Murg Qaliya

Qaliya is type of curry made with Meat or chicken.
This is a special curry of Gujarat & consumed with Muslim Naan.

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Serves : 3
Ingredients & Method

500gm chicken
1/2 cup oil
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
Whole garam Masala ( 1 black cardamom, 3 pepper corn, 2 cloves, 1/2″ cinamon)
2 tsp chopped coriander

II. Grind to a paste 1 tomato + 2 tbsp curd

1 large onion Birasta (Check Note below) grinded  with enough water to form a paste

IV.  Prepare all the masala with 1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1  tsp coriander powder
1 tsp salt (Adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 glass water


  1. Heat oil in a pan ( can use the same oil in which onion were fried*)
  2. Add in whole garam masala.
  3. When it crackles add in ginger garlic paste. Fry till the smell vanishes.
  4. Now add in masala paste (IV). Fry for few secs
  5. Add in chicken & fry for few minutes till it releases its juices ( approx 2 min)
  6. Now goes in birasta paste (III).Fry for few minutes
  7. Add in tomato curd mixture (II). Cook till oil get separated.
  8. Lastly add chopped coriander & a glass of water.
  9. Cover & cook till chicken is tender.
  10. The consistency of this gravy is thin as it is eaten with Naan.
* BIRASTA (Browned Onion):
 Slice the onions in moon shape. Add it in hot oil till light brown. Drain & keep it on a kitchen towel. When cool it is crisp. Can be stored for a month in fridge .Use as required.

Tip: For Crispier Onion add some salt at the time of frying.

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