Revayati Murgh Salan (Traditional Chicken Curry)

Easiest Chicken salan recipe which is commonly used in Pakistani home cooking. Its not korma, nor karahi, nothing special but tastes awesome….. almost every woman in Pakistan knows this recipe of chicken curry thats why it is called Revayati means traditional Murgh means chicken salan means curry……. Enjoy!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen


  • 2 large onion sliced
  • 1.5 kg chicken pieces (chicken cut into 12 pieces)
  • 3 tomatoes sliced
  • 4 – 5 green chillies (2 sliced, 3 normal)
  • A bunch of coriander (chopped)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tbspns minced garlic


  • Salt to taste
  • Some red chilli
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn coriander masala
  • ½ tspn cumin powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds


-Heat oil and fry onion until its golden brown. Add ginger and garlic and stir fry for 2 minutes. Now add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat until they tend to lose their stiffness. Add some water (1/4 cup) and simmer the curry. Break and mash the onion and tomato chunks with your spoon.

-Add more water in needed but in very less amount.

-When masala is all good to go, add chicken and spices and cook covered on low heat for 30 minutes with occasional stirring. Let the chicken cook in its own juices.

-Now when the oil comes to the surface, add coriander and green chillies and serve hot with chapattis.

7 thoughts on “Revayati Murgh Salan (Traditional Chicken Curry)

  1. laiba

    Salam Alaykum, Ayesha

    I am so happy I found your website! I am revert from Europe and my husband is from Pakistan. I just love Pakistani food and this website is a TREASURE for me. Keep it going! Best wishes

  2. ghazala

    why does my chicken become hard? does not matter if I am cooking it alone or with sabzi? My mom’s chicken was always soft in fact she was always worried that the chicken pieces would break and dissolve. Please help


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