Parsi Salli Murgh Recipe – Salli Marghi

Parsi Salli Murgh is a spicy chicken curry that is typically served with potato straws as a garnish, hence the name, salli murgh.  Boneless chicken, Onions, Homemade tomato puree, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilli, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Garam masala powder, Nutmeg powder, Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cloves (Laung), Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Bay leaves (tej patta), Oil, Potato straws, Bay leaves (tej patta), Oil, Potatoes (Aloo), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   750 grams Boneless chicken , medium pieces  4 Onions , Fine Chopped   1 cup Homemade tomato puree 2 tablespoons Ginger , Paste  2 tablespoons Garlic , Paste  2 tablespoons Green Chilli , Paste  1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder 1 pinch Nutmeg powder 1 pinch Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , crushed 4 Cloves (Laung) ,   2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 2 Bay leaves (tej patta) Oil , for cooking Potato straws , a handful, Salli- straw like potato wafers/chips 2 Bay leaves (tej patta) Oil , for cooking 2 cups Potatoes (Aloo) , made into crispy fries Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a small bunch, finely chopped     20   45     To begin the preparation of Parsi Salli Murgh, wash and clean chicken nicely under running water and keep aside.Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat, add the bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, allow it to sizzle, next add the chopped onions and saute till they attain a deep brown colour. This will take about 5-7 minutes. Now add the tomato puree and completely cook, until the mixture comes together. Now add the dry spice powders- chicken, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, salt and mix well. At this stage, add the nutmeg and cardamom powder, add 1 cup of water and close the pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure has released, open the cooker and transfer the Parsi Salli Murgh into the serving bowl. Serve with a handful of store bought potato straw known as Salli, hence the name of this dish. Serve this Parsi Salli Murgh along with Iranian Berry pulao, and finish off with a traditional, Parsi Lagan Nu Custard Recipe.