Believe me or not I was in a dilemma about whether to write the recipe for Methi Murgh Malai or to write something else as part of this post! Whether to do things that I am not comfortable with! Whether to stop improving the blog every day! Another and most important thought; whether to write whatever I like!
- Once a recipe blogger; always a recipe blogger or better to say a food blogger!
- A few more lines before the recipe? what say, readers? Do you mind?
- Methi Murgh Malai; few details:
- Here's how I cook Methi Murgh Malai at Debjanir Rannaghar:
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- A few easy Chicken recipes from Debjanir Rannaghar:
- Have you tried the Methi Murgh Malai recipe from Debjanir Rannaghar!
The dilemma, however, stayed for a nanosecond, I told myself; let me not think about the things which are irrelevant to me! Let me concentrate on what I am comfortable with and most importantly what I can do with ease! I have not started the blog for popularity. This is the place where I store my food stories and here I will write what I think is good for my food blog. I consider Debjanir Rannaghar as my first-born and even Pasta knows that. If I am not judgmental about Pasta; I should not be about my blog also.
Once a recipe blogger; always a recipe blogger or better to say a food blogger!
I have heard people saying nobody reads recipes. In fact, I have seen people saying it is networking that matters but not humble recipes to run a food blog! I even heard recipe bloggers do nothing but to post "ghisha-pita" recipes! With all these, here I am writing recipes for the last ten years without any expectations. I do write blogs out of passion and for the love of food. I have never been good with online or offline networking. However, these talks were enough for me to give second, third, and fourth thoughts on the entire situation! Should I stop doing what I am doing or should I go ahead with what I am passionate about?
A few more lines before the recipe? what say, readers? Do you mind?
Well, I cooked the Methi Murgh Malai for a get-together where both family and friends were present. It basically was our Bijoya Sommiloni potluck. It was a fun evening with chitchat and loads of food. I was responsible for one main course and one started. I decided to make Pomfret fry as a starter and Methi Murgh Malai was my main course.
One thing I must share, I was out of time and pathetically busy at work and hence opted for these two dishes. Both the dishes involve not-so-elaborate cooking and that was what I was looking for.
A Punjabi neighbor of mine shared this recipe with me during our stay in Gurgaon. Auntie was quite good with cooking and used to share several useful yet easy recipes with me. My blog is having several recipes shared by her. Besan ka Sheera: A traditional yet sure shot remedy for Cough and Cold is one such recipe.
Methi Murgh Malai; few details:
As I already mentioned the cooking process of Methi Murgh Malai is not elaborate. I marinated the chicken with Fresh cream along with Kasuri Methi, Black Pepper Powder, Ginger, and also Garlic paste for eight hours. Then there were around 30 minutes of cooking with limited spices and the dish was ready. This dosh is dominated by both cream and also Kasuri Methi and I prefer not to use other spices. The recipe calls for no chili powder and also turmeric powder or other basic spices.
I have cooked around 2 kg chicken, however, sharing the recipe for 1 kg chicken for the ease of the readers.
Here's how I cook Methi Murgh Malai at Debjanir Rannaghar:Print
Methi Murgh Malai
Methi Murgh Malai is a North Indian Chicken side dish prepared with Kasuri Methi and Malai aka fresh cream. This is a semi-dry chicken preparation and goes well with Indian Paratha, Roti, or Rice.
- Prep Time: 8 hours
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 People 1x
- Category: Chicken
- Method: cooking
- Cuisine: North Indian
- 1 kg Chicken (curry cut)
- 200ml Single Cream
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic paste
- ½ Tbsp. Ginger paste
- 1 Tbsp. Kasuri Methi
- 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper Powder
- 3 Onions
- 100g Hung Curd
- 100 ml Single Cream
- 1 Tsp. Kasuri Methi
- 3 Tbsp. Butter
- 1.5 Tsp. or to taste Salt
- Wash and also pat dry the chicken chunks.
- Take the chicken pieces in a bowl and marinate with Single Cream, Garlic paste, Ginger paste, Kasuri Methi, and also Black Pepper Powder.
- Cover the bowl with a lid or cling film and refrigerate for 8 hours before cooking.
- Make a paste of the Onions.
- While cooking; heat butter in a pan and temper the butter with Kasuri Methi.
- Add onion paste and cook till it turns translucent in color.
- Now add hung curd followed by green chilies and cook till the curd mixes.
- Slower the heat and cook until the butter comes from the side.
- At this point add marinated chicken chunks and also the remaining marinade left in the bowl to the pan.
- Add Salt to taste also.
- Now mix properly and cover the pan with a lid and cook for around 7-10 minutes.
- Add remaining cream and mix.
- Cook over the slow flame until chicken is properly cooked and there is almost no gravy.
- Once done, switch the flame off and serve Methi Murgh Malai hot with your choice of carbohydrate.
- This particular preparation of chicken is semi-dry.
- I have used store-bought single cream while making the methi murgh malai, however, you can use the cream directly from the milk.
- Serving Size: 150g
- Calories: 418
- Sugar: 3.6g
- Sodium: 183mg
- Fat: 17.2g
- Saturated Fat: 8.9g
- Carbohydrates: 11.6g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Protein: 52.3g
- Cholesterol: 163mg
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A few easy Chicken recipes from Debjanir Rannaghar:
- Bangladeshi Chicken Roast (also known as Biyebarir Chicken Roast)
- Restaurant Style Chicken Malai Kebab (also known as Chicken Reshmi Kebab)
- Goalondo Steamer Curry (also known as Boatman Style Chicken Curry)
- Chicken Chaap (also known as Chaap Bhaja)
- Aam Kasundi Murgi (also known as Bengali Style Chicken in Mango Mustard Sauce)
- Kolhapuri Chicken (also known as Chicken Kolhapuri)
- Dak Bungalow Chicken Curry (also known as Chicken Dak Bungalow)
- Pish-Pash aka Pish Pash, the Indian Rice, and Chicken Hotchpotch
- Doi Murgi (also known as Kolkata style Doi Chicken)
Have you tried the Methi Murgh Malai recipe from Debjanir Rannaghar!
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