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Lahori Murgh Chana (Lahori Chicken and Chickpeas)

Lahori Murgh Chana (Lahori Chicken and Chickpeas)
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

1 Hour + 25 Mins

Murgh Chana is one of the most popular dish of Lahore (Punjab). Tourists from all over the world, while wandering in the city, crave for this dish. It is basically chicken pieces cooked with chickpeas an spices. It is more preferable for breakfasts although you can have it at any course of meal.
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  • Chickpea 1 ½ cup (boiled)
  • Chicken ½ kg
  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • Onion 2 medium (sliced)
  • Cumin 2 tsp
  • Whole coriander 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick 1
  • Mace and nutmeg ½ tsp
  • Black pepper 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • All spice powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chilies 4 (chopped)
  • Fresh coriander ½ bunch
  • Oil ½ cup

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Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.

  2. Now take the fried onion out of pan and blend with yogurt.

  3. Add chicken in oil with ginger garlic paste, red chili and salt, fry till color of chicken changes.

  4. Now pour blended mixture in chicken and stir for 2 - 4 minutes, then add 1 cup water and cook for 5 mintes.

  5. Separately roast cumin, whole coriander, cinnamon stick, mace and nutmeg and black pepper on a flat pan.

  6. Grind this mixture and sprinkle it over chicken.

  7. Add in boiled chickpea and cook for 20 minutes on low flame.

  8. Lastly garnish all spice powder, chopped green chilies bunch fresh coriander.

  9. Dish out and serve with Tandoori Naan.

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