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Chicken Chaap: A Mughlai Bong Combination

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Mughalai Cuisine was produced amid Mughal domain intertwining the current Persian and Indian Cuisines Mongol in Persia were called Mughal. In Hindustan (India), the Mughal were called Moghul.

Mughal domain began with Babar in 1526, yet the Persian Cuisine was acquainted with India in excess of three centuries prior. After the freedom of India, the allotment will prompt a culinary transformation for 10 years.

The Mughalai Cuisine of Shahjahan City (Old Delhi) will intertwine with the Mughalai Cuisine of Jahangir City (Lahore). The comparable combination will happen in Pakistan with marginally distinctive accentuation.

In Pakistan, the old Moghul dishes that were cooked from Goat and Sheep are presently arranged utilizing Beef only for their disdain towards Hindus, taste and surface was auxiliary. Pork stay banned in Pakistan.

In India Beef and Pork are unlawful aside from in Goa. In Delhi, Dhaba are situated up on every corner with Tandoor. Existing Seekh Kebab and Korma are presently presented with Punjabi dishes, for example, Tandoori Naan and Tandoori Chicken.

Dhaba Lamb would impact Rogan Josh with tomatoes. Displaced people would present new vegetables, uncommonly tomatoes to country Rajasthan

Amid Mughal domain, Tandoori cooking went past making Naan. The meats were marinated, and cooked in Tandoor. Mughal were Moslems and did not consume Pork. Hindus did not consume Beef.

In this way, both hamburger and pork were evaded in Mughal cooking. Fowls, sheep and goat, and venison were the fundamental meat dishes. More often than not meat was ground, cooked with wheat or rice, wrapped around iron bars (Seekh) and gradually cooked it over open blaze making Seekh Kababs.

The meats with bone were braised in fat and cooked gradually on low high temperature making Korma. The Moghul submerged themselves in the current society with the sustenance, and music. When of Akbar and Jahangir, the combination of the nourishment was finished.

The sheep kebobs were marinated in Indian flavors, the rice pilaf had transformed into Biryani. The dried tree grown foods (Raisins), and nuts (Pistachios, Almonds, and Cashews) were incorporated in sauces, desserts, and rice.

For class, silver and gold palatable foils were utilized to enliven sustenances. The gold and silver were utilized to make supper product. Chinese porcelain was utilized for refreshments. The Durbar turned into a complete group feasting issue.

Chicken chaap is a Bengali mughlai dish. Here big chicken pieces marinated and cooked in fiery and rich poppy seed based sauce. This is a dry sort dish is presented with biryani, naan, rumali roti and so forth.

Chicken Chaap is an extremely conventional and delightful Mughlai Preparation and generally discovered to be arranged in very nearly all the acclaimed restaurants in Kolkata.

It is a rich fragrant arrangement of chicken where the expansive chicken pieces are marinated for a long time of time and afterward cooked in hot and rich sauce of poppy seeds glue.


  • Chicken: 900 gm to 1 kg.
  • Hung Curd/Greek yogurt: 3/4 th to 1 cup( if you don’t have Greek yogurt at your home make it instantly. Take the normal unsweetened yogurt in a muslin cloth and hang it for 30 minutes to 1 hour until all the water drains out from it)
  • Onion: 2 large ( thin slice)
  • Ginger :1 tsp.(Paste)
  • Garlic: 2 tbsp.(Paste)
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder: 2/3 tbsp.
  • Red Chili Powder:1/2 tsp or according to your tolerance
  • Coriander Powder:1 tsp.
  • Salt : As per taste
  • Sugar:1/4 th tsp.
  • Poppy Seeds : 2 tbsp.
  • Whole Cashews: 15 pieces
  • or less as per your choice
  • Water: 1/2 Cup
  • Cardamoms: 4
  • Cinnamon Stick: 1 “
  • Clove:4/5
  • Mace( Javitri) :3/4 blades
  • Star Anise:1
  • Ghee ( Clarified Butter): 2 tbsp
  • Oil:4/5 tbsp.
  • Kewra Water: 3/4 drops


Douse the poppy seeds and the cashews in 1 mug of water for 15 -30 minutes. At that point make a smooth glue of it. You may oblige minimal more water while making the paste, keep it aside.

Dry dish the cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, mace and the star anise until fragrant and after that cool it for at some point. Presently granulate them to make a smooth powder. Keep it independently.

Take the chicken pieces in an extensive dish .Then wash it in warm water and pat dry utilizing tissue or kitchen towel. Blend the chicken pieces completely with all the fixings said in Marinade, list and refrigerate it for 5/6 hours.

Presently include little oil in a container and include the onion cuts. Sear it until the onion gets to be light tan in color. Cool it and after that make a fine glue of the fricasseed onion cuts and keep independently.

Presently take a profound bottomed vessel and hotness the oil alongside the ghee( illuminated margarine) .Add the chicken pieces and broil them on high fire for 2/3 minutes .Now include the marinade mixture and blend consistently.

At that point make the fire minimal low. On medium fire cook the chicken pieces secured until oil begins to turn out from sides. Mix occasionally after few minutes, check whether the chicken pieces turns into delicate or not.

On the off chance that it is carried out then reveal the container and include 1 tsp of ground flavor powder and give an exceptionally decent blend.

Include the kewra water additionally at this time but be exceptionally cautious while including this kewra water as it has an extremely solid flavor . Include just 2/3 drops . Blend and check the flavoring. Include sugar or salt if needed.

Your Chicken Chaap now is prepared. Serve it with Naan , paratha, Tandoori roti or Biryani.

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