Murgir Jhol / Bengali Style Chicken Thin Gravy

4 from 2 votes

Bengali Style Chicken Thin Gravy - Bongs Sunday lunch is incomplete without meat whatever it is Chicken or Mutton. Here I tried to make Chicken Thin Gravy or Murgir Patla Jhol.My hubby and daughter love to have this preparation just with steamed rice and salad. This dish is cooked with potato. I mentioned it as chicken's thin gravy so it needs more water to cook compared to other chicken dishes. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • Chicken - 500 gms
  • Potatoes -2 cut into halves
  • Onion - 500 gms chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste 3 tblsp
  • Chilly Paste - 1 tbsp. 3-4
  • Tomatoes - 1 chopped
  • Coriander Powder-1tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • garam masala powder-1tsp
  • Mustard Oil -1/2 cup
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Salt
  • Water-1 cup


  • Wash chicken pieces and apply little bit oil, salt and turmeric powder, curd, ginger garlic paste,chilly powder and coriander powder on it. Let it marinate for half an hour.
  •  Heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry potatoes until golden brown, remove and keep aside.add the garlic cloves...add chopped onions and fry the onions till golden brown. 
  •   Next add chilli paste and  chopped tomatoes. Add salt, turmeric powder. Keep stirring and cook till it becomes brown in colour.
  • Next add chilli paste and  chopped tomatoes and add salt, turmeric powder. Keep stirring and cook till it becomes brown in colour.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and fried potatoes and mix.cook on medium flame... cook for about 30 minutes till it softens. Keep stirring often. If the chicken starts sticking to the bottom, splash some water.
  • Add water,bring it to boil...when it will start boiling cover with lid.....cook until potato are done.   serve hot...I prefer  t
  • Finally add garam masala powder....cover and cook for 2 minutes... Switch off the gas.


Serve hot with steamed rice

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