Mughlai Murg Mussalam

Taking up from where I left yesterday… ย I have been thinking about myselPinf quite a bit these days. It really surprises me that how certain incidents in your life can taper down certain unwanted characters in you and shape you to become a totally different person. There were times when I used to get really hyper and worried about how things would turn up but now, somehow I have mellowed down, not wanting to stress myself thinking too much about the future. I see that as a very good sign… something I really wanted to happen in me! That doesn’t mean that I don’t think about the past, but at the same time, the way my life is now, Alhamdulillah, I feel so contented and pacify myself regarding why Allah must have made those incidents happen in my life and also that He will be there to lift me up in case of any more crisis. Sometimes you need certain hits to come your way to change yourself for good… InShaAllah, only hoping to carry forward the new change in a really positive way… ๐Ÿ™‚


To the recipe for today – if you are not a person of spice, this is the curry for you. While browsing through my cookbooks, I saw this recipe and what fancied me was naturally the saffron in the curry!!! Hehe… This is such a mild curry, but having a distinct flavor of the ground masala and the saffron, of course. Even though we had this curry with chapathis, I feel that it would go best with some white rice due to its mildness. I always though musallams were meant to be whole – like whole chicken, whole vegetable, etc. so I was surprised to see a musallam with cut pieces of chicken. As long as it tastes different and good, then why not try it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Off to this simple recipe…ย Recipe adapted from “Art of Cookery” by Mrs. K. M. Mathew



Mughlai Murg Mussalam

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken cut into medium pieces
  • 1/4 cup shallots
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 dry red chillies only skin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp peppercorns crushed
  • 2 onions sliced and squeezed in salt water
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • A pinch saffron
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind ingredients under "for paste" into a smooth paste and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Saute the peppercorns for a minute, then add the onion. Cook till soft.
  • Add the ground masala and sautรฉ for around 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces and stir well.
  • Add the garam masalaย powder along with the tomatoes and adjust the salt. Mix well.
  • Close the pan and allow to cook the chicken. Add water if required (I did not!).
  • Dissolve the saffron into warm milk. Add this to the cooked chicken. Allow to boil.
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot with rotis or rice!

Join the Conversation

  1. Murg Musallam seems so yummy dear. Like that words also So true rafee.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  2. delicious and finger licking murg mussalam,,, makes me hungry…

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  3. Feeling content and peaceful is really in achievement in today's life.. The murg mussalam looks nicely made…

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  4. Nice ..must be a treat for Nv lovers ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chitra… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Looks so yummy dear …Love it !!

    1. Thank you so much Asha…

  6. Murg Mussalam.. the name is new to me.. recipe is good and easy it seems.Will try once. Also the quote about content in life is absolutely amazing rafeeda.. its true actually.. Keep goin ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ranjani for coming by… ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. delicious and yummy Murg mussalam..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  8. love the whole spices in gravy, looks amazing.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  9. Makes me hungry,highly irresistible.

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  10. Worrying does not do anything good but staying positive and moving ahead does!
    The mussalam looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Really true, Rekha… thanks a lot dear… ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Yummy and delicious dish…

    1. Thank you so much Aysha…

  12. Murg mussalam looks very yummy and creamy..

    1. Thank you so much Bhawna…

  13. Would love to taste this! Looks really delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  14. super tempting Murg mussalam…yummy

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  15. Rich looking murg mussallam, i can have it with anything..

    1. Thank you so much Priya akka…

  16. wow mughalai mussalam looks very nice …

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  17. Yummy and super tempting chicken curry

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  18. I'm gonna try this dear…..for todays dinner……Looks so creamy and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Rafee, I am literally eating with my eyes! Its only 7 in the morning, and that dish is making me starve lunch already!

    1. Thank you so much Reva…

  20. Yum to the beautiful and delicious flavor.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  21. We had t for the dinner with chapati….my better half n daughter loved t…..Thanx for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That was really quick, Remya… so glad to know that you all enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. really delicious murg mussalam dear… that words are so true…..

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  23. it looks delicious and glad to find another way to cook chicken

    1. Thank you so much Amila…

  24. A tasty and new chicken recipe….loved it….
    Now me too trying to change my mind…I am really a tensed and worried person and passing through such a situation now. But trying to think positive….

    1. Resna, always try to be positive… I am trying to read a lot, especially of Quran history to pep up my spirits, and believe me, it helps a lot… thanks a lot dear…

  25. Super yummy and thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  26. vaayil kappal oddikan mathram vellam onde eppol…looks so tempting

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  27. yummy and delicious

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  28. Looks absolutely delicious, Iโ€™m sure my family would love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ambreen… ๐Ÿ™‚

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