Murgh Choley, also known as Chicken Chana Masala, is a popular dish in the Indian subcontinent, particularly in Pakistan and northern India. It is a flavorful and aromatic dish made with tender chicken and chickpeas cooked in a spicy tomato-based curry.
To make murgh choley, bone-in chicken pieces are marinated in yogurt and spices, then browned in oil. Chopped onions, garlic, and ginger are sautéed in the same pan, then tomato puree and spices are added to make the base of the curry. The chicken is added back to the pan along with chickpeas and simmered until tender and the flavors have melded together.
The dish is typically seasoned with a blend of ground spices, including cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder, which give it a warm and spicy flavor. Some variations may also include additional ingredients such as potatoes, green chilies, and cilantro.
Murgh choley is commonly served with steamed rice, naan bread, or roti, and can be garnished with fresh cilantro, lemon wedges, and sliced onions for added flavor and texture. It is a hearty and satisfying dish that is perfect for a comforting weeknight meal or for entertaining guests.