Mughlai Chicken Handi मुग़लई चिकन हांड़ी करी spicy restaurant style Chicken curry

While there are a lot of Mughlai versions of this dish, this is how I learnt it and love it :) Do try..

30-40 minutes
2-4
Indian
Mughlai Chicken Handi मुग़लई चिकन हांड़ी करी spicy restaurant style Chicken curry Recipe - Ranveer Brar

Ingredients

For Marination

1 kg Chicken (thigh & drumstick) चिकन

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 no. Green chili, slit into half, हरी मिर्च

1 tbsp Tender Coriander stem, chopped, धनिया के डंठल

1 ½ tsp Ginger Garlic paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

1 cup Curd, beaten, दही

1 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

1 tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

Fried Onions, तला हुआ प्याज

½ tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया  पत्ता

2 tsp Fried onion oil, तले हुए प्याज का तेल

 

For Barista

3-4 large Onions, sliced, प्याज

Oil for frying, तेल तलने के लिए

 

For Mughali Chicken Handi

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

1 Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

1 inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

Marinated Chicken, मैरिनेटेड चिकन

½ cup Warm water, गुनगुना पानी

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 tsp Prepared Masala, तयार किया हुआ मसाला

1 tsp Chili oil, मिर्च का तेल

 

For Masala

4 Black cardamom, बड़ी इलायची

6-7 Green cardamom, हरी इलायची

2 Mace, जावित्री

15-20 Black peppercorns, काली मिर्च के दाने

2-4 Cloves, लॉन्ग

½ inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

2-3 Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 tsp Dry fenugreek leaves, कसूरी मेथी

½ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

A pinch of asafoetida, हींग

 

For Toasted Almonds

1 ½ tbsp Ghee, घी

4-5 Almonds, sliver, बादाम

½ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

 

For Garnish

Toasted Almond, भुना हुआ बादाम

Coriander sprig, धनिया  पत्ता

Process

For Marination

  • In a large bowl, add chicken, salt to taste, green chili, tender coriander stem, ginger garlic paste.
  • Add curd, degi red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fried onions, coriander leaves and marinated well.
  • Add fried onion oil and mix everything well.

 

For Barista

  • In a shallow pan or kadai, add oil, once it’s hot, add onions in small batches and fry until golden brown in color.
  • Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside for further use.

 

For Mughali Chicken Handi

  • In a handi, add oil, once it’s hot, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick and let it splutter.
  • Add marinated chicken, cover it with the lid and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add warm water and mix well. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked properly.
  • Add salt to taste, prepare masala and mix well. Transfer it into a serving dish.
  • Garnish it with toasted almonds, coriander sprig and serve hot with roti or naan.

 

For Masala

  • In a pan, add black cardamom, green cardamom, mace, black peppercorns, cloves.
  • Add Cinnamon stick, bay leaf, salt to taste and dry fenugreek leaves.
  • Dry roast on medium flame until the spices turn fragrant.
  • Transfer it into a tray, add degi red chili powder, asafoetida.
  • Transfer this into a grinder jar and grind into a fine powder. Keep aside for further use.

 

For Toasted Almonds

  • In a pan, add ghee, once it’s hot, add sliver almonds, degi red chili powder and toss well.

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