Asafia Murgh

Published under: Chicken

Chicken – 1, medium, about 1 1/2 kg
Ghee – 250 gms
Onions – 3, finely sliced
Salt as per taste
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Curd – 500 gms
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp
Saffron – 1/2 tsp, soaked in a little milk and ground
Coconut – 1 tblsp, ground
Almonds – 10, peeled and ground

Grind Together:
Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch
Mint Leaves – 1 bunch
Green Chillies – 5 to 6
Salt – a pinch
Juice of 1 Lime
Cloves – 5
Cardamoms – 5
Cinnamon – 2 two inch sticks

1. Remove the skin from chicken and clean well.
2. Fry the onions crisp in hot ghee.
3. Remove and keep aside.
4. Make a mixture of salt, chilli powder, curd, ginger-garlic paste and rub over the chicken.
5. Using a fork, prick the chicken and rub the mixture well inside and all over.
6. Marinate overnight in the fridge.
7. Crush the fried onions and add it to a mixture of saffron, coconut, almonds and ground paste.
8. Rub this over the chicken and prick again with a fork.
9. Heat ghee in a deep pan and brown the chicken.
10. Bake covered in a moderate oven at 170C.
11. After a few minutes, remove the lid and turn over the basted chicken.
12. Put it back uncovered till well browned.
13. Remove and drain excess ghee.
14. Serve hot.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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