What is Murgh Mussallam?

By Alfie Mueeth

“Well Done Whole Chicken”! That is the literal translation of the word Murgh Mussallam. This dish was a really popular dish amongst the royals in the North Indian Mughal families.

Over the centuries, the recipe has remained the same except the stuffing which is where this dish sets itself apart from the rest. You can go as grand or as simple as you want.

To this day, this dish remains as one for a very special occasion, something like a stunning centerpiece to take centre stage at a feast.

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Hi Bert,

The “remedy” of BS and ACV worked immediately as you said it would. A steady diet of banana-blueberry smoothies, green tea and celery on Day 2 has kept the swelling down. Not sure what caused the flare up as we eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean beef, chicken and fish, and moderate alcohol use. Your theory of too much acid, possibly caused by stress, makes sense. Will try lemon-infused water to make my body more alkaline – plus continue the bananas, celery and cherries. Other ideas welcome. The drugs the doctor prescribed were making me sick, so your remedy (other than the ACV ? was a welcome relief.


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My Memories of Murgh Mussallam

My mother introduced me to this amazing dish and my earliest memory of enjoying Murgh Mussallam was when I was around 10 years old (I probably had Murgh Mussallam before that but no memories come to mind, getting old).

This took place in warm sunny, beautiful Sri Lanka (where I grew up). My father had just shook hands with the minister of trade to secure a deal and had invited him round to dinner, and he asked my mother if she would be kind enough to put together a grand feast.

And a feast it was! Amongst a beautiful spread of curries, savouries and relishes, sat the main centrepiece, my Mom’s Murgh Mussallam – her own personal touch was to add dried apricots and raisins into the rice stuffing to give it that sweet and savoury flavour!

My Paleo Murgh Mussallam

Ever since going Paleo in 2014, I have made it my mission to still enjoy the foods that I grew up with so that I don’t fall off the bandwagon.  Murgh Mussallam is one of those dishes.

You don’t have to give it up just because it’s got rice and uses yogurt and other non Paleo foods.  Just some simple substitutions will allow you to still enjoy dishes like this and best of all, it will be a healthier and cleaner version as well.

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