Kasuri Malai Murgh Recipe

Shaheen Ali
Kasuri Malai Murgh Recipe
4221 ratings.

Kasuri Malai Murgh is a rich, creamy chicken curry made with cashew paste and fresh cream & flavoured with fresh ground pepper and dry fenugreek leaves. Kasuri Malai Murgh comes from Mughal Cuisine and is a perfect side dish with Rumali Roti or Naan. The creamy, silky gravy with juicy and tender chicken pieces is simply irresistible and can be a show stopper dish at any house party.

Serve Kasuri Malai Murgh with Roomali Rotis or Hot phulkas for a perfect dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other recipes such as

  1. Mutton Do Pyaza
  2. Hyderabadi Marag


Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

70 M


6 Servings


  • 1 kg Chicken , cut into medium pieces
  • 4 Onions , finely chopped
  • 7 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 inch Ginger , grated
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh cream
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts , paste
  • 1/4 cup Melon seeds , paste
  • 2 tablespoons Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Red Chilli powder
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , as required
  • Oil , as required
  • Whole spices
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 2 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mace (Javitri)

How to make Kasuri Malai Murgh Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kasuri Malai Murgh recipe, wash chicken nicely and fry in oil/ghee till they turn golden in colour. Keep them aside.

  2. In the same wok/kadhai, add more oil if needed and add all the whole spices and let them crackle.

  3. Now add finely chopped or ground onion and saute till raw smell goes off.

  4. Now add finely chopped garlic and ginger and saute till golden.

  5. Add the fried chicken in the onion mix and fry in high flames for 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Now add fresh curd and kasuri methi and mix everything well.

  7. Fry the chicken in low to medium flame till curd leaves water. Cover the lid and allow the chicken to cook for 8 to 10 mins. Meanwhile adjust oil if needed.

  8. As soon as the curd reduces and oil starts leaving from the sides, add coriander powder, red chilli powder and chopped green chilies.

  9. Mix and fry for 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame.

  10. Now add fresh cream and cashew-melon seeds paste and mix such that everything incorporates well.

  11. Fry for some time and add salt and water as per required consistency. Close the lid and cook.

  12. Once the chicken is done, add freshly ground black pepper and some more crushed kasuri methi and turn off the gas.

  13. Serve Kasuri Malai Murgh with Roomali Rotis or Hot phulkas for a perfect dinner.