Murgh Cholay ( Chicken with Chickpeas)


  1. Chicken (whole cut in 4 or 8 pieces) 1 kg.
  2. Chickpeas 1/2 kg.
  3. Baking soda a pinch
  4. Salt 1 1/2 tsp.
  5. Red chilli powder 2 tsp.
  6. All spice powder (garam masala powder) 1 tsp.
  7. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  8. Green chillies (chopped) 2
  9. Fresh coriander (chopped) 2 tbsp.
  10. Oil 6 tbsp.


  • Soak chickpeas in water with baking soda for 5-6 hours.
  • Wash and boil them in fresh water till tender.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add chicken, ginger garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder all spice powder.
  • Mix, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add boiled chickpeas and 3 cups water.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add more water if required.
  • Sprinkle chopped green chillies and fresh coriander.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take out in dish.
  • Serve with bread or naan.

3 thoughts on “Murgh Cholay ( Chicken with Chickpeas)

  1. Do try. 🙂 Murgh Cholay is one of the most popular roadside food of Punjab (Province in Pakistan) and called as Lahori Murgh Cholay too.

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