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Simple Murgir Jhol (Chicken Curry)


I am an inborn chicken lover. During summer it is not always healthy to eat spicy chicken preparations. For this reason my mom used to make this simple jhol / curry for me. It tastes really good with plain hot rice or plain roti. Give it a try.

Simple Murgir Jhol (Chicken Curry)


  • Chicken 10-15 pcs.
  • One big onion finely chopped.
  • One tomato chopped.
  • Ginger and garlic paste 2 Teaspoon.
  • Whole spices (1 bay leaf, 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds, 2 green cardamoms, 5 whole black pepper).
  • Spice powder (turmeric 3 Teaspoon, cumin 1 Teaspoon, coriander 1 Teaspoon, red chili 1 Teaspoon).
  • Two green chilies.
  • Salt and sugar.
  • Mustard oil 6 Teaspoon.
  • Warm water.


  • Marinate the chicken pieces with 2 Teaspoons turmeric powder, 1 Teaspoon red chili powder, 2 Teaspoons mustard oil and some salt. Keep aside for 2 hours.
  • Take a pan. Heat the remaining mustard oil.
  • Add 2 Teaspoons of sugar. Caramalize it.
  • Then add the whole spices. Saute it for a minute.
  • Add the chopped onion. Fry this till it gets golden.
  • Then add ginger and garlic paste. Mix it for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and some salt. Cook this for 10 minutes in slow flame.
  • Then add all mentioned spice powder. Mix it and cook this another 7 minutes.
  • When the oil starts separating add the marinated chicken. Mix it very well.
  • First cook this chicken in high flame for 7 minutes. Then reduce the flame to medium and cook this with lid for 15 minutes.
  • You can see chicken will release its own juices.
  • Then add 2 cups of warm water and green chilies. Cook this for another 25 minutes.
  • Check the chicken. Gravy should be runny.

Your simple chicken curry is ready ...
  • Serve this hot with plain roti or rice ...

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