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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MURG MUSSALAM - North West Cuisne - Pasthun Recipe

MURG MUSSALAM is authenic North West Indian Subcontinent recipe,Pathan/Pashtun Traditional dish,Chicken stuffed with Rice and peas ..whole some meal..




Ingredients:



10 flakes garlic (crushed)
2 tbsp grated ginger
Salt To Taste
1 cup curd or plain yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 chicken
1 cup long grain rice
3/4th cup shelled peas
6 bay leaves
1 cup ghee
2 large onions (finely chopped)
225gms/1/2 lb tomatoes (peeled & sliced)
2 cups hot water
3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Spices


2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
8 cloves
6 black peppercorns
1 brown cardamom
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp roasted coriander powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp saffron strands



Method 


Step 1


Mix three-quarter of garlic with half the ginger, half the garam masala, 1 tbsp. salt, 1/3rd of turmeric, half of curd and the lemon juice and mix to paste.


Step 2


Make small cuts in the chicken flesh and rub the paste all over and in the cavity. keep aside for 2 hours.


Step 3



Half cook the rice with peas, remaining garlic , 4 cloves, peppercorns, 1/2 tsp. salt, brown cardamom and 4 bay leaves and water and use to stuff chicken.(rice and Peas are optional) 











Step 4 


Heat the ghee in saucepan and fry the chicken until brown all over, being careful not to let the stuffing out. Drain the chicken.




Step 5



In another pan fry half onions in the remaining ghee with 2 bay leaves, remaining cloves and green cardamoms, until golden.




Step 6 



Add the remaining turmeric and chili powder. Make a paste grinding together the coriander and cumin seeds and the remaining onion and grated ginger.
Cook, stirring, for 5-10 minutes, until the ghee starts to separate. add the remaining curd, the tomato and 1/2 tsp. salt.


Step 7


Add the chicken to the pan and baste with the spice mixture. Pour over 300ml/ 11/4 cups of water, cover and cook in a moderately hot oven (200 degree centigrade, 400 degree Fahrenheit, gas mark 6) for 1 hour.

Step 8




Sprinle  the saffron in the remaining garam masala powder and coriander leaves before serving murgh musallam.