Dahi Chicken


1 1/4-1 1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces
2 tbsp ginger paste
1 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
6 green chillies, slit
4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 bay leaf
2 piece cinnamon
5-6 cloves
7 cardamoms
4 onions, thinly sliced
2 cups less sour yogurt
2 tbsp whole coriander seeds
2 tbsp ghee
salt to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl , add cleaned chicken pieces , turmeric powder, chilli powder, garlic paste, ginger paste, slit green chillies, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and salt and mix well with hand.
  2. Add thinly sliced onions into this and mix well with hand.
  3. Then add less sour yogurt and mix well with hand and keep it aside for 2 hours.
  4. In a small blender, add coriander seeds and grind it into coarse powder and keep it aside.
  5. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add coriander powder ( step 4) and saute well till raw smell goes.
  6. Add marinated chicken with masala into this and mix well for 5 minutes.
  7. Then cook covered for 1 whistle and switch off the flame.
  8. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and heat for few minutes till it thickens and oil separates.
  9. Switch off the flame and serve hot with pathiri, neer dosa, ghee rice etc…

Recipe Source: Magic Oven


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