Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Magaz Murg (Chicken With Melon Seed)

Magaz Murg is rich with mild, thick and creamy gravy. Enjoy it with Nan or Paratha.

  • 1 Pound Chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp Magaz (Melon Seed) paste
  • 1 tbsp Cashew nut paste
  • 1 small onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp cream
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 3-4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp green chili paste
  • 2 tsp White pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt To Taste

  • Heat the butter in a pan and fry the onions till they are translucent.
  • Add the bay leaf and ginger, garlic, green chili pastes, and fry for a minute. Add the chicken and fry till sealed (chicken turns opaque).
  • Now add yogurt and black pepper powder and fry till the ghee begins to separate. Add a little water and salt to taste, and cook till the chicken is almost done.
  • Add the melon seeds paste and cashew nut paste to the chicken and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk the cream to ensure that there are no lumps in it. Add to the chicken and turn off the fire.
  • Garnish with fried onion, ginger juliennes, lime juice and boiled egg.
  • Serve after a few minutes with Nan (Indian flatbread made in a tandoor or oven) or paratha.

Do You Know?
Melon Seeds contain high amounts of antioxidants and are viewed as an excellent source of Folic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc and protein.

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