Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mughlai Chicken

Mughal Empires were just like any typical restaurant where the food quality is great in the start but after the owner gets rich and famous the quality goes away. Similar to this the first Mughal Emperors were awesome but the later ones messed up because of stupid love shit Anarkali and Taj Mahal mumbo jumbo.

Eventually this lead to the demise of the Mughal Empire but that doesn't eliminate the fact that the Mughals had lavish lifestyles and their cuisines were one of the best in the world at the time.

So after much unusual and unnecessary bukwass I will tell you all how to make this one Mughal recipe called Mughlai Chicken.

It is cooked in a blend of spice which is made by crushing cashew nuts, garam masala and dried red chilies. Cooked in milk it is a mild delight to must have.


6 chicken drumsticks or the chicken meat of your choice

1 onion finely chopped

6 red chilies

4 cardamoms

1 cup cashew nuts

1/2 teaspoon black pepper corns

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin (one for spice mix and half for gravy)

1 teaspoon whole coriander

4 garlic 4 cloves finely chopped

1 teaspoon of finely chopped ginger

1 cup of milk

Fry the chicken drumsticks in oil until they change their color and take them out separately.

Then we need to heat up red chilies, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cashew nuts, cumin, black peppercorns and whole coriander in a pan until brown.

Toast all these things well and grind them into powder form.

Put oil in a pan on medium heat and add cumin.

Put chopped ginger, garlic and onions in the pan as well.

As soon as the onions get translucent add salt.

Add milk into this mixture.

Add the cashew nut powder

Mix it properly.

Place the chicken legs in the pan, cover and simmer it on low heat for 15-20 minutes.

Take of the lid after 20 minutes.

Crush some dried kasoori methi between the palm of your hands. Add it in the pan and give the chicken a slight mix.

Cook chicken for at least 2-3 minutes more.

Mughlai Chicken is ready to be served.

Sprinkle some more kasoori methi on Mughlai Chicken. Add up some more crushed or chopped nuts to it. Have it with naan or the bread of your choice. Feel like a Mughal.

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