Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dahi Chicken(yogurt or curd Chicken )

Dahi or yogurt is said to soften the flesh or meat. Indian preparations often incorporate the use of curd in number of non-vegetarian dishes as well as vegetarian dish. In this recipe i use yogurt to make the chicken soft as well as to enhance the flavors of the spices. I also use the spices in a particular way while marinating which makes this dish taste wonderful.

Dahi Chicken


  • Chicken - 400gms
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt as per taste
  • Onion- 2 large chopped
  • Green chilly- 2, slit
  • Garam masala- 1 Tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Tomato- 1, chopped
  •  Water- 1 cup
Spices for marination:
  • Curd or Yogurt - 100gms
  • Coriander powder- 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 2 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 2 Tsp
  • Pepper powder- 1 Tsp
  • Chilly powder- 1 Tsp
  • Whole spices toasted and then crushed(optional){Spices- Coriander seeds- 2 tsp, cumin seed-1Tsp, Pepper cons- 1, dry red chillies- 2}
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 Tbsp
  • Wash and pat dry the chicken. Marinate it with yogurt, salt and all other spices . Leave aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In a kadai or skillet heat 3 Tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot add the onion and chillies. saute until onion is translucent.
  • Add the marinated chicken along with all the spices with which you marinated it. Fry until oil oozes out . Add the tomatoes and fry until the tomatoes are done.
  • Now add garam masala and water.
  • Let this simmer for 10 to 15 minutes in low heat. After you get the gravy of desired consistency, turn off the heat.
  • Sprinkle the coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chapati , bread or rice. Enjoy :-)
Happy cooking.
By- Sushmita pandit.


  1. Wow chicken curry looks really tempting.I bet it tastes really good with dahi making it creamy.

  2. Chicken curry looks fab and tempting...

  3. Awesome flavors for the thick curry all over the chicken pieces. Oh my, I need this curry all the way.

  4. Yummy preparation Sush.. Dahi chicken looks tempting :-)

  5. Looks so inviting,just a bowl of rice i can finish it.

  6. Mouthwatering and flavorful chicken curry,

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  7. Dahi chicken looks super delicious and flavorful!!!!

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  10. OMG! a tempting dish, yummy and delicious.


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