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Murgir Roast (Chicken Roast)

Serves four to five people.

  • Chicken - 2
  • Chopped onions - 1 cup
  • Yogurt - 4 tablespoons
  • Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Jaitri (mace) powder - ¼ teaspoon
  • Cardamom - 5 to 6
  • Cinnamon - 3 to 4 small pieces
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Kewra - 2 tablespoons
  • Green chili - 5 to 6
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons
  • Oil - 1 cup
  • Cut the chickens into 4 pieces. Clean and rinse the pieces thoroughly.
  • Fry the chicken lightly in a little bit of oil and keep aside.
  • Mix the yogurt, ginger, garlic, coriander, jaitri and salt in a bowl.
  • Marinate the chicken in this mix for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the rest of the oil in a pan and brown the onions.
  • Keep aside some of the fried onions, and add the chicken, cardamom and cinnamon to the pan.
  • Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4minutes until the water dries up.
  • Add 1 more cup of water and cover over low heat.
  • After another 4 to 5 minutes, gently stir in the green chili, kewra, sugar and the fried onions. Keep the pan covered.
  • Cook for 5 to 6 more minutes until the gravy thickens and chicken is cooked.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot.


2bORnot2b said...

আপনাকে অসংখ্য ধন্যবাদ। আমরা কিছু প্রবাসী ব্যচেলর আপনার রেসিপি দেখে মাঝে মাঝে কিছু কঠিন রান্না করার দুঃসাহস করি।

thanks again

Unknown said...

This dish looks so beautiful with the colours. Murgir Roast sound delicious! I love chicken.... my mouth is watering. Can't wait to see ur posting. Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Lani said...

Thank you so much...I really needed an authentic recipe for this dish.

RandomThoughts said...

Thanks so much. Keep posting new recipes. :)

FAMILY said...


opu.zaman said...

I really worked for me. I added some tandoori powder when I fried the chicken, and it remind me the roast I used to eat in marriage ceremony when I was in Bangladesh. I wife don't know how to cook roast, so I tried ur recipe to just try. I didn't expect that it would be good cz I never cooked. But it came out really good. My wife was impressed and admitted that I m a better cook then her. But I got a problem though. Now she wants me to cook often ha ha. Anyway, it was really good. Thanks for ur efford to give us such a good recipe. I hope u'll keep it up. Thnx again

Nafisa Mahmood said...

Great recipe! I liked how you maintained the originality of the recipe by not adding too many ingredients!

লীলাবতী said...

Nice recipe

Rummana Zaman said...

Thanks everyone for your kind feedback.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much ma'm, your recipes are really helpful for an international student like me! Hope you keep posting new recipes, I'll be surely using your blog!

Lechonan Tayo said...

We don't have these seasonings Jaitri (mace) powder,
Cardamom, I want to try this recipe. In the Philippines we call this lechon manok

Unknown said...

can somebody please tell me what does a kewra looks like?