Murg Chanay – Chicken and Chickpeas Curry

One week of Ramadan has flown by and we are into the second week now. Isn’t it like that always, that the time you were so much awaiting for, comes by and flies by before you even realize? This is one such time for us… when blessing are promised in bountiful and when each and every good deeds with the right intentions will be taken into consideration…

The Prophet (PBUH) has said: “Whoever fasts in Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Bukhari) Further more, the Prophet (PBUH) has also said, “Fasting is a shield; it protects you from hell fire and prevent you from sins.” Both these Hadiths (sayings of the Prophet, as we call it) only goes to specify how important fasting is in terms of purifying one’s soul and mind. It all depends upon the level you take it. If the whole process of abstaining from food, drink and natural desires are taken in the positive sense, then the right direction will be achieved.


Off to today’s recipe, which is what I accompanied the Batturas with for my carnivores family. Only chana normally draws very dark and clumsy faces at home, especially my B. When I saw this recipe, I just had to try it and not to mention, the chana disappeared along with the chicken!!! πŸ˜‰ So it is like getting in double proteins into the system, you see…. hehe… This is basically a Pakistani style curry. I had found the recipe on an old FB page which is non-existent now. But it is so delicious, that you will want to make it again and again!



Murg Chanay - Chicken and Chickpeas Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 3/4 cup chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 6 chicken drumsticks 900 gms
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the chickpeas till done in sufficient water in a pressure cooker.
  • Heat another pressure cooker, add the oil and saute the onions and green chillies till it becomes brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic pastes and saute for a minute.
  • Add the chicken legs and give it a gentle mix. Now sprinkle the masalas except the garam masala and also add the tomato on top.
  • Mix it very well, add some salt, close the pressure cooker and cook to one whistle. Switch off and allow the pressure to go off.
  • Open the lid and heat up the curry. Add the cooked chickpeas along with 1/2 cup of the cooked water into the chicken.
  • Add the garam masala and adjust the salt. Simmer it for 5 minutes and serve hot!!!

Join the Conversation

  1. Rafee curry looks delicious.. Never had this combo of chicken and chickpeas! Bookmarked πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much rekha.. πŸ™‚

  2. mmm, looks so delicious, I love chickpea

    1. Thank u so much amalia…

  3. healthy combo…looks delicious

    1. Thank u so much ruxana…

  4. have not tried this combination..gud one.

    1. Thank u so much sona…

    1. Thank u so much saranya…

  5. thi is superb, mouthwatering, awesome combination, irresisting…….wow, i simply can't take my eyes off that serving….

    1. Thank u so much sushmita…

  6. rafee…ivide enganum aa curry undakkiyal..pitte divasathekk oru chana curry akkam…adyam chicken mathram eduth kazhikkum

    1. Haha shaai… πŸ˜€ evide pinne athinumaathram dhayryam aarkullya… πŸ˜‰

  7. Looks so delicious and makes me hungry!.

    1. Thank u so much divya…

  8. looks tasty.. interesting combination of the two chicks :p

    1. Like ur comment!!! πŸ˜€

  9. Hi Rafeeda, love your chicken and chick pea curry, look so good. I sure love to have the gravy in my rice, so appetizing.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

    1. Thank u so much amelia…

  10. These looks inviting πŸ™‚ We always have channa at home, and I think of making this combo, but dont know why never dared to try it πŸ™‚ may be sooner!!

    1. Shud try aara…it's a gud combo.. πŸ™‚

  11. wow chicken and channa ! yummy combo !

    1. Thank u so much shree…

  12. I have seen peas and chicken but channa combo for the first time!! and LOL for Shahina's comment :))

    1. Even I was laughing out on Shaai's comments… thanks dear… πŸ™‚

  13. This is a very delightful combo,I've never come across this before….looks very delicious !

    1. Thank u so much reni…

  14. That's quite a yummy combo Rafee.. Bookmarked !!

    1. Thank u so much chitz…

  15. wonderful combination of chicken with chickpea rafee…

    1. Thank u so much divya…

  16. two best ingredients in a spicy rich gravy, whats not to love…yummm πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much… πŸ™‚

    2. That's a nice variation to try Rafee. Especially during Ramadan,you are sure to find the nutrients there..Healthy meal.
      Hope Ramadan Rocks for you and family…(loved picture of children there …cuties)

    3. thank u so much dhyuthi… πŸ™‚

  17. This is a popular dish here too. Lovely combination, looks delicious! May Allah accept our fasting and forgive our sins!

    1. thank u so much dear… InShaAllah… πŸ™‚

  18. Chicken n chickpeas…kurachu puttu kootti adikkam elle rafee????awesome

    1. oh yes! puttinte oppam nalla combinationayirikkum…thank u so much dear…

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