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Bengali Murgir Jhol Recipe

Bengali Murgir Jhol Ingredients:

Bengali Murgir Jhol Recipe
Bengali Murgir Jhol Recipe
  • cornish hen-2
  • curd (beaten)-1 cup
  • mustard oil-3/4 cup
  • chicken tandoori massala-1/2 pack (according to respective taste)
  • Onion-1(thinly sliced)
  • garlic-5-6 cloves(chopped)
  • ginger-1?(grated)
  • clove-5
  • green cardamom-4
  • cinnamon-1?
  • white pepper corns-8-10(crushed)
  • bay leaf-2
  • red chili-2
  • red chili powder-2-3 tsp.
  • green chili-4-5(slit)
  • cilantro chopped(to garnish)
  • potatoes halved-4-6
  • tomato-1 (chopped)

How to make Bengali Murgir Jhol:

  • Cut the chicken in medium to large pieces, wash, pat dry. make a paste of curd, tandoori massala and 1/4 cup of mustard oil.
  • Marinate the chichen with this paste and leave it for 3-4 hrs.
  • Heat oil, add bay leaf, and red chili, coarsely crush the whole garam massala,
  • and add it to the oil, as the spluttering begins,
  • add garlic, ginger, and onion, stir fry till the onion turns golden brown,
  • add tomato, let it soften, add the chicken with the marinade, keep tossing and turning, for five minutes,
  • add red chili powder, keep tossing,
  • add the potatoes, adjust salt, and add water as per required consistency,
  • add white pepper, cover and cook over slow fire.
  • When the potatoes are almost cooked (the chicken would definitely be done by then),
  • add the green chilies and boil for a few more minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with steamed rice.