Sunday Special Moorgir Jhol/ Simple Chicken Curry||Ultimate Comfort food||Goes best with steamed rice (Sada Bhaat),roti or naan

Sunday Special Moorgir Jhol/Simple Chicken Curry is a very popular and common dish in every Bengali home specially on Sundays.

It is a very light chicken curry,with very less spice.

Our version is really slow cooked for a 45-50 minutes,separating oil after adding Evey elements. Slow cooking means less effort,the only effort you need to make when you fry the onions,ginger garlic and the spice whenever you add each of them,stir and cover and allow the oil to separate.

The main ingredient here is the coriander paste,it creates the magic that takes back to reminding us of our: maer hater ranna’, “mom’s cooking”.

Let’s make Sunday Special Moorgir Jhol/Simple Chicken Curry…in my styleπŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Type- Curry
Preparation time- 15-20 minutes

Cooking time- 45-50 minutes


  • 2 lbs chicken with/without bone
  • 3 potato diced in halves
  • For tempering- 2 bay leaves,2-3 whole red chillies,2-3 cardamom pods crushed,2-3 cloves crushed,1/2 inch cinnamon stick crushed
  • For marination- 2 tbs ginger garlic paste,1 tbs salt,1 tbs paprika (kashmiri lal mirch),1 tsp turmeric powder,3 tbs mustard oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tbs red chilli paste (finely grind 4-5 red chillies with 3 tbs water)
  • 2 tbs coriander seeds paste (2 tbs coriander seeds finely grind with 4 tbs water)
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tbs mustard oil
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1.5 cups of water for the gravy


  • In a bowl add the chicken pieces
  • Add 3 tbs mustard oil,1 tbs paprika/ kashmiri lal mirch,1 tsp turmeric powder,1 tbs salt,2 tbs ginger garlic paste and message, marinate the chicken
  • You can keep this marinated chicken overnight also or you can marinate 30-35 minutes before cooking
  • In a pan add 4 tbs mustard oil
  • Heat it and add the tempering from the πŸ‘† ingredients section
  • When aroma comes add 1 cup chopped onions and cook till translucent and leaves it raw smell
  • Now add 2 tbs ginger garlic paste and cook till oil separates
  • Add 1.5 turmeric powder and cook for 3-5 minutes
  • Add 1 tomato chopped and cook till soft
  • Now add 2 tbs red chilli paste and cook
  • Add 2 tbs coriander paste and mix
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame or until oil separates
  • Now add the chicken pieces with the marinade and mix
  • Add salt to taste and mix on a medium flame
  • Add 1.5 cups of water for the gravy
  • Add the diced potatoes
  • Add 2-3 green chillies and now cover and cook for 20-25 minutes on a medium low-medium flame
  • You check on the chicken and the potatoes….it should be done
  • If not cook for more 3-5 minutes
  • Turn off your heat and give it a standing time of 5 minutes and its done
  • Enjoy your Sunday Special Moorgir Jhol/simple chicken curry with steamed rice

We’ve added a step by step video of the recipe πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

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