Chicken dopiaza. Featuring succulent chicken and sweet onions “two ways”, this hearty chicken curry is delicious and comforting. With traditional spices and herbs working magic in this recipe, it’s guaranteed to please everyone in the family.
When I plan our weeknight meals, I always try to make it as easy as possible by focusing on quick meals, so I can spend valuable time with my loved ones. Being an all-time favorite, chicken curry makes a weekly rotation on our menu. It ticks all the right boxes – quick, easy, delicious.
So, let’s talk about a lip-smacking chicken curry – chicken dopiaza or chicken do pyaza. Onions are the core ingredient in this recipe, it’s all about using “onions two different ways”. Some also suggests that it indicates “twice the onions”.
Either way, this chicken curry is going to be amazingly delicious. And I’m going to use onions two different ways – chopped and diced. Seriously, this curry is a family favorite right now. In my kids opinion, it tastes very similar to butter chicken, and I totally agree.
Start with making a simple yogurt mixture. A simple combo of yogurt, ground turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander and red chili powder. Yogurt in the mixture really keeps chicken moist and tender when cooked. This yogurt mixture goes into the chicken dopiaza curry towards the end of the cooking process.
Moving onto the next step, let’s make this scrumptious curry. You’ll need to brown some onions, in this case, two large onions chopped up very finely. Garlic and ginger goes in next followed by tomatoes. Of course, you can use store bought garlic and ginger paste in this recipe, but you know, fresh ingredients are much flavorful.
The tomatoes are cooked until they turn mushy. Now, the yogurt mixture that we prepared earlier goes into this curry along with chicken, green chilies, diced onions, garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi and lots of coriander (cilantro) leaves.
I’ve used my favorite part of chicken in this chicken dopiaza recipe. Chicken thighs. The juiciest part of chicken apt for any kind of chicken curry. You can choose either boneless or bone-in version. The latter option is super flavorful but takes a bit longer to cook. Since we’re talking about weeknight meal, I just want to go with boneless thighs that cook really quick.
Now, cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through. You’ll also get a rich, flavorful sauce loaded with onions. It’s so good!
More Chicken Curry Recipes
- Indian Chicken Curry
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Butter Chicken
- Chicken Korma
- Chicken Madras
- Chicken Vindaloo
- Malabar Chicken Curry
- Chicken Jalfrezi
- Chicken Karahi / Kadai Chicken
- Chicken Ghee Roast
- Green Chicken Curry