Chicken Dopiaza (Chicken in Mild Onion Curry)

Chicken Dopiaza or Do Pyaza: succulent chicken made with Indian herbs, spices and lots of onion. The curry is thick and every bite melts in your mouth. 

Dopiaza, Chicken, Mughlai

Chicken Dopiaza (Chicken in Mild Onion Curry) in literal translation means chicken in two onions however it’s completely opposite of 2 onions 🙂

Dopiaza” actually means double/twice the quantity of onion used in any regular meat dish & added in two stages of the whole process….Phew !!!

So you have lots of onions to peel and cut into long n thin slices 🙂 hopefully without crying.

This dish is very famous for its mild addicting flavor which arises from the combination of the whole spices along with kasoori methi & yogurt.

I’m decorating it with pickled red peppers but that is optional.

 

PSPlease DO NOT:

  • Add tomatoes to this dish as it completely takes away the rich aromatic flavor of onion which is the main ingredient of this whole recipe (DOPIAZA).

 

  • Add any TURMERIC as the gravy takes the color from mixed spices & oil.

 

ENJOY !!!

 

Serves: 2
Serving Suggestion:Can be served with Roti’s or Rice

* You can choose any type of chicken from boneless or with bones/drumsticks/wings, etc
 

Tools:

 
1 Large nonstick wok with lid
1 Large Serving Dish
 
 

Ingredients:

 
4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil – You can use olive oil as well
1 Tsp Clarified Butter (Ghee) – For the aroma
½ Chicken – Cut into bite sizes pieces *
3 Large Onions – LongThin Slices
3 Medium Cloves of Garlic – Peeled
1 Tsp Ginger Paste
¼ Cup Yogurt – Whipped along with 3-4Tbsp of water
½ Cup water (2 tbsp less)
¼ Cup Pickled Red Bell Pepper – For Decoration(OPTIONAL)
 
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Whole Seeds Spices:

 
2 Bay Leaves
1 Stick of Cinnamon
3-4 Whole Black Pepper Corns (Sabut Kali Mirch)
3-4 Medium Whole Cloves (Laung)
3 Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi)
½ Tsp Fennel Seed (Saunf)
 
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Powdered Spices:

 
1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi – Optional
1 Tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania)
1 Tsp Cumin Powder (Zeera)
1 Tsp Garam Masala (Indian spice mix available in Indian grocery stores & also bigger brand American grocery stores)
1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
2 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)

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Method:

  1. Heat oil and ghee in a large nonstick over high flames for 1min.
  2. Now add all “Whole Seed Spices” and as soon as they start to crackle, add onions.
  3. Saute onions over medium heat for 4-5min or till they are light pink in color. (Keep aside 1/4 cup of pink sauteed onions)
  4. Now add garlic cloves, ginger paste and sauté for another min over high heat.
  5. Add chicken, “Powdered Spices” and sauté for 2minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, Cover the nonstick with lid and cook for 8-9min.
  7. Remove the lid and sauté the chicken(it should be tender & almost cooked if using boneless).
  8. Add water, cover with lid and cook for another 2-3min.
  9. Now add whipped yogurt (make sure the yogurt is added in low heat to prevent it from curdling)
  10. Saute for 1-2min or till it boils, then turn off the flames.
  11. Transfer in serving dish, decorate with pickled red peppers & sauteed pink onions.
  12. Serve Hot.

 


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Yield: 1 Large Chicken Curry Pot

Chicken Dopiaza (Chicken in Mild Onion Curry)

Chicken Dopiaza (Chicken in Mild Onion Curry)
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil - You can use olive oil as well
  • 1 Tsp Clarified Butter (Ghee) - For the aroma
  • ½ Chicken – Cut into bite sizes pieces *
  • 3 Large Onions – LongThin Slices
  • 3 Medium Cloves of Garlic – Peeled
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • ¼ Cup Yogurt – Whipped along with 3-4Tbsp of water
  • ½ Cup water (2 tbsp less)
  • ¼ Cup Pickled Red Bell Pepper – For Decoration(OPTIONAL)
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Whole Seeds Spices:

  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Stick of Cinnamon
  • 3-4 Whole Black Pepper Corns (Sabut Kali Mirch)
  • 3-4 Medium Whole Cloves (Laung)
  • 3 Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi)
  • ½ Tsp Fennel Seed (Saunf)

Powdered Spices:

  • 1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi - Optional
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder (Zeera)
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala (Indian spice mix available in Indian grocery stores & also bigger brand American grocery stores)
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil and ghee in a large nonstick over high flames for 1min.
  2. Now add all “Whole Seed Spices” and as soon as they start to crackle, add onions.
  3. Saute onions over medium heat for 4-5min or till they are light pink in color. (Keep aside 1/4 cup of pink sauteed onions)
  4. Now add garlic cloves, ginger paste and sauté for another min over high heat.
  5. Add chicken, “Powdered Spices” and sauté for 2minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, Cover the nonstick with lid and cook for 8-9min.
  7. Remove the lid and sauté the chicken(it should be tender & almost cooked if using boneless).
  8. Add water, cover with lid and cook for another 2-3min.
  9. Now add whipped yogurt (make sure the yogurt is added in low heat to prevent it from curdling)
  10. Saute for 1-2min or till it boils, then turn off the flames.
  11. Transfer in serving dish, decorate with pickled red peppers & sauteed pink onions.
  12. Serve Hot.

Notes

Delicious Indian Chicken dopiaza recipe

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per ServingCalories 362 Total Fat 27g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 22g Cholesterol 6mg Sodium 1609mg Carbohydrates 31g Fiber 6g Sugar 11g Protein 6g

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