Aam Murgh Recipe

Aam Murgh
Mango Chicken 'Curry'
Submitted By: Taz


1 lbs Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast (Murgh) - cut into bite sized pieces
1 medium Green Mango (Aam) - peeled, pitted, cubed
2 medium Onions (Pyaz) - thin sliced
4 Roma Tomatoes (Tamatar) - cut into wedges
2 Fresh Green Chiles (Hari Mirch) - seeded and minced
3 cloves Fresh Garlic (Leh-sun) - grated into a paste
½ inch piece Fresh Ginger (Adrak) - grated into a paste
4 Curry Fresh Leaves (Kaddi Patta)
1 ¼ Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (Nariyal ka Doodh)
1 tsp Red Chile Powder (Lal Mirchi)
1 tsp Coriander Seed (Dhania Saabut) - roasted and ground into a fine powder
½ tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
¼ tsp Nigella Seed (Kalonji)
2 Tbs Oil
Kosher Salt (Namak) to taste
Jaggery (Gur) OR Granulated Sugar (Chini) to taste*

  1. Place prepped chicken in a medium mixing bowl and add nigella seed, garlic, ginger, red chile powder, ground coriander, turmeric, salt to taste, and half of the mango slices - Thoroughly combine - Set aside
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy bottomed pan, wok or large kadahi over medium-high heat until shimmering
  3. Once oil is hot, add onions and sauté until golden brown (apx 8-10 minutes) - Add curry leaves and stir lightly for 1 minute
  4. While constantly stirring, slowly add the chicken mixture to onions until thoroughly combined
  5. Add coconut milk - Bring to a simmer (adjust heat as necessary to maintain simmer) and allow to cook for 12-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed
  6. Add the remaining mango slices, tomatoes, and green chiles and cook (stirring frequently) for 2-5 minutes until mango and tomatoes have released their liquid making a thin 'gravy'
  7. Serve hot along with basmati rice, chapatti, and pickle of choice
* Not all green (unripe) mangos are equal... While all are 'tart', some can be downright mouth
   puckering sour! If the dish is too sour for you, or your mango is 'extra' tart then you may
   wish to add a 
little grated jaggery or sugar to balance the flavor to your taste 

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