Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spicy Dahi Murg

I was searching for a different kind of chicken curry and I found this @ Shab’s place. I loved the recipe and the name she had given to this J Though she has warned about the risk of getting this correct, I could come up with  a yummy dish. I am not sure if mine was the same as what her mom prepared. But we liked this version. Thanks to Shab’s mom for the wonderful recipe.

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        Chicken                                            --   2 lb (approximately 1 kg)

    For marinade:

        Chilli powder                                --   2 tsp
        Coriander powder                     --   4 tsp
        Greek yogurt or  thick curd   --   6 tbsp
        Lemon juice                                  --   1 tbsp
        Salt                                                   --   to taste


        Onion                                               --   1 medium size
        Ginger                                             --   1 inch
       Garlic                                               --   7 large cloves
       Oil                                                      --   3 tbsp
       Cumin seeds                                  --   1 tsp
       Cardamom                                    --   3
       Cloves                                              --   5
       Cinnamon stick                            --   2 inch piece
       Coriander leaves                         --   ½ cup(loosely packed) chopped
       Tomato                                            --   1 medium size

Preparation of  Dahi Murg:

        Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and apply it to the chicken.Mix well. Cover and leave it in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.

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       Heat a large saucepan and add oil. Add cumin seeds along with other whole spices. When the aroma comes,add in chopped onion,little salt, ginger and garlic and fry until the onion starts to turn golden in colour.  Add in the chopped tomatoes and fry until they are squishy.

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       Add in the marinated chicken and mix well. Cover and cook in low flame until the chicken is almost cooked and the gravy is very thick. Add some water if required. ie only if water doesn’t come out of the chicken. Add in the chopped coriander leaves and stir carefully. Cover and cook until done.

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     Serve hot with chapathi, pathiri etc..

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  1. This is an interesting recipe, will try this sometime..It looks really yummy with pathiris..

  2. wow this is something new for me.....looks yummy....a must try recipe for this weekend

  3. very creamy recipe....would love to try!!

  4. wonderfull... nice idea to do something different.. will surely try and let you know

  5. I too prepared a chicken curry like this and the taste was good.Pathiri kandittu sahikunnillalo.

  6. tht looks like a pretty easy and delicious chicken it

  7. Delicious chicken the name :)

  8. Yummy creamy chicken curry with pathris ,adipoli..interesting recipe

  9. Yogurt in chciken gives a different dimension in taste,rt? I love it

  10. Awesome chicken dish..

    Pushpa @

  11. delectable dish. will try your version.

  12. looks good. curds & chicken make a great combination

  13. Perfect Chicken Curry.....Looks Great

  14. looks mindblowing dear........deliciously yum n mouthwatering...craving for some now..

  15. The dahi chicken looks very good..have to definitely try this one. Thks for sharing the recipe...chicken is a fav at my place.

  16. Wonderful chicken recipe...have to definitely try it

  17. i saw dahi murg in some blog and was planning to make this..looks delicious..

  18. I did the prepn on an electric stove, Nitha..Valare easy annu, super-tastyum annu ee version..Njan 2% milk vecha try cheythe, ennittum superb aarunnu..Oru potlucknu undakkiyatha, kazhichavarkkellam othiri eshtamayi.. Evidellarum pressure cooker version annu undakkaru..Oru pravshyam try cheythu nokku, njan guarantee :)

    Maya (Yummy team)

  19. Oooohhh this is my kinda chicken curry! I love the thick gravy!

    How r U doing Nitha??? ;)

  20. chef vijay j chatterjee