Tuesday 22 November 2016

Dum ka murg |Hyderabadi dum ka chicken

Dum ka murg/dum ka chicken is aromatic ,rich curry from the land of Nizam's-Hyderabad .Dum basically refers to steam cooking.No additional water is added while cooking .The chicken🍗 is cooked  in its own juices and spices making it finger licking good.Dum ka murg is one of the delicacies served in a typical hyderabadi Muslim wedding.Hyderabad weddings are famous for their grandeur and food is not far behind.The wedding menu reflects the impact of the nizams who ruled the state.Dum ka murg goes really well with any flat bread but naan and rumali roti are a match made in heaven.It is a no frill recipe with almost  the pantry staples of an Indian kitchen.This recipe was shared by khansama (cook)who regularly cooks for the marriages in our family.He also suggested using ajinomoto(mono sodium glutamate) but i avoid it due to health concerns. 

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Recipe for dum ka murg

Preparation time;10 minutes
cooking time :30 minutes


  • 250 grams-onion
  • 120 grams-tomato
  • 15-cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup - oil
  • 2 tablespoon-ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon- garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon-light soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon-tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon-hot sauce
  • 2 sprigs-curry leaves
  • few drops orange color(optional)
  • 1 kg-chicken (bone in)
  • 1 teaspoon -red chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon -coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon-cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup-yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon -black pepper powder
  • salt to taste


1.Marinate the chicken with the ingredients listed under marination.

2.Add oil to a sauce pan and cook thinly sliced onions until golden brown .

3.Drain the oil and add the onions to blender.

4.In the dry mill blend cashews to fine powder.

5.Add the cashew powder to onions and grind to a smooth paste. 

6.Remove the paste in a bowl and puree tomatoes in the same jar.

7.Heat the same sauce pan used to cook onions and add ghee to it .

8.Add the onion and tomato paste to it and saute for 1 minute.

9.Now add marinated chicken and mix well.

10.Add curry leaves,garam masala and the sauces and mix well until every thing gets incorporated.

11.Simmer the flame to lowest and close the lid .

12. Do not add any water .Keep stirring  occasionally so that the masala doesn't get burnt.

13.Cover and cook until the chicken is done.

14.Your dum ka chicken is ready ,serve it hot with your choice of flat bread.


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