Chicken Kali Mirch

A very simple recipe that is made using your regular pantry ingredients and yields great result. The USP of the recipe is that you can prepare and store the gravy for a really long time! You can also easily recreate a veg version of this wonderful recipe!

Chase the flavors

Serves 2-3

Prep time 10 Minutes

Cooking time 25 Minutes


Onions - 2

Milk - 150ml

Garlic cloves - 8-10

Ginger knots - 2

Green cardamom - 8-10

Black pepper - 1 tbsp

Garam masala - 1 tsp

Chicken cubes - 250 gms

Fresh cream - 1/4 cup

Ghee - 3-4 tbsp

Slit green chillies - 3-4


1) Marinate the cubed chicken with ginger garlic paste, salt; use chicken thighs for a better taste. Keep them covered in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

2) In a saucepan, heat water till it's boiling and to the water add the quartered onions along with milk, garlic cloves, ginger knots, green cardamom and a pinch of salt.

3) Let it all boil and reduce by half. Blend it till you get a smooth gravy, make sure that there are no chunks in it.

4) In a kadai, heat the ghee and fry off the slit green chillies, add in the blended gravy and start cooking.

5) Season the gravy with salt, pepper and garam masala and finish off the gravy with some cream.

6) Add in the chicken and cook it for 12-13 minutes till the chicken is tender.

7) Garnish with chopped coriander and crushed black pepper and serve.

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