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Dum Ka Murgh recipe

Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh Recipe,Lagan Ka Murgh

Hyderabadi Special Chicken Dish - Dum Ka Murgh/Dum Ka Chicken
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 -5
Calories 500 kcal


  • 1 kg chicken cut into pieces and washed well
  • 3 tablespoon oil/ghee
  • 1 cup fried onions
  • 1 tablespoon dry grated coconut
  • 3-4 cashewnuts
  • 1 teaspoon chironji seeds
  • 4-5 almonds soaked
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 2 teaspoon coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


For the paste:

  • In a griddle/tawa, dry roast the coconut, dry roast the cashewnuts, dry roast chironji seeds, dry roast poppy seeds.
  • Peel the soaked almonds.
  • Make a paste of all the ingredients and keep it aside.

For the Curry:

  • Marinate the chicken with salt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste for about 30 minutes.
  • In a lagan/wok heat oil or ghee, add cinnamon stick, cardamoms, blended paste of all the nuts, stir well and cook the masala until oil appears at the sides.
  • Add red chilli powder, green chilli paste, salt, tomato puree, yogurt, fried brown onions, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add marinated chicken, salt, chopped mint leaves, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala powder, pepper powder and cook well until chicken gets tender.
  • Garnish with onions, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  • Serve with rotis or rice.


I have just blended the raw tomatoes into puree and added into the curry. One can also add the tomato puree that is available in the market.


Nutrition Facts
Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh Recipe,Lagan Ka Murgh
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.