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Dahi Murg (Curd Chicken Curry)

-Submitted by Dahlia on 31st Mar 2009

(Yogurt Chicken, Yoghurt Chicken, Dahi Chicken Curry, Curd Chicken Gravy, Spicy Chicken in Yogurt Sauce)

Dahi Murg, Curd Chicken

Chicken cooked in curd (dahi / yogurt) imparts a unique flavor to the curry. The combination of curd, black pepper powder and fresh green curry leaves gives a nice aroma and flavor to the curry. Dahi chicken curry can be had with plain white rice, biryani or pulao or with any roti varieties.

Recipe for Curd Chicken

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • Chicken - 1 kg (app. 2 lbs)
  • Yogurt - 1 cup (beaten)
  • Onion - 1 big/ 2 small (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Green Chillies - 1 or 2
  • Assorted Whole Garam Masala - (1 cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 3 cloves etc)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1 tsp (or to taste)
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch (finely chopped)
  • Curry Leaves - for garnish
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

Method

  1. Marinate the chicken with the yogurt and all the dry masala powders (red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and pepper powder).
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the whole garam masala and cumin seeds.
  3. Add the onions, green chilies and cook till it turns nice and golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add the marinated chicken to this and bring everything to a boil. Add water if you want a thinner gravy.
  5. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. Mix in the finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off. Curd chicken curry is ready to be served.

Dahi Murg, Curd Chicken

Detailed Steps for Dahi Murgh

Marinate the chicken with the yogurt, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and pepper powder. 

Dahi Murgh Preparation Steps

Heat oil in a pan and fry the whole garam masala and cumin seeds.Add the chopped onions and green chilies.

Dahi Murgh Preparation Steps

Once the onions turn golden brown, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. If you want extra gravy, puree 2 tomatoes and saute it for 5 minutes and then proceed. Today I haven't added tomatoes.

Dahi Murgh Preparation Steps

Add the marinated chicken to this and bring everything to a boil. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. 

Dahi Murgh Preparation Steps

After the oil separates from the curry, mix in the finely chopped coriander leaves. Switch off and enjoy this tasty curry.

Dahi Murgh Preparation Steps

Serving Suggestion

Dahi Murg, Curd Chicken

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Comments (47)

Person   ()
Can I marinate it for 45 mins?
Person   ()
Yes you can. Minimum of 30 minutes marination will let the salt get into the chicken.
Person   ()
I am wondering, when do you use tomatoes in this recipe? Or is it good without tomatoes? Thanks
Person   ()
Hi, adding tomato is optional. If you want a thicker gravy, add pureed tomatoes after you saute the onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute it nicely for 5 minutes before adding the marinated chicken.
Person   ()
Wow this is amazing taste. I prepared this dish on my better half birthday.she is very happy, when she eat. Thankyou
Person   ()
Hi Shashi, That is so good to hear. Its a joy to make your loved ones happy. Have a great day.
Person   ()
While cooking the gravy due to curd I feel it seems like broken milk. How can.this be avoided
Person   ()
Hi Sumaiyya, The curd needs to be well beaten until it is smooth. Also, when adding the marinated chicken along with the curd, reduce the heat. This way you will get a smooth gravy.
Person   ()
it's really helpful. Thanks!
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You are welcome.
Person   ()
May i marinate for around 15 hours ?
Person   ()
sure. keep it properly refrigerated.
Person   ()
How many servings does this yield?
Person   ()
This could easily feed 6-8 adults with some roti or rice.
Person   ()
I have bychance added more than required quantity of curd for merinating. Please help..
Person   ()
Thats not a problem... anyway its a gravy only... add the whole thing..
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Person   ()
You can find the ingredients name in Hindi under Glossary.
Person   ()
Wao it amazing ...
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Thank you.
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Thank you so much.
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Thank You so much Abby..
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Person   ()
I put in fresh ginger and garlic instead of paste because we can't buy that here. For the same reason I left out the Curry Leaves and Whole Garam Masala (just added the powder) and I used dried Cilantro. I also used tomato paste thinned with just enough water to cover up the meal...in the end I added flaked almonds...and yes it still tasted great! Thank you very much for this recipe!
Person   ()
good good... nice to hear that you liked the recipe...
Person   ()
Can i add the ginger garlic paste with chichen durng marinate
Person   ()
yes.
Person   ()
how long to marinate
Person   ()
You could marinate for a minimum of half an hour. It would be great if you can marinate for longer or overnight in the refrigerator. Do as your time permits.
Person   ()
i cn mke it nw can i put some curd also ???
Person   ()
what is the best time to add salt ?
Person   ()
Add little salt while marinating the chicken. Add remaining while boiling the gravy.
Person   ()
nice
Person   ()
what is d time of marinate d chicken?
Person   ()
You can marinate the chicken for atleast half an hour. Overnight marination will be good.
Person   ()
what is cilantro
Person   ()
Cilantro is also called corriander leaves or dhaniya.
Person   ()
CILANTRO IS CORRIANDER IN ITALY LANGUAGE
Person   ()
i am making it right now . can i put chicken masala also ???
Person   ()
yes you can..
Person   ()
It comes out yum...
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Thank You.

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 Published by on 2012-Feb-20 and last updated on 2017-Mar-12.