Dahi Chicken | How to make Dahi Chicken

By Avriti Prasad  |  12th Mar 2018  |  
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About Dahi Chicken Recipe

A rich and creamy chicken dish with some minty flavours

Dahi Chicken

Ingredients to make Dahi Chicken

  • 1 kg chicken cut in medium sized pieces
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon + 3 cloves + 4 peppercorns + 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium sized onions sliced thinly
  • 1 medium sized tomato roughly chopped
  • 1 tblspn garlic paste+1 tblspn ginger paste+2 green chilies coarsely pounded
  • 1 tsp turmeric+1 tblspn cumin powder+1 tblspn coriander powder+salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 6 tblspn curd
  • handful of chopped mint+handful of chopped coriander
  • 5 tblspn mustard oil (or any oil of your preference)
  • Marination: 2 tblspn turmeric+2 tblspn red chili powder+1 tblspn ginger+garlic paste+2 tblspn oil+1 tblspn salt

How to make Dahi Chicken

  1. Marinate the chicken with all ingredients mentioned under marination and keep aside at least for 1/2 hour
  2. In a thick bottomes wide mouthed pan heat mustard oil and add the mixture of cinamon , cloves, pepper corns and bayleaf. Lower the flame once you add the masalas and make sure thay don’t burn
  3. Add in the sliced onions and saute till they turn light pink
  4. Add in the ginger+garlic+pounded green chilies and saute till the raw smell goes away
  5. Add in the marinated chicken pieces , turn the heat to high and fry the chicken for 7-8 minutes till the chicken pieces get a nice color. Make sure not the burn the chicken and hence keep stirring constantly
  6. After around 8 minutes stir in the chopped tomatoes+mint+coriander. You can reserve a small portion of mint and coriander for garnishing at the end.
  7. In a separate small bowl mix in all the turmeric+cumin+coriander+salt and add little water to make a paste. This helps the spices to release their flavors. Add in this paste to the chicken and stir well. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 min
  8. In a separate medium sized bowl whisk the curd+red chili powder+besan to a super smooth paste
  9. Add in the paste to the chicken and make sure you continuously stir the contents. This is important since the curd tends to curdle when added to hot chicken.
  10. Add in a little water if desired,cover and cook on low heat for around 12 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  11. Garnish with remaining coriander and mint and serve hot with parathas , rotis or plain rice.

Reviews for Dahi Chicken (2)

Mamta Malhotra7 months ago

Do we hv to had besan to curd
Avriti Prasad
7 months ago
Besan is added to curd to make sure it does not split once you add it to the hot chicken. Also make sure that the curd is very well beaten

Mani Kaur8 months ago

Deliciously amazing!