How to make Chicken Popti -

A wholesome dish – the various beans and eggs cooked with chicken make this dish a complete meal it itself

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Ginger-garlic paste (अदरक-लहसुन की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Popti

Chicken Popti Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Popti Recipe

  • Chicken , cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Banana leaves a few piec

  • Bhamroot / bhamburda leaves as required

  • Lima (pawta) beans 200 grams

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Dolichos (gewda) beans 200 grams

  • Green pea pods 200 grams

  • Sweet potatoes , thickly sliced 2 large

  • Baby potatoes 10-15

  • Corn on the cob , thickly sliced 2

  • Eggs 6


Step 1

Take ginger-garlic paste in a bowl, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, cumin powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the bowl and mix well. Add olive oil and mix. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Add chicken and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 3 hours.

Step 2

Keep 2-3 chicken pieces in the centre of each piece of banana leaf and fold to make a parcel.

Step 3

Place some bhamroot leaves at the base of an earthen matka. Arrange some pawta beans in a layer over them and sprinkle sea salt.

Step 4

Arrange half the chicken parcels over the pawta beans and spread some ghevda beans over them.

Step 5

Spread some green pea pods. Place some more pawta beans and arrange some sweet potato slices.

Step 6

Spread some baby potatoes, some corn pieces and sprinkle some more sea salt.

Step 7

Arrange the remaining chicken parcels along the sides, arrange the eggs carefully in the centre.

Step 8

Add remaining pawta beans, green pea pods, ghevda beans, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes and corn pieces.

Step 9

Sprinkle some sea salt, cover with bhamroot leaves.

Step 10

Place the matka upside down in a pit, cover with dried leaves of the coconut tree and light them up.

Step 11

Cook for 35-40 minutes. Remove the coconut leaves, bring the matka out and set it upright. Remove bhamroot leaves carefully and turn the contents out on a tray.

Step 12

Peel the eggs. Arrange some chicken, some eggs, some of each vegetable on each serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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