Dilkhush Marghi

Chicken cooked in freshly ground spices and flavoured with saffron. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Chicken, Salt
Cuisine Parsi
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Dilkhush Marghi

  • 1 kilogram Chicken medium sized pieces
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • a few Saffron (kesar)
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 5 Black peppercorns
  • 2 blade Mace
  • 1/2 Nutmeg grated
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 large Onion caramalized
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 cup Fresh tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 cup Green peas boiled
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Marinate the chicken pieces in salt, ginger garlic paste and yogurt and set aside for one hour. Soak saffron in one cup of water. Grind green cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, mace, nutmeg, star anise, fennel seeds and coriander seeds to a fine paste along with a little water.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan Add onion and sauté till brown. Add bay leaves and chicken. Sauté for five minutes and lower the heat. Add ground masala, turmeric powder, tomato puree and red chilli powder. Adjust seasoning. Cover and cook till chicken is done. Mix in saffron.
  3. Remove chicken into a serving dish and serve garnished with green peas and coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1788
Carbohydrates 57.2
Protein 282.7
Fat 47.7
Other Fiber 26.2 gm