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Monday, March 18, 2013

Shorshe Murgi: Indian Chicken Curry With Mustard Paste


Shorshe Murgi is not for weak hearts.....Yes  a gentle reminder that mustard oil is known for it's pungency, strong smell and flavour and we Bengalis can't live without it !! There are some particular dishes in which we use only mustard oil. One word of caution though, people who are averse to mustard may find it too hot to handle, you can replace with vegetable oil but taste would not be the same . But no harm in taking the challenge and once you are used to the taste then enjoy this spicy hot chicken curry.
 
Ingredients:
1 kg Chicken Boneless (I have used here 750 gms)
3 tbsp Mustard oil / vegetable oil
2-3 Onions, ground to paste
4-5 Green chilies, slit
1/4 cup Mustard seeds paste (I used both black and white)
2 tbsp Curd
1 big Tomato, ground to paste
1 tbsp Ginger
2 tbsp Garlic
2 Black cardamons
4 Green cardamoms
4 Cloves
1/2 " Cinnamon stick
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder 
1 1/2 cups of Water
 Salt to taste

Method:
Wash chicken pieces and pat them dry with a kitchen towel. Apply half of onion paste, curd, red chilli powder, salt, ginger and garlic, mix it thoroughly. 

Cover and keep it aside for half an hour. In a pressure cooker heat mustard oil on high flame, when smoky reduce the heat and add cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon stick. Let them crackle and then add remaining onion paste.

 Fry on low heat till it changes to light pink color. Add marinated chicken fry on low flame for next 10 minutes. By now the water will tend to dry up from the curd. Add green chillies, turmeric and red chilly powder and fry a little. Cover and cook on low flame and keep stirring from time to time to avoid getting it burnt from the bottom. Ideally this should take 15 minutes. When it leaves oil add tomato paste and cook on medium flame. 

When the oil floats and the chicken looks golden brown add water and boil on high flame till first boil. Close the lid of cooker and simmer on low flame for 10-12 minutes or till first whistle comes. Switch off the burner and let the steam pass off. Add mustard paste and stir well to mix thoroughly and simmer 5 more minutes. Just remember after adding mustard paste if you cook it for longer time you may get the bitter taste later. So remove from flame and garnish with green chillies. Serve hot with steamed rice.



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37 comments:

  1. Delicious curry,cooking set remains me childhood days:) cute presentation ...

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  2. Woww!! Lovely!!! Gonna try it soon..

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  3. Lovely presentation Deepa. I love shorshe curries and will attempt this with veggies.

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  4. mouthwatering here....chicken curry looks absolutely delicious.

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  5. i would love to try this out...yummy recipe

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  6. Hello,
    Wow, I loved the presentation as well as the curry.
    Have a nice week ahead!

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  7. Dear deepa
    Very nice ! I take note of using garam masla . The one I make is just lot of sorshe garlic and chili paste and tomato.
    Now I will try your awesome recipe .
    Kaku

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  8. Looks so yum ...delish with that pulao ...nice pics dear

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  9. Looks so delish,Deepa!! Wonderful snaps!
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  10. nice pics deepa.. like the platter..

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  11. tempting photos and mouthwatering chicken curry..

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  12. Deepa, always a pleasure visiting your space. Such a beautiful and colorful presentation. Love that platter and of course your delicious and mouth watering preparation.

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  13. Wow wow wow... Delicious n tempting chicken curry... A must try recipe... I don't care of the mustard oil if the dish tastes good... He he he... Bookmarked dear....

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  14. Looks delicious! I have not tried mustard oil before, would love to!

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  15. I can get the "Shorshe r jhanj"... look too yummmy for words... I love the use of the baby ccoking set as props ... esp the gas stove!

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  16. Mustard oil,mustard paste, can ask more,inviting chicken curry,makes me hungry.

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  17. Super good looking, neat pics to go with!

    Puja

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  18. Lovely Chicken Curry...Daroon hoyeche... sajiyecho daroon...

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  19. Thats a unique curry...I love to try and experiment with chicken and this one is tempting me ..Thats a cute presentation with cooking set :)

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  20. Wow - this is a wonderful recipe...so rich for any rice side

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  21. I enjoy a good spicy dish. I would really enjoy this one. I am not sure I have ever seen mustard oil. I will be more aware when I am shopping.

    Velva

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  22. Love your presentation Deepa :) and the cooking set is so me when I was a kid ;)

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  23. Tempting and delicious chicken curry.. Love the presentation.. Those mini kitchen set looks so cute

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  24. Nice & cute presentation!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. yummy recipe..thanks for sharing

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  26. The pics are just fabulous ! will try your version of sorshe chicken too. love this mustard heady dish

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  27. Looks super creamy and yummy !!! Loved the cute presentation.

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  28. Looks really good, have not had too many dished with mustard oil!

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  29. Aww..yummy murgi,luvly click dear

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  30. Will try a vegetarian twist with this recipe. Looks good. Like the pic with the little toys. Must have got a smile on the little one's face

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  31. Wow....cool blog with super duper recipes and photos.Love to follow uu.
    Curry look super delicious.

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