Braised chicken (a la Dum Murgh)

Here’s a recipe for Braised chicken, a la Dum Murgh, a personal favorite! This is perfect for when you need something flavorful and hearty!

What is braising?
Braising (from the French word braiser) is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: typically, the food is first sautéed or seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pan/pot at a lower temperature while sitting in some amount of liquid.
It is a simple and effective way to tenderize meat while cooking it in a flavorful manner. In the above recipe, the chicken is browned first and then braised.



15 chicken drumsticks, de-skinned
Oil for braising, as required
200 ml water or chicken stock
Italian style marinade:
  • 15 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 30 gm red chilli flakes or paprika
  • 30 gm oregano powder
  • 30 gm mixed Italian herb powder
  • 5 gm black pepper powder
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 5 gm salt
  1. Make a marinade by mixing in balsamic vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, chilli flakes, oregano, mixed Italian herbs, black pepper,salt and 30 ml olive oil.
  2. Marinate the chicken drumsticks in the prepared marinade and leave covered in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. To prepare chicken; heat olive oil (as much as needed) in a thick bottomed flat pan.
  4. Add marinated chicken drumsticks to the hot oil in a single layer without crowding.
  5. Brown the chicken pieces by cooking for 6/8 minutes on each side.
  6. Sprinkle spoonfuls of water or chicken stock as you cook the drumsticks further, to prevent sticking to the pan.
  7. Cook the chicken covered for 20 minutes or more, till it is tender and cooked.
  8. Check and turn the chicken pieces with a tong as you braise them.
  9. As the chicken cooks most of the liquid present should dry out. Let some glazed pan juices remain.
  10. Toss and coat the cooked drumsticks in the leftover pan juices and serve hot sprinkled with fresh basil leaves.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. reina gidwani says:

    Yummy ThanksReina

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