Murgh Mussallam

An absolute delight for meat-lovers. Little hard to make but worth all the effort!
Fairly difficult

Murgh Mussallam
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 10m


For 4 Person(s)


  • 5 grams chili powder (for Masala B)
  • 20 grams coriander seeds (for Masala B)
  • 20 grams cumin seeds (for Masala B)
  • 20 grams chironji (for Masala A)
  • 50 grams desiccated coconut (for Masala A)
  • 5 grams poppy seeds (for Masala A)
  • 8 grams green cardamom (for Masala A)
  • 5 grams black pepper (for Masala A)
  • 8 cloves (for Masala A)
  • 5 grams cinnamon (for Masala A)
  • 2 silver leaves
  • 4 eggs
  • 30 grams almonds
  • 250 grams ghee
  • 1 tablespoon(s) kewra water
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 250 grams curd (yogurt)
  • 2 inches of ginger piece
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 medium sized onions
  • 2 tablespoon(s) salt (to taste)
  • 25 grams raw papaya
  • 1 kilo(s) whole chicken
  • 4 eggs (for Masala B)
  • 250 grams ghee (for Masala B)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) kewra water (for Masala B)
  • 250 grams curd (yogurt) (for Masala B)
  • 1 pinch of saffron (for Masala B)
  • 1 pinch of edible saffron color (for Masala B)
  • 30 grams almonds
  • 2 silver leaves

Murgh Mussallam Directions

  1. Clean and wash the chicken, taking care to wash the inside well.  
  2. Prick all over with the fork. Grind the raw papaya to a paste -and apply it with salt on the chicken rubbing it in well. Marinate for 2 hours. (If a broiler chicken is being used then there is no need to marinate in the papaya paste).  
  3. Meanwhile, finely slice the onions and fry in ghee till golden brown. Remove and grind half the onions to a paste and keep aside.  
  4. Grind garlic and ginger to a paste. Then lightly roast ingredients of masala A and B separately on a griddle and grind to a paste.  
  5. For the stuffing, hard boil 4 eggs, chop and keep aside.  
  6. Blanch and peel the almonds and cut into the slivers. Keep aside.  
  7. Now, remove the papaya paste off the chicken completely. Dissolve the saffron colour in kewra jal and apply on the chicken rubbing inside also.  
  8. In a bowl, mix masala A and B in the curd and blend well. Then add the coloured chicken to this mix, rub well and marinate for 25 minutes.  
  9. Then mix half of the fried onions in chopped boiled eggs and stuff inside the body cavity of the chicken. Truss the chicken by bringing the wings and legs close to the body and tie with a thread.  
  10. Put a lagan or patili on fire and pour the ghee which was used for frying the onions and the chicken along with the marinade.  
  11. Simmer for 30 minutes or till the chicken is done and the ghee appears on the sides. When done, place on a platter and remove the thread.  
  12. Place the silver leaves on the chicken and garnish with almond slivers.
  13. Serve hot with the warqui paratha or sheermal.