Share this entry
murgh Line breaks: murgh
Pronunciation: /mʊəɡ/

Definition of murgh in English:


(In Indian cookery) chicken: [as modifier]: murgh kebabs
More example sentences
  • His murgh sarisha (sliced marinated chicken cooked with potato, garlic, tomato, mustard and coriander) got a fairly enthusiastic thumbs-up.
  • The most recent influence to be felt in Britain has been the arrival in the 20th century, via India and Pakistan, of much of the vocabulary of Persian food (for example, biriani, garam masala, kebab, murgh, nan, pilaf, tikka).
  • The murgh jalfarezi of chicken strips tossed in ginger, tomatoes, scallions and bell peppers in a tangy sauce of carom seeds for €17 was another success, as was the meen moilly.


From Urdu murġ, from Persian murġ 'bird, fowl'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources