Chicken Dopiaza | How to make Chicken Dopiaza

By Tathagata Deb  |  22nd May 2016  |  
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About Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

Loaded with crisp onions and a perfect side dish for any time meal. This preparation of chicken is a bit sweet owing to the extra onion content.

Chicken Dopiaza

Ingredients to make Chicken Dopiaza

  • chicken 500 gm
  • Curd/yoghurt 150 gm
  • Chopped onions 2 large pieces
  • Dice cut onions 5 medium pieces
  • onion paste 2 tablespoons
  • garlic paste 2 tablespoon
  • ginger paste 2 tablespoon
  • Green chili paste 1 tablespoon
  • tomato paste 2 tablespoon
  • bay leaf 5-6
  • cardamom 5-6 small pieces
  • cinnamon 3 pieces
  • cloves 4-5 pieces
  • garam masala 1 tablespoon
  • Dhaniya powder 1/2 tablespoon
  • turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder 2 tablespoon
  • cumin powder 1 tablespoon
  • sugar
  • salt
  • mustard oil

How to make Chicken Dopiaza

  1. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions till it becomes deep brown. When done take it out and keep it separately.
  2. Marinate the chicken with the curd/yoghurt for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil and add the bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves in it.
  4. Add onion paste and fry till golden brown.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato and green chili paste followed by turmeric powder, red chili powder, dhaniya powder, cumin powder, sugar and salt. Cook the whole thing till it separates the oil.
  6. Add the dice cut onions to it and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes and then add water to it to make gravy.
  8. Cover the pan and cook in mild flame for 15 minutes for the meat to boil and the gravy to get thick.
  9. Next add garam masala to it and keep for 2 minutes to retain the aroma.
  10. Serve in a bowl and put the previously fried onions on top of it.
  11. Serve hot with your main course.

My Tip:

For the fried onions, before frying soak them in milk for few minutes to make them more crispy.

Reviews for Chicken Dopiaza (4)

Geetanjali Mashelkar2 years ago


Sharon Muthyalu2 years ago

I vl try

Sucheta Mitra2 years ago

Tomato puree we add at step 5 I guess. It looks yummy. Going to try it out

Reema Thukral2 years ago

Wonderful! Can't wait to try.