Murg Mussalam – Whole Cornish Hen in Spicy Gravy

Murg Mussalam – Whole Cornish Hen in Spicy Gravy

Murg Mussalam:


For Marination:

Whole Chicken(I used Rock Cornish Hen)
Onion bulb onion grated
Green chili 1 minced
Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Pepper powder 1/2 spoon
Coriander powder 1/2 spoon
Cumin powder 1/2 spoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon.

Onion grated
Tomato 2 pureed
Cardamon 6
Bay leaves 2
Almonds 15 – paste
Ghee for frying
Cilantro leaves few.


In a shallow pan, heat ghee and throw in the whole spices. Add onions and tomatoes, fry real good, once it is aromatic, add the marinated chicken. Cover and cook.

Further add almond paste, continue cooking. Once oil shows up on the top, add the chopped cilantro leaves, remove from heat.

Serve warm to go with your chappathis or rotis.


23 Responses so far.

  1. meeso says:

    Lovely gravy, looks delicious!

  2. Priya says:

    Omg, wat a mouthwatering dish, looks super rich and creamy..

  3. Dear malar
    hats off to you on this dish…( I am left with few hats only after reading all your dishes so far)
    Great one ..although I have many recipe having this name but never dared try them so far, it is tough but nothing is that tough for you in the kitchen at least ..I am sure .
    Have a great lazy sunday

  4. Uma says:

    whole chicken recipe is new for me.. too tempting..
    yucca halwa with pumpkin seeds is innovative..

  5. I have never cooked an entire chicken without chopping! Does the salt go all the way in with just slits? Any other trick for marination? That too cooked whole chicken in a pan! How do you know its cooked through without cutting some? Thermometer like in oven? Anyway, looks really cool!

  6. BeenaShylesh says:

    wow……..delisious dear…..would love to taste… some from the curry…

  7. priya says:

    hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog!!..please collect it!

  8. chick swimming in the spicy gravy..looking awesome..spicy and mothwatering dish…looks lovely

  9. Aparna says:

    wowww yummyyy..very much inviting..combo with rotiss..:)

  10. AshKuku says:

    Awesome prep no doubt & eye catching captures….. Loved this post… more than ever….. As it is MURGHI!!!! But seriously I laughed at the captures…. Actually the positions of the murghi in marination & gravy…….. LOL!!!! I enjoyed this post to the core…. Thanks for making my day……


  11. seerla says:

    hey Malar, i wish some technology allows me to grap one leg of this chicken from here..

  12. shahana says:


  13. shriya says:

    wow!!! It looks soo inviting. Nice recipe and it must be delicious.

  14. looks delicious…
    i have never tried it, but this is tempting…

  15. Gravy looks rich & yummy with all the spices..

  16. Malar,,chicken curry rombha nalla irukku hmm,,full chicken floating in gravy dear,,makes me hungry..

  17. Hema says:

    OMG!!! Rich and creamy gravy. Beautiful picture in a delicious way.

  18. Sridevi says:

    Very tempting dish and lovely presentation.

  19. Great dish Malar…I have never tried cooking with whole hen like this…I like this dish with the thick gravy and the whole Cornish hen :)

  20. Suman says:

    WOW..thats a interesting, rich n delicious looking murg mussalam..never tried my making a whole chicken…really interesting…love the presentation…yummy!

  21. so good, just to look at it. simple recipe too… all podis no grinding, I like it. Thanks for sharing

  22. emryl says:

    oh this is too yummy Malar….Wish could have a bite of it..

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