Murgh Channay/ Murgh Chholay


One of my favorite dishes………

Ayesha's Kitchen
Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups chickpeas/ 3 tins boiled chickpeas  (I prefer uncooked dry chickpeas, soak them overnight in a deep mixing bowl with lots of water and they will be fine, ready to boil in the morning)
  • 2 medium sized onions (sliced)
  • 100g butter (optional, when I am making fancy fancy I top my dish with a  small scoop of butter otherwise I prefer olive oil)
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbspn ginger (freshly crushed)
  • 1 tbspn garlic (minced)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbspns coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Salt
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn chicken salt (reduce the amount of salt if you are adding this or chicken cube)
  • 1 kg chicken pieces

TO BOIL CHICKPEAS

  • Some water to boil chickpeas
  • 1/3 tspn of baking soda
  • ½ tspn cumin powder
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • Some salt

Procedure:

-In a large saucepan with a lid, put soaked chickpeas with water, baking soda, cumin powder, garam masala and salt and boil covered until the chickpeas are very tender.

-Meanwhile they are boiling, in a separate large, deep pan, melt butter; add oil, ginger, garlic, red chilli flakes and chaat masala and fry. Add onion and fry until onion are golden brown.

-Add chicken and cook until the chicken is golden. Now add 1 cup of water and all the spices except garam masala.

-When the chicken is tender and very little water remains, add chickpeas with the water we used for boiling and stir.

-Cook on low heat to simmer.

-Top with some garam masala, coriander and chillies and serve hot with chapattis, naan, dahi, and red onion salad.

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3 thoughts on “Murgh Channay/ Murgh Chholay

  1. This looks so good, Ayesha! I attempted to make murgh cholay twice in two weeks and it never came out quite right. I like your idea of boiling the chickpeas with garam masala and cumin powder. I’ve bookmarked this to try next time. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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