Salli Nu Chicken is a Recipe that Combines Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice!

Chicken sali boti

The Salli Nu Chicken is a chicken curry cooked in the Parsi style. This Parsi chicken curry is prepared with a burst of flavours and herbs and is topped with potato straws known as Salli. The explosion of flavours offers a soulful experience as you take the first bite. It is served on particular days or occasions like Parsi New year to add a kick to the party. 

Also called Parsi Salli Murgh, it is the quintessential Parsi dish. The rich flavours of the chicken curry and the crunchiness of fried potatoes make a delectable combination.

If you’re looking for an authentic recipe, we at Licious, have you covered. We have customised an easy-to-follow Parsi Salli Murgh Recipe for you. 

What is Salli Nu Chicken? 

Salli Nu Chicken came to India during the early 17th century when Parsis from Iran immigrated to parts of the world, especially India and Pakistan. With time, Indians started falling in love with this mouth-watering dish prepared during the Parsi New Year. 

The word “Salli” means potato stick, these are used to add a crunchy element. Other names of the plate are Jardaloo Salli Marghi, salli boti or murgh and so on. The main ingredient of this Parsi non-veg recipe is the chicken, which is cooked with dried apricots, aromatic spices, and herbs and further topped with fried potatoes. 

The chicken pieces are sauteed well with veggies like garlic, onion, and potatoes, making them flavoursome and spicy. Also, jaggery is an inextricable part of the Parsi cuisine that works as a sweetener in all dishes. However, the taste is mellowed down a notch just by adding fried matchstick potatoes. 

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Recipe of Salli Nu Chicken Boti - 
Chicken sali boti
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Parsi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Parsi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Chicken sali boti
Instructions
  1. Drain and dry the potato sticks and deep fry them until golden and crispy. Set aside.
  2. Marinate the chicken with ginger/garlic paste. Keep it aside for some time.
  3. Take a kadai or a pressure cooker. Add oil and heat it over medium flame.
  4. Once the oil heats, add onions. Allow the onion to soften over a medium flame.
  5. Once the onions have softened, add the bay leaf and star anise.
  6. Also, add tomatoes, chopped green chilli and crushed green cardamom.
  7. Stir and cook over low flame till the tomatoes soften.
  8. Add chilli powder and garam masala.
  9. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Then add in the jaggery and chicken. Allow the chicken to caramelise.
  10. Add 3 teacups of water and allow it to simmer for at least 15-20 minutes, or pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.
  11. Remove the curry to a flat dish. Add some chopped coriander. Also, don't forget to top it up with crispy potatoes or Salli.
Recipe Notes

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