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Murg Mussallam

By: Hetal
Region: Indian
Dish: Non Vegetarian - Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken,Papaya


* 1kg: Chicken (whole)
* 25 gm: Papaya (raw)
* 4 medium sized: Onions
* 2 inch long piece: Ginger
* 4 cloves: Garlic
* Salt to taste

Masala 'A':

* 50 gm: Desiccated Coconut
* 20 gm. Chironji
* 8 gm: Cardamom (green)
* 8-10: Cloves
* 5 gm: Black Pepper
* 5 gm: Poppy seeds
* 5 gm: Cinnamon

Masala 'B':

* 250 gm: Curd
* 250 gm: Ghee
* 4 Eggs
* 30 gm: Almonds
* 20 gm: Cumin seeds
* 20 gm: Coriander seeds
* 5 gm: Chilli powder
* 2-3: Silver leaves (clean and wash)
* A pinch: Saffron
* A pinch: Saffron colour (edible)
* 1 tsp: Kewra jal


1. Clean and wash chicken. Take care to wash the inside well. Prick all over with the fork.
2. Grind the raw papaya to a paste. Apply it with salt on the chicken rubbing it in well. Marinate for 2 hours. (If a broiler chicken is being used then there is no need to marinate in the papaya paste).
3. Meanwhile, finely slice the onions and fry in ghee till golden brown. Remove and grind half the onions to a paste and keep aside.
4. Also grind garlic and ginger to a paste.
5. Lightly roast ingredients of Masala A and B separately on a griddle and grind to a paste.
6. For the stuffing, hard boil 4 eggs, chop and keep aside.
7. Blanch and peel the almonds and cut into the slivers. Keep aside.
8. Now, remove the papaya paste off the chicken completely.
9. Dissolve the saffron colour in kewra jal and apply on the chicken rubbing inside also.
10. In a bowl, mix masala A and B in the curd and blend well. Then add the coloured chicken to this mix, rub well and marinate for 25 minutes. Then mix half of the fried onions in chopped boiled eggs and stuff inside the body cavity of the chicken.
11. Truss the chicken by bringing the wings and legs close to the body and tie with a thread.
12. Put a lagan or patili on fire and pour ghee which was used for frying the onions and the chicken along with the marinade. Simmer for 30 minutes or till the chicken is done and the ghee appears on the sides. When done, place on a platter and remove the thread.
13. Place the silver leaves on the chicken and garnish with almond slivers. Serve hot with the warqui paratha or sheermal.


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