Teekha Murgh | Spicy Chicken Recipe

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The word ‘Teekha’ can be translated to ‘spicy’. And the Teekha Murgh (Spicy Chicken) is exactly all about its spiciness. The spicy flavor packed with the aroma of the chili gives our taste buds the best experience.

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Where does all the spiciness & flavor of the Teekha Murgh come from?

To prepare this recipe, we use dry red chili, red chili powder, and Kashmiri red chili powder that brings out the dish’s spiciness and bright red color.

Adding green chilies at the end of the preparation does not contribute much to the spiciness but more so to bring flavor and aroma to the recipe.

Another ingredient we add is yogurt, which helps balance all the chili and spices of this curry recipe making it easily bearable to eat and still spicy and delicious.

This recipe is a perfect addition to your party menu, it brings the delight and zest to crave for. You can have the Theeka Murg with flatbread, naan, chapati, or parotta. It can also be served as a side dish with any other curry.

Flavourful & whole spices used in Teekha Murgh recipe :

Some spices that we use in the recipe include fennel, nigella seeds, and fenugreek seeds, giving the dish an amazing aroma and pickle-like flavor. The addition of curry leaves gives the dish a delectable taste and aroma as well.

Curry turned out to be a bit too spicy, what to do?

You can always add a few drops of lemon to a serving to decrease the spice to suit your taste. Although you might feel the lemon’s tangy taste, it would still be delicious nevertheless. You may also use yogurt as an extra addition to the serving.

Is adding cooking cream advisable to reduce the spice?

Yes and no. The creamy taste could be unpleasant for some, but definitely try it if that’s fine with you. And do let us know how it goes!

Are there any benefits of eating spicy food?

Spicy food if consumed in proper proportions has numerous benefits:-

  • Helps fight against cancerous cells and keep our heart healthy.
  • Helps to improve our metabolism, which in turn, helps reduce the excess calories and weight.
  • In some cases it’s also said to help reduce reduce blood pressure.
  • Helps cure inflammation of the gut.

Below is our Spicy Chicken (Teekha Murgh) recipe presented for your delight.

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Teekha Murgh | Spicy Chicken

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Follow the step-by-step easy recipe by Urban Teapot to make this Awesome – Spicy – Delicious “Theeka Murgh” or Spicy Chicken Recipe at home 😃 !


  • Marinating the chicken
  • 500 gm Chicken

  • 1/4 cup Curd

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander powder

  • Preparing Teekha Murgh
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds

  • 1/4 tsp Nigella seeds

  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek Seeds

  • 2 Dry red chili

  • 2 Onion chopped

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 Tomato chopped

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 3 Green chili slits

  • 5-7 Curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder


  • Marinating the Chicken
  • In a large bowl, take chicken 500 gm, curd 1/4 cup, salt 1/2 tsp, red chili powder 1 tsp, coriander powder 1 tsp – mix well and let it marinate for about 30 minutes.
  •  Preparing  Teekha Murg
  • In a heating pot, add cooking oil 3 tbsp, cumin seeds 1 tsp, fennel seeds 1 tsp, nigella seeds 1/4 tsp, fenugreek seeds 1/8 tsp, bay leaf 1 pc, dry red chili 2 pc, chopped onion 2 pc and let it fry till the onions become translucent on medium to high heat.
  • Add ginger garlic 1 tbsp and cook for 2-3 minutes till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the marinated chicken and roast it for about 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  • Add chopped tomato 1 pc and stir well. Let it cook on medium to high heat till the tomato becomes tender.
  • Add salt 1/2 tsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, green chili slits 3 pc, dry curry leaves 5-7 pc & stir it well. Cover and let it cook for about 15 minutes on medium to low heat.
  • After, add garam masala powder 1/2 tsp, black pepper powder 1/2 tsp, Kashmiri red chili powder 1 tsp, and stir the mixture well.
  • Once again, cover and let it cook for the last 6 minutes on medium heat.
  • The Teekha Murg is ready to serve.

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  • Reduce the amount of red chili powder and other spices if you are making it for kids.
  • Adjust the amount of salt according to your taste and flavor.
  • You can use fresh curry leaves instead of dry ones.

Nutrition Facts

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3 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 19.7g 31%
    • Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
  • Cholesterol 109mg 37%
  • Sodium 1025mg 43%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 876mg 26%
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.1g 17%
    • Sugars 4.3g
  • Protein 39.5g 79%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 14%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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