Murgh Chole Masala

Murgh Chole Masala is a unique and tasty combination of chicken and chickpeas. Murgh Chole tastes best when had with rotis or parathas. Healthy way of incorporating chicken and peas in one dish into your kids diet.
  • Passive
    24 Hours
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    45 minutes
  • Servings
    6 People


  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana (chickpeas)
  • Salt (as required)
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 medium sized Onion (sliced)
  • 3 medium sized Tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder (see recipe notes below for kid friendly )
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Tandoori masala powder (optional, else use total of 1 tsp garam masala)
  • 1 Kilograms Chicken (cut into medium sized pieces)
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Kasoori meethi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala


  • 1 Soak kabuli chana overnight in sufficient amount of water. Next, day drain the water and wash chana again. Pressure cook them with 2 cups water and 1 tsp Salt on HIGH flame for one whistle, then lower flame and cook for another 10 minutes. Keep them aside and let the pressure from the cooker get released naturally.
  • 2 Heat oil in a vessel, fry onions till soft and golden brown. Cook tomatoes till nice and soft. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes till the raw smell goes.
  • 3 Add Turmeric powder, Red chili powder, Coriander powder, Cumin powder, tandoori masala and fry for a minute.
  • 4 Add the chicken pieces and fry for 5 minutes.
  • 5 Add 2 cups of water and yoghurt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • 6 Add the cooked chana. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes. Adjust the salt.
  • 7 Crush kasoori meethi between your palms and add to the dish. (Kasoori meethi is crushed to release the aroma). Add the garam masala.
  • 8 Cook for another 5 minutes without the vessel lid.
  • 9 Serve hot with rotis or parathas. (See recipe notes below for laccha paratha recipe link).

Recipe Notes

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