Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh (Easy Recipe Inside)


Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh (Easy Recipe Inside)

Hyderabadi dum ka murgh is a flavourful blend of chicken, spices and herbs.

The quintessential Indian chicken curry has the power to unite every non-vegetarian. The smooth texture, aromatic spices and herbs, and succulent chicken chunks tossed together make for one of the most indulgent meals ever! Don’t you think? Then be it the creamy butter chicken, fiery kadhai chicken or chicken tikka masala, each one hits differently on your taste buds. But one thing remains the same- the bliss! Without losing the essence of traditional chicken curries, each region in India dishes out a mouth-watering version that doesn’t fail to impress our taste buds.

Hyderabadi cuisine is known for its lip-smacking biryanis and non-vegetarian curries. And if you haven’t tried the authentic and flavourful Hyderabadi chicken curry yet, you have certainly missed out a heavenly treat. But here’s your chance to do that right in the comfort of your home- with an easy, yummy, aromatic Hyderabadi dum ka murgh recipe which will definitely tingle your taste buds and leave you craving for more!

(Also Read: 13 Best Indian Chicken Curry Recipes)


Hyderabadi dum ka murgh is an interesting recipe that is cooked entirely in ‘dum style’- a process of slow-cooking which results in a one-pot dish of aromatic and delightful flavours. Slow-cooking is most commonly used in biryanis but also leads to lip-smacking results when used in curries. It involves cooking the ingredients in a sealed, heavy bottomed vessel for hours or even overnight in some cases. The slow cooking works like magic in infusing the flavours of the spices and herbs and makes the meat tender.

How To Make Hyderbadi Dum Ka Murgh | Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Recipe

This recipe of chicken curry involves mixing all the ingredients – including a fresh, homemade powder of cashew, chironji, cumin and coriander, together with chicken. It is left to marinate and covered for about 4 hours. Post the marination, the chicken is sealed with some atta dough, cooked for about half an hour and served hot! The flavours of deep-fried onions, chillies and spices, including cinnamon, ginger-garlic and cumin are deeply seeped into the chicken due to the ‘dum’ process. You can pair this with rice or roti.

Find the full recipe of Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh here.

Try this Hyderabadi chicken recipe at home and share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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