Murgh Mussalam


1Kg - Whole Chicken 25 gms.
1 no - Raw Papaya
Salt to taste
4 nos - Onions
4 nos - Garlic Flakes
1 no - 2” piece Ginger


5 gms - Cinnamon
8 nos - Cloves
5 gms - Black Pepper
8 gms - Green Cardamom
5 gms - Poppy seeds
50 gms - Dessicated Coconut
20 gms - Chironji


20 gms - Cumin seeds
20 gms - Coriander Seeds
5 gms - Chilli Powder
250 gms - Curd
A Pinch Saffron
A Pinch Saffron Colour edible
1 tbsp - Kewra Jal
250 gms - Ghee
4 nos - Eggs
30 gms - Almonds
2 nos - Silver leaves

Cooking Instructions :

- Clean and wash the chicken, prick all over with the fork/knife.
- Grind the raw papaya to a paste, apply it with salt on the chicken rubbing it in well. Marinate for 2 hours.
- Finely slice the onions and fry in ghee till golden brown. Remove and grind half the onions to a paste and keep aside. Also grind garlic and ginger to a paste.
- Lightly roast ingredients of masala A and B separately on a griddle and grind to a paste.
- For the stuffing, hard boil 4 eggs, chop and keep aside.
- Blanch and peel the almonds and cut into the slivers. Keep aside.
- Remove the papaya paste off the chicken completely, Dissolve the saffron colour in kewra jal and apply on the chicken rubbing inside as well.
- In a bowl, mix masala A and B in the curd and blend well. Then add the coloured chicken to this mix, rub well and marinate for 25 minutes.
- Mix half of the fried onions in chopped boiled eggs and stuff inside the body cavity of the chicken. Truss the chicken by bringing the wings and legs close to the body and tie with a thread. - In a pan pour the ghee which was used for frying the onions and the chicken along with the marinade. Simmer for 30 minutes or till the chicken is done and the ghee appears on the sides.
- When done, place on a platter and remove the thread. Place the silver leaves on the chicken and garnish with almond slivers. Serve hot with the warqui paratha or sheermal.


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