How to make Murgh Makkai -

Chicken cooked with corn kernels and spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Healthy Tasty Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Chicken Breast (चिकन ब्रेस्ट ), Corn kernals

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Murgh Makkai

Murgh Makkai 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Murgh Makkai Recipe

  • Chicken Breast 1/2 inch squares 4 medium

  • Corn kernals boiled 1 cup

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic finely chopped 5-6 cloves

  • Tomatoes Pureed 3 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Skimmed milk yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Green capsicums 1 cm cubes 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and stir-fry ginger and garlic briefly. Add tomato puree and cook on medium high heat, stirring frequently.

Step 2

Stir in red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well and add chicken pieces and cook on medium heat for five to six minutes, stirring regularly.

Step 3

Add yogurt, corn kernels, capsicums and salt. Mix well, reduce heat, cover and continue to cook till the masala is a little thick and chicken pieces are completely cooked. Add garam masala power and coriander leaves and mix gently.

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