Chicken do Pyaza / Murgh do Pyaza

Chicken do pyaza

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Chicken – 3/4 kg (I marinated the chicken pieces with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt but its optional)

2. Oil – 3 tbsp

3. Onion – 2 cups, thinly sliced

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste – 2.5 tsp

5. Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Chilly powder – 2 tsp

6. Tomato – 1 medium, thinly sliced

7. Yoghurt (not very sour) – 1/2 cup

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

9. Hot water – 1/2 cup

10. Onion cubes – 3/4 – 1 cup

Dried red chilies – 2

Fresh red chilly – 1, diagonally sliced (optional)

11. Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

12. Coriander leaves / cilantro – 1/4 cup, chopped

13. Salt – To taste


1. Heat oil over medium-high heat.. Add the sliced onion, a pinch of salt and cook until onion turns golden brown. Add turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until their raw smell leaves. Add coriander powder and chilly powder. Continue to saute until their raw smell disappears. Add sliced tomato and cook until mushy and oil separates. Add yoghurt and cumin powder. Cook for 5 – 6 minutes until oil separates. Add chicken pieces, salt (if chicken isn’t marinated with salt) and 1/2 cup hot water. Mix well. Cook covered for about 30 minutes. Add garam masala powder and mix well.

2. Meanwhile heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan. Add dried red chilies and stir until browned. Add onion cubes, a tiny pinch of salt and fresh red chilly, if using. Saute for a minute. Add it to the cooked chicken curry. Mix gently. Switch off the flame. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve with chapathis /naan/rice etc. We had it with chapathis and spinach rice.

Chicken do pyaza

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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