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Make your Murg Tariwala like Atul Kochhar

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

A good curry is rich and deep in flavour and always leaves you reaching for another bite of naan! Try this recipe and share your experience with us!



600 g of chicken thighs, boneless, cut into 1 inch dices

4 tbsp vegetable oil

1 bay leaf

4 green cardamom

1 inch cinnamon stick

10 whole black pepper corns

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 cloves

250 g onions, finely sliced

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

½ tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

¾ tsp turmeric powder

100 g tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 tbsp tomato paste

1½ tsp salt

1 tsp garam masala

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp finely chopped ginger


Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan, add spices and bay leaf, and stir till spices crackle and change their colour.

Next add the chopped onions and sauté till golden brown.

Add the ginger-garlic paste, stir continuously and keep scraping the bottom of the pan to avoid the mix getting burnt.

Add chicken thighs and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until evenly coloured.

Next add the powdered spices except the garam masala. Mix quickly, don’t let the spices get burnt at the bottom, sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Add salt, chopped tomatoes and paste.

Cook on slow heat, stirring slowly for 12-15 minutes until chicken is cooked.

Sprinkle garam masala and simmer to finish cooking.

Add chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle chopped ginger for decoration. Serve with rice or naan bread.

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