Badami Murgh

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Badami Murgh, tender chicken pieces in fusion with rich almond paste and spices. A symphony of flavours that you would always come back to for more.

Badami Murgh is traditional Indian cuisine that promises savoury delight—tender chicken as the star of the dish, marinated in creamy almond yoghurt goodness. This dish offers unique flavours that will bring you through a flavourful adventure. 

About the Recipe

Badami Murgh will take you to the familiar fusion of flavours: succulent chicken, creamy almond paste and aromatic spices. Undeniable, this dish comes from Indian culinary origins with a balance of flavours and rich taste, satisfying both your taste buds and your experience of Indian heritage.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This recipe is like a warm hug, comforting you in every bite. The creamy texture of the almond yoghurt marinade and the bold spices create warmth and depth. It is an experience, whether a simple home-cooked meal or a dinner party for friends and family. Badami Murgh will surely delight your palate and leave you craving more.

Badami Murgh

Badami Murgh

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Cultural Context

Badami Murgh is a special dish in Indian cuisine, often served at festive occasions and family gatherings. Its origins can be traced back to the Mughlai culinary tradition, where almonds and aromatic spices are a hallmark of royal cuisine. Today, Badami Murgh continues to be cherished for its exquisite taste and cultural significance, embodying the culinary heritage of the Indian subcontinent.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

Serve Badami Murgh hot, garnished with fresh coriander and green chillies for an added flavour. Pair it with steamed rice or naan bread to soak the delicious gravy. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, allowing the flavours to develop further.

Badami Murgh
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Badami Murgh

Badami Murgh, tender chicken pieces in fusion with rich almond paste and spices. A symphony of flavours that you would always come back to for more.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Marinate4 hours
Total Time4 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 1/2 kg Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 5 tbsp Almond Paste
  • 1 cup Yoghurt (hung for 2 hours)
  • 4 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 4 tsp Garlic Paste
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 100 g Capsicum (optional)
  • 4 tbsp White Butter
  • A few strands of Saffron dissolved in water
  • 1 tbsp Green Coriander (finely chopped)


  • Mix almond paste, Yoghurt, ginger, garlic, salt, black pepper powder, lemon juice, and chopped green chillies to prepare the marinade.
  • Rub the marinade evenly over the chicken pieces and let it marinate for at least 4 hours.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan and sauté finely sliced onions and cumin seeds until golden brown.
  • Add marinated chicken (without excess marinade) to the pan and sauté until lightly browned.
  • Pour the remaining marinade, and cook until the chicken is halfway done.
  • Add optional capsicum and white butter to the pan, and continue cooking until the chicken is almost done.
  • Finally, add saffron water, cover the pan, and simmer until the chicken is cooked.
  • Garnish with finely chopped green coriander and green chillies before serving hot.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How spicy is Badami Murgh?

Badami Murgh has a mild to moderate spiciness, depending on your preference. You can adjust the heat by varying the number of green chillies used in the recipe.

Can I use powdered almonds instead of almond paste?

Yes, powdered almonds can be used as an alternative to almond paste in Badami Murgh. Mix the powdered almonds with Yoghurt to create a creamy marinade for the chicken.

Can I prepare Badami Murgh in advance?

Yes, you can marinate the chicken for Badami Murgh in advance and refrigerate it until ready to cook. Marinating the chicken longer enhances the flavours, making it even more delicious.

What can I serve with Badami Murgh?

Badami Murgh pairs well with steamed rice, naan bread, or roti. You can also serve it with a salad or raita for a complete and satisfying meal.

Can I make Badami Murgh without butter?

Yes, you can omit the white butter from the recipe if desired. The dish will still be flavorful and delicious thanks to the rich almond yoghurt marinade and aromatic spices.


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prathamesh May 8, 2011 - 4:17 am

it was awsome !!!!!!!!

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prathamesh May 8, 2011 - 4:16 am

it was really awsome !!!!!!

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prathamesh May 8, 2011 - 3:32 am

it’s awsome

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sarosh March 16, 2011 - 11:17 am


5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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