How to make Pressure Cooker Dal Murgh-Cook Smart -

Chicken cooked with dals and masalas in a pressure cooker

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken


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Pressure Cooker Dal Murgh-Cook Smart

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Hindi: murgh
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Dal Murgh-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1/4 cup

  • Split red lentils (masoor dal) soaked 1/4 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Medium onion 1

  • Dried red chillies boiled 3-4

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Medium bottle gourd peeled 3/4

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs a few


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Roughly chop onion and put into a mixer jar. Roughly chop red chillies and add. Add a little water and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Add Bengal gram and red lentils to the cooker. Add 2 cups water and let it come to a boil. Add salt and turmeric powder.

Step 4

Quarter the bottle gourd and then slice thickly and add to the cooker. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix.

Step 5

Add onion-red chilli paste and mix. Rinse the jar with ½ cup water and add and mix well.

Step 6

Add chicken, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder.

Step 7

Chop coriander leaves and add. Place the lid over the cooker and cook till 2 whistles are given out. Reduce heat and cook for 7-8 minutes.

Step 8

Open the lid when the pressure reduces completely. Serve hot with rice.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.