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Ajwain Murg

Chicken dish infused with carom seeds

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

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

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    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.



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


    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?

    Bhaswati Kedhambadi

    Great recipee

    Raphael Moraes

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

    Raphael Moraes

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


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

    hajra naz

    i made it was excellent.everybody liked it


    its a very nice dish i love it

    Carom seed is Ajwain.


    What are carom seeds?


    A very nice and tasy recipe with no spices but different flavour


    Cilanto is another name (used in north america) for Coriander leaves or Dhania patta


    your recipe is really a newer version but what is clantro