Savour The Ultimate Bengali Murgir Mangshor Jhol This Festive Season!

Murgir Lal Jhol with rice

“Aloo diye murgir lal jhol banailam” is a happy statement that one can hear in many Bengali households. This Bengali Murgir Jhol is the ultimate comfort food that can be enjoyed with hot rice or chapatti on any given day. With Durga Puja around the corner, the hectic yet fun schedules that you may have will not give you enough time to prepare a dish that requires many ingredients and cooking techniques. This Bengali chicken recipe will make for the best spicy, flavoursome and comforting dish.

The one crucial trick to preparing this Lal Murgir Jhol is to use only fresh chicken as it enhances the flavours of the curry. And to find such chicken, Licious is the one-stop destination. At Licious, our chicken is sourced from biosecure farms and given vegetarian feed. Furthermore, all our meats are passed through 150+ safety & quality checks and contain no hormones or antibiotic residue. Our chicken is never frozen, instead, it is temperature-controlled at every stage to maintain freshness. For complete convenience, our experts cut & clean the meat, so you don’t have to.

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What is Lal Murgir Jhol or Deshi Murgir Jhol Recipe?

This is a typical dish the Bengalis enjoys many days a week and during special events. It is easy to prepare and promises every chicken lover the most delicious meal. In the Bengali language, ‘ Murgi’ means ‘chicken’, and ‘Jhol’ means gravy. The jhol in this dish is thin and runny, rich in the flavours of meat and spices. It is also a Desi Murgir Jhol recipe where country chicken is used more often than broiler chicken.

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How to Make an Authentic and Homestyle Murgir Mangsho Jhol?
To make this popular Bengali Murgir Jhol recipe, every ingredient you use, especially the chicken, should be fresh. Also, adding potatoes to this chicken curry makes it extra special and rich' this is a common ingredient in many Bengali dishes, including non-vegetarian recipes. Prepare it by following the step-by-step process below, and you are in for a treat!
Murgir Lal Jhol with rice
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Murgir Lal Jhol with rice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken along with turmeric and half the salt to marinate.
    Chicken marinating for Murgir Lal Jhol
  2. Boil a cup of water and soak the dried red chillies and Kashmiri red chillies for about 20 minutes.
  3. Grind the chillies along with the ginger and garlic.
  4. Take a deep pan and heat mustard oil.
  5. Add the chilli, garlic and ginger paste and saute for 3 minutes or till the raw smell fades.
  6. Add the bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and onions. Mix the ingredients in the pan well.
  7. Add sugar and keep stirring for about 10 minutes.
  8. Add the potatoes, salt and yoghurt and cook till the potatoes are more than half cooked but not thoroughly cooked.
  9. Add the chicken and stir everything properly.
    Chicken in pot for Murgir Lal Jhol
  10. Once the chicken is well roasted, add water and bring it to a boil.
  11. Cook for 20 minutes or till the chicken is cooked.
    Cooked Murgir Lal Jhol
  12. Serve hot with rice!
    Murgir Lal Jhol with rice
Recipe Notes

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