Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe is one of the famous Mughlai cuisines. It’s so rich in classic Mughlai flavors and aroma. The method of cooking involved marination of chicken in mixed spices nutmeg, mace, cloves, and cinnamon along with yogurt, ginger etc. The dish is the perfect blend of spices, yogurt, egg, dry fruits like almonds, and pistachios, form the base to receive morsels of chicken or meat cooked in ghee. Bring restaurant like feeling in your cooking. Now the Question comes to mind, How to make Whole Chicken subtly flavored with Indian spices at HOME?

Learn how to cook MUGHLAI MURGH MUSALLAM in an easy-peasy way right away at your home in your kitchen with the same ingredients you used daily. There also exists recipe for Mutton MusallamThat means no extra preparation required. Cook it right away As it Tastes Delicious. let’s get started!

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

  • Prep Time: 3.30-4 hour
  • Cook time: 31-40 minutes
  • Serve: 4

Ingredients for Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe: 

  • Chicken whole 800 grams
  • black pepper 7-8
  • Cloves 5
  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons
  • Onions Paste 3 tablespoon
  • Browned onion  2 tablespoons
  • Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Yogurt 3 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 3 tablespoons
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Dry fruits ( chopped )
  • Boiled Egg (2 or 4)

For Garam Masala Paste :

  1. Mace 2 strands
  2. Nutmeg powder 1 pinch
  3. Green cardamoms 4
  4. Poppy seeds 1tsp
  5. Grated coconut 1tsp

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe Method:

Step 1: Make Garam masala paste of mace, nutmeg, cardamoms, Grated coconut & poppy seeds

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

Step 2: In a bowl boil water & add ginger-garlic paste & salt. Steam chicken for 5 min (by turning it regularly allowing water to incorporate in it, the purpose is to kill the stinky smell of chicken) after 5 min remove chicken from the bowl & keep aside.

Step 3: In a bowl mix together curd, salt, red chili & 1/2 tsp of garam masala paste & rub this mixture all over the chicken & marinate it for (30 min to 2 hrs in the refrigerator) 

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Step 4: In a bowl mix together brown onion, chopped dry fruits & boiled eggs for chicken filling. Add all the fillings into the chicken & tie it with a thread

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STEP 5: Heat the oil in a deep pan, add black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf ginger-garlic paste, onion paste, green chili paste, ground spices, red chili powder, turmeric powder, Coriander powder, salt &  sauté for 2 minutes. Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade & leftover boiled water. Sauté, stirring lightly until 5min (turning the chicken continuously). Add garam masala paste &  cover the chicken, adjust salt and cook till the chicken is done & till the oil begins to separate. Transfer into a serving dish, sprinkle garam masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves.

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

Step 6: Serve hot with naan or rice.

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

22 Comments on Mughlai Murgh Musallam Recipe

  1. Ruchi Verma
    September 1, 2016 at 5:04 am (2 years ago)

    Loved d way u explained step by step

    • mEaL tO tHe HeArT
      September 1, 2016 at 5:13 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for reviews 🙂 that counts a lot !!!

  2. Modern Gypsy
    September 1, 2016 at 6:49 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! You make this sound and look so easy!

  3. Tina Basu
    September 1, 2016 at 7:11 am (2 years ago)

    Hey so cool, it’s a speciality of bangladesh I know, and in Kolkata we had to pre-order hhis in restaurants. Okay I am making this after this Alexa challenge gets over.

    • mEaL tO tHe HeArT
      September 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Yeah you must try it
      trust me the results will be awesome 🙂
      🙂 THANKS

  4. Yogita Joshi
    September 1, 2016 at 10:51 am (2 years ago)

    Wow… Its so tempting… I was looking for this recipe for long and always ended up to some complicated recipes but yours is simple and looks yummy.
    Seems my weekend menu is sorted now.

    #DreamDirectorReads via #MyFriendAlexa @blogchatter

  5. Rajlakshmi
    September 1, 2016 at 11:13 am (2 years ago)

    this looks absolutely delicious!! And you did all that home… Amazing!

  6. Ranjini
    September 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Yummm.. looks mouth watering. I’ll try this out sometime. Will it be nice if we marinate this overnight? 🙂

    • mEaL tO tHe HeArT
      September 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

      🙂 THANKS
      you must try this method
      no no need to marinate it so long marinate 30 min before you cook 🙂

  7. Stephen
    September 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm (2 years ago)

    to be honest I tried this dish … but i had used my MWO and it just spoiled all the plan cz I messed up with the setting. But we will plan this soon. Loved the idea of tying it with a thread. Yummy 😀

  8. pythoroshan
    May 28, 2018 at 10:19 am (3 months ago)

    Thanks for taking the effort to show it step by step. The final product looks yummy.

  9. Dr.Amrita Basu
    May 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm (3 months ago)

    Unbelievable that you can cook this.Feeling hungry reading

  10. Geethica
    May 30, 2018 at 8:55 pm (3 months ago)

    This makes it easy to prepare the dish.


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