Chicken Ritchie Rich

Chicken Ritchie Rich

March 1, 2012 0 By Sanzeeta

I chose this recipe over many recipes for a reason; I wanted a different flavour for our readers. Although this is a recipe from Nita Mehta as ‘Dum Murg Kali Mirch’, I tried it out to test and taste. I liked it – it was different!. I’m writing elaborately wherever I thought some explanation was needed and would benefit you. I did not modify it but yes I did take concern on the consistency of the gravy and aroma of black pepper not to dominate the dish completely.

Celebrate Woman’s day !


  1. Half kg of chicken cut into 7/8 pieces

  2. 3-4 green cardamoms

  3. 2 tablespoon oils. You can go for a half spoon more too

  4. 2 medium sized onions. Finely chop them in short slender translucent

  5. 1 table spoon freshly pounded black pepper. Do not make into powder

  6. ½ cup of toned milk


  1. 8-10 cashewnuts

  2. ½ cup yogurt

  3. ½ tsp red chili powder

  4. Salt to taste

  5. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  6. ½” of ginger and 8-10 flakes of garlic. If the garlic pods are large sized, 6-7 would be fine


  1. Grind cashewnuts, yogurt, ginger, red chili powder, garam masala, salt, and garlic in a mixer into a fine paste and keep it aside

  2. With a fork poke into the chicken pieces lightly so that the flavors run deeply

  3. In a micro-proof vessel (a concave bowl would be advisable), put oil, finely chopped onions and green cardamom. Cardamoms can be gently crushed coarse so that aroma flows out. Mix them and micro-wave for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes the onions become golden crispy with rich cardamom aroma

  4. Mix the chicken pieces into the paste and mix well thoroughly. Microwave for 8 minutes.

  5. Add milk and 1/2 cup of water (avoid making it watery). Mix well and sprinkle freshly grounded black pepper. Microwave for about 6 minutes and take out. Mix well and stir well. If you feel that it is still not done, microwave for another 2-4 minutes for a thick consistency

  6. Sprinkle freshly grounded black peppers (optional) and serve hot.

The richness of cashew – yogurt with the black pepper corn really lifts the chicken curry.

Enjoy with basmati rice with ghee flavour in it


Chicken Ritchie Rich

Written by Sanzeeta

Photo by Sanzeeta