Chicken dopiaza

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 libra Chicken

2 Onions Chopped

8-10 Pearl Onions

2 tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste

1 Medium Sized Tomato

2 tablespoons Yogurt

1 Bay Leaf

Handful of Cloves, Cinnamon, Whole Black Pepper &Cardamom

1 Dry Red Chilli

2 teaspoons Coriander Powder

2 teaspoons Cumin Powder

1/2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder

1/2 teaspoons Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoons Garam Masala Powder

1 teaspoons Lemon Juice (Optional)


  • Next heat oil in a wok, and add the handful of Garam Masala, Bay Leaf and the Red Chilli. Then add the chopped onions and stir fry them.
  • Keep the flame high and add the ginger garlic paste to it and keep stirring. After about 5-10 minutes, when oil starts separating, add the chicken and fry them.
  • Then once the chicken browns on both edges, add the chopped tomatoes, all the other dries spices and yogurt, cover with a lid and cook the chicken now in medium flame.
  • The use of too much of Onions makes this dish a little sweet, so to adjust the flavor added lemon juice. If needed at this point, add 1 cup of water.
  • Once the chicken in almost done, the water is dried and oil starts separating out, add the fried Pearl Onions and the Garam Masala Powder.
  • Serve this Chicken DoPiaza with bread or Butter Naan.


Chicken DoPiaza, photo 1
Chicken DoPiaza, photo 2
Chicken DoPiaza, photo 3


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