Khatti Moongphalli wali Murgh

The weather has been too hot and humid during the past few weeks and the weather forecast says its still going to stay so for the next few days as well. And during this type of weather, its quite unbearable to spend time in the kitchen in front of the stove preparing long and laborious meals. Speedy and quick recipes like this one come for my rescue here.

Khatti Moongphalli wali Murgh – Hot and Sour Chicken with powdered Groundnut 

The nutty taste of groundnut, a little hotness from the small green chillies and a slight acidic flavor of the amchur go very well along with the mild chicken here. This delicious dish gets prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Khatti Moongphalli wali Murgh – Hot and Sour Chicken with powdered Groundnut

Serves – 4 


  • Canola Oil – 2 tsp 
  • Chicken Breast – 250 gms, cut into bite size piece
  • Ginger-Garlic paste –  2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Amchur powder/Dry Mango powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Roasted Groundnut powder – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 4, chopped


  • Pour oil into a large non-stick frying pan at medium heat and as soon as it warms up pour oil into it and add the chicken pieces. Stir fry them lightly till they turn from pink from white.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour in about half cup water and close the lid. Let it cook for about 20 minutes till the mixture is dry. Serve warm.

Suggested Accompaniments: Roti or Paratha, or along with Basmati Chawal and a vegetable side dish or Mitthi Dal.


15 thoughts on “Khatti Moongphalli wali Murgh

  1. Hi Mona,

    This is the first time i visited your website.

    Seems like good,want to try some of them,first i go with Double ka meetha,my favourite sweet dish,hope i can prepare it deliciously…:)

    Thanks for providing such good recipes.:)

  2. ask;
    hey congrats for your one yr anniversary of zaiqa, u have done a remarkable work for hyderabadi recipes. good job.
    Since i like Khatta a lot these days:) Ur recipe of khatti moongphalli is tempting me … anything. will sure try it soooon

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  4. Salam Mona,
    looks like a nice dish using ground nuts! Never seen one.
    Loved your favicon..Have to go through many of your previous posts..

  5. Hey Mona,
    Congratulations on your first year of blogging…

    This recipe looks quite mouth watering and such a quickie, will try it soon.

  6. Mona this is so delicious I bet it would go nice with some bread and rice. 😀 I have never used amchur what is it please?

    Jeena, Amchoor/Amchur powder is: sour, unripe mangoes that are dried in sun and sold in slices or in powdered form. You can get this in any Indian grocery stores. ~Mona

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