Murgh is an Indian(mughal influence perhaps!!) name for chicken and sounds way more exotic. Combine that with chickpeas in a curry dish and you have on your hands a yummy,hot deviation from your standard chicken curry.
Murg Choley is basically boneless chicken pieces cooked with chick peas and spices.I always prefer to cook with it drumsticks(you are more than welcome to try it with boneless chicken).The heat of the spices used in this dish is contrasted by the coolness of the yogurt which also provides a certain tartness..
Try it, you shall not be disppointed ..Lets get cooking :)
You need :
6 large Chicken drumsticks(or use 1 lb cubed boneless chicken)
2 onionS Sliced
2 Cups boiled or canned Chick Peas or choley
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
Salt to taste
1/2 cup curd
1 tsp chilly Powder
1tsp dhania powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 green Chillies Chopped
2 Choti Elaichi(green cardamoms)
5 black Pepper corns
1 Stick cinnamon
diced corriander to garnish
small piece of julienned(sliced thinly) ginger to garnish
This is how you make it :
Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry onions to a light golden hue.Then remove ,grind into a paste and mix with curd. Now,add dry spices to 2 tbsp oil and add the curd-onion mixture.Follow this by adding the chicken drumsticks,dhania powder ,garam masala,salt and chilli powder .Stir it so that mixtures seeps in nicely into the chicken and then cover.Let it cook till the chicken turns tender.Now add the chickpeas(choley) and some water and let it all cook for 10 minutes .Garnish with chopped coriander, green chillies, ginger sliced and enjoy with rice/naan/rotis..