Dahi Chicken

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Dahi Chicken which literally means ‘Curd Chicken’ is a very simple and straight-forward recipe, easy to cook in no time and tastes super delicious. The Chicken is cooked in thick curd (dahi) and whole spices which gives out a very pleasant aroma.

This chicken curry has a creamy and flavorful gravy that is best enjoyed with garlic naans. The relishing flavors, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Dahi chicken appeals to everyone from kids to adults and is a sure shot dish to be on your next menu.

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Dahi Chicken

Cooking Time: 40 mins. approx.

Ingredients for Chicken Marination:

(large curry cut pieces with bones)
750 grams
Salt1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder1 tbsp
*tsp-teaspoon; tbsp- tablespoon*

Other Ingredients:

Green Cardamom2
Black Peppercorns6
Cinnamon stick2 inch
Bay Leaves3 (medium size)
Ginger Paste2 tsp
Garlic Paste1 tbsp
Onions (chopped)3 (medium size)
Black Pepper Powder1 tsp
Coriander Powder2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder1 tsp
Whisked Curd/Yogurt1 cup
Green Chilies (chopped)3-4 nos.
Coriander Leaves (chopped)4 tbsp
Salt2 tsp (as per taste)
Sugar1.5 tsp
Olive Oil2 tbsp
Ghee1 tbsp
*tsp-teaspoon; tbsp- tablespoon*


  • Marinate the chicken with salt and turmeric powder and set aside for around 30mins.
  • Chop the onions, green chilies and coriander leaves.

How To Cook:

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp ghee in a wok or kadai.
  • Add green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, mace, black peppercorns and the bay leaves. Give a stir and then add the chopped onions. Fry onions until translucent.
  • Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry on medium heat till the onion is light brown in color.
  • Now add the marinated chicken, fry/bhunno on high heat for 5-6 mins., sprinkle some water. Sauté 10 mins. on medium heat till chicken is browned.
  • Sprinkle black Pepper Powder, Coriander Powder and Garam Masala Powder, give a mix and fry on medium heat for 7-8 mins.
  • Switch off heat and then add the whisked yogurt/curd. Add salt and sugar and chopped green chilies, mix well, switch on the heat and continue to cook on low heat until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 10 mins till chicken is tender.
  • Remove lid and add the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Sauté 10 mins. on medium heat until the gravy is thick and oil separates.
  • Serve hot with naan or rice.
Dahi Chicken

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