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Raan Musallam

Aditya cooks a dish that would have had the Great Mughal Kings licking their fingers - a Raan Mussallam. Mutton and chicken marinated in a variety of spices, cooked on slow fire and topped with a gravy made with fried onions, dry fruits and spices.

Raan Musallam Raan Musallam


: Aditya Bal

Recipe Cook Time

: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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  • 1 kg Raan, deboned

    4 chicken breast pieces, boneless

    50 ml mustard oil

    2-3 bay leafs

    2 sticks of cinnamon

    4 brown cardamoms

    8 green cardamoms

    2 florets of mace

    1/2 tsp black peppercorns

    1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

    1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

    100 gms ginger, garlic and green chilli paste

    150 gms hung curd

    2 Tbsp red chili powder

    2 Tbsp turmeric powder

    150 gms poppy seed, coconut and cashew nut paste

    100 gms fried onions

    3 Tbsp ghee

    50 gms cashew nut and raisins

    1 lime


In a pan, dry roast the bay leaf, cinnamon, brown cardamom, green cardamom, mace, black pepper, cumin seeds and whole coriander seeds.

Transfer them into mortar and pestle, grind them finely to make fresh garam masala.

In a bowl, mix ginger garlic and chilli paste, hung curd, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ground poppy coconut cashew nut paste, fried onions, ground garam masala and butter. This is your marinade.

First, apply mustard oil to the chicken breasts and then marinate them.

Next, marinate the raan, place the chicken breasts on it and add a layer of cashew nut and raisins.

Tie and roll up the raan and chicken breast together with the help of a thread.

Cook the the stuffed raan, in ghee, on a slow fire. Once both the sides of the raan are seared, cover and let it cook for an hour.

With the remaining marinade, make a quick gravy by cooking it out in mustard oil and adding a little water to it.

Ladle the gravy on to the cooked Raan.

Garnish with lime, sprinkle raisins, cashew nuts and fried onions.

Serve hot!

Key Ingredients: Chicken, Mustard Oil, Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Green Cardamom, Mace, Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds, Coriander Seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chillies, Hung Curd, Red Chilli, Turmeric, Poppy Seeds, Coconut, Cashew Nuts, Onion, Clarified Butter, Raisins, Lemon




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