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Ajwain Murg

By: Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Chicken dish infused with carom seeds

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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A generous quantity of Ajwain gives a distinct flavor to this quick preparation.


8 Chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks) ½ cup Yogurt (Dahi) 2 tsp. Carom seeds (Ajwain) 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste ½ tbsp crushed red chilies ½ cup Cream Salt to taste 3 tbsp. Vegetable Oil ½ cup fresh Cilantro (Dhania)


  1. Marinate chicken pieces with yogurt, carom seeds, ginger garlic paste, red chilies and salt for half hour
  2. Heat oil in a thick pan and add chicken pieces. Do not add the the extra marinade
  3. Cook chicken until it turns brown and all juices are absorbed. Keep moving it to ensure even browning.
  4. Lower the heat and add the rest of the marinade
  5. Add ½ cup of water, cover and cook on low heat until the chicken turns tender.
  6. Add cream and chopped cilantro. Continue frying this until chicken is dry and well coated. Serve hot.

Depending on the kind of chicken, the cooking time can vary. You can omit water in step 5 altogether if the kind of chicken you have cooks easily. Using thigh and drumstick will not make the meat hard when overcooked.

Latest Comments

By nidah on 5/8/2008 5:57:00 AM

Can we use ajwain powder instead of seeds and wht quantity it shuld be used.

By faridaqadeer on 5/8/2008 1:55:00 AM

Mr chef i would like to know what are the rest of the marinades added in chicken in step 4 when the chicken is already marinated in all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe?

By Bhaswati Kedhambadi on 4/26/2008 12:23:00 AM

Great recipee

By Raphael Moraes on 8/29/2007 6:34:00 PM

Mindblowing. This recipe has made me from an Average cook to an Excellent cook I will definitely try your other recipes. Thank You.

By Raphael Moraes on 8/29/2007 5:20:00 PM

Mindblowing. This recipe has made me from an Average cook to an Excellent cook. I will definitely try your other recipes. Thanks

By malihazoobi on 5/14/2007 5:58:00 PM

its yummy.despite of using ajwain.its taste superb.

By HAJRA NAZ on 3/2/2007 4:18:00 PM

i made it today.it was excellent.everybody liked it

By afsheen on 9/25/2006 7:00:00 AM

its a very nice dish i love it


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