 3.2: Add the coarse ground spices and mix to combine
  6. Add tomato paste and curd. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the oil separates from the gravy.

    Step 3.1: Add tomato paste and curd
  7. Add sugar and mix to combine for another minute.

  8. Add salt and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the wok with a lid and cook until the chicken is tender. (approx. 15-20 minutes).

    Step 3.1: Add salt and water and bring to a boil
  9. Add kasuri methi and garam masala and mix well. Taste the dish and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

    Step 3.1: Add kasuri methi and garam masala and mix well
  10. Turn off the flame and let it rest for a few minutes.

  11. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and ginger juliennes.

  12. Serve hit with roti or naan.

Tips & Tricks

  1. You can use cashews instead of almonds in the dish.

  2. You can adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding water or by cooking it for a longer time to reduce the liquid and thicken it up.

  3. You can adjust the chilli powder to your preference; if you want it to be spicier, add more; if you want it less spicy, reduce the amount.

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