How to make Murgh-E-Kalmi -

Chicken drumsticks marinated with yogurt and spices and cooked in oven.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Tandoori Cooking @ Home.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Hung Yogurt (हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Murgh-E-Kalmi 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 : 3-3.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Murgh-E-Kalmi Recipe

  • Chicken 8

  • Hung Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Roasted chana dal powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons

  • Green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Black pepper powder 2 teaspoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash chicken drumsticks and wipe dry. Make two or three slits on each leg. Mix together the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, roasted gram flour, cashew nut paste, green chilli paste, pepper, cardamom and shahi garam masala powders and lemon juice.

Step 2

Marinate the chicken drumsticks in the mixture for two to three hours, preferably in a refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

Step 3

Place the marinated chicken drumsticks on a tray and cook in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes. Serve hot, garnished with onion rings and lemon wedges.

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