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Dahi Chicken: Easy Indian Chicken Recipe

Dahi Chicken: Indian Chicken Recipe
Dahi Chicken is an Indian chicken recipe that will require minimum effort on your part. It is a chicken recipe that almost cooks itself. The preparation time for this Indian chicken recipe is just ten minutes! If you are looking for an Indian food recipe that will not take a toll on your time and energy, then Dahi Chicken is your ideal choice.

Dahi chicken is an Indian curry that does not have too many complicated spices or ingredients. This Indian chicken recipe draws its flavor from just two main ingredients namely,'dahi' or curd and 'kasuri methi' of fenugreek leaves. The general assumption about Indian food recipes is that they are time-consuming and require too much effort. However, this chicken recipe is a concoction by the busy Indian generation that lives in metros and has little time for gourmet cooking; it will do away with all your preconceived notions about Indian chicken recipes.

Ingredients for Dahi Chicken:

1. Chicken 500 grams

2. Curd or Dahi 250 grams

3. Kasuri Methi or Fenugreek seeds 4 tablespoons

4. Onions 2 (thinly sliced)

5. Garlic and ginger paste 2 tablespoons

6. Green chillies 4 (finely chopped)

7. Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon

8. Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

9. Pepper corns 8

10. Tej patta or bay leaf 1

11. Oil 3 tablespoons

12. Butter or ghee

13. Sugar 1 teaspoon

14. Salt to taste


  • Marinate the chicken with curd and a dash of salt for 30 minutes. You could refrigerate it or just leave if covered.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • When the oil is sizzling hot, add the pepper corns, bay leaf, green chillies, red chilli powder and cumin power as the 'tadka'. Cover it immediately or else the stinging aroma will assault your nostrils and set of a series of sneezes.
  • Add the onions and fry them till golden brown.
  • Stir in the ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the marinated chicken; cover and cook for 6-7 minutes on low flame until the water dies out.
  • Then add the Kasuri methi and one table spoon of ghee or butter. Stir it in and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Your Dahi chicken is ready!

Serve it hot with steamed rice, jeera rice or Peas pulao. You can also serve it with hot roties or bread.

Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 11:21 [IST]
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