Chippa ka Murgh

What is unique about Chippa Ka Murgh?

The term ‘Chippa’ in India generally refers to an earthern claypot used for making this unique recipe and ‘Murgh’ is the coloquial  name referring to chicken

Chicken pieces are typically marinated in a paste of onion, chili powder, giner-garlic paste, garam masala powder and yogurt. This marinade is slow-cooked in a clay pot or ‘Chippa’ making the ‘Murgh’ (chicken) take up the flavorsome aromas of parched earth just after a rainfall 

The unique process of slow-cooking the chicken blended with flavoured spices in a clay pot helps the aromas of the marinade to infuse with the those of the earthern pot, thereby imparting a unique blend of taste to the resulting murgh delicacy !!

Ingredients for Chippa ka Murgh

Chicken ( with or without bone )- 750 gms, diced into 1″ square cubes
Onions – 2 medium sized, sliced, fried and blended into a fine paste
Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder – 2 teaspoons
Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tablespoons
Yogurt – 2 tablespoons (Greek style or hung )
Garam Masala powder – 3/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Clarified butter (Ghee) – 4 tablespoons
Lemon juice -1 -2 teaspoons
Coriander – freshly chopped, 1/2 a cup


To begin, marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric, ginger garlic paste, salt, chili powder, yogurt, and the prepared fried onion paste and garam masala powder
Leave the marinade to rest for about 1 -2 hours (refregirated)
Take the chippa or earthen pot and allow it to heat low flame by adding the ghee
Add the marinated chicken pieces to the hot ghee and give the marinade a good mix using a flattened ladle
Leave the chicken to cook on low flame by covering the pot with a lid while giving the gravy an occasional mix
Cook the murgh (chicken) pieces in the chippa for about 30-40 minutes till the gravy starts to simmer and turns semi-dry
Take the chippa off the stove and drizzle the lemon juice on the cooked gravy
Serve the gravy in the chippa garnished with freshly chopped coriander and onion wedges
Relish this unique recipe with flavored rice or rotis 

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