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Murgi-Chingri Tehari (Chicken-Shrimp Tehari)

Serves three to four people.

  • Baby chicken - 1
  • Shrimps - 1 cup
  • Polao rice - 3 cups
  • Peas - ½ cup
  • Chopped potatoes - ½ cup
  • Chopped cauliflower - ½ cup
  • Baby carrots - ½ cup
  • Ginger paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground turmeric - 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 2 to 3
  • Cardamom - 5 to 6
  • Green chili - 4 to 5
  • Salt - 1 tablespoon
  • Oil - 1 cup
  • Cut the chicken into small pieces. Clean properly with water and rinse.
  • Marinate the chicken for 10 to 15 minutes with ginger, garlic, turmeric, chili powder, cumin, coriander and ½ tablespoon of salt.
  • Clean the shrimps and chop them into small pieces.
  • Mix them with a dash of salt and fry them slightly in a pan. Keep aside.
  • Chop the vegetables (potatoes, carrot, cauliflower) into smaller pieces.
  • Also fry them slightly until they are brown. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and brown the onions.
  • Add in the cardamom, cinnamon and the marinated chicken, and mix thoroughly with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Once mixed well, add another ½ cup of water and cover over low heat.
  • When the gravy thickens and the water has somewhat dried up, turn off the heat.
  • Clean and rinse the rice thoroughly.
  • Heat the rest of the oil in a separate pan, and fry the rice.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes, add salt, peas and mix with 6 to 7 cups of water.
  • Once the rice starts boiling, add the fried vegetable and green chili.
  • Cover and keep over medium heat.
  • Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, and mix in the chicken and gravy.
  • Stir for a few minutes, and then add the fried shrimps and mix again.
  • Once the chicken and rice is cooked, turn off the heat and serve hot.


Anonymous said...

Hi, about many cups should the chicken pieces be? Thanks in advance!

Rummana Zaman said...

Hi Eva, If you have a large cup, there should be about 3-4 cups of chicken pieces. It really depends on the size of the chicken. You can adjust based on your preference.

Suchismita said...

Hi. I am a Bengali girl who had no idea about cooking except for two cook books made for me by my mother and mother-in-law respectively. But thanks to you, I can make so much more now. And people who have tasted my cooking, love it. Thank you very much for helping me get out of the same recipes in those two cookbooks. I meant to mail this to you, but could not find a mail address, so I am posting my gratitude here instead.

Rummana Zaman said...

Hi Suchismita, Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm happy to hear that you took the time to try out my recipes and enjoy the dishes! I'm always inspired by messages like yours, and hope to add some more recipes soon. All the best!