How to make Jardaloo Marghi -

A must at most Parsi weddings, this dish is made exotic with apricots.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Dried Apricots (सूखी खुबानी), Chicken (चिकन)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Jardaloo Marghi

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Jardaloo Marghi Recipe

  • Dried Apricots soaked 15-20

  • Chicken cut into 1/2 cm wide long stripes cut into 8 piece 800 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 5

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Onions sliced 3 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Potato salli for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a deep non stick pan.

Step 2

Add green cardamoms, cinnamon and onions and saute till fragrant and light golden. Remove seeds from the apricots.

Step 3

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and chicken to the pan and mix well and continue to saute.Add turmeric powder and mix.

Step 4

Add salt and tomatoes and mix well. Add red chilli powder and 1 cup water and mix well.

Step 5

Cover and cook till chicken is almost done. Add apricots and mix. Add vinegar and mix. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with potato salli.

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