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Chatpata Chicken Changezi


Chicken Changezi has a rich, chatpata (spicy and tangy) and very delicious gravy which goes best with plain flatbread or naan. Changezi Chicken is a popular dish in Delhi. Almost every non veg restaurants and dhabas sell this dish. In this recipe lightly fried chicken will be cooked in a brown onion and nut based gravy and to make it chatpata, we will add chaat masala, lemon juice, green chilies and what not! Enjoy the recipe with video.


  • 1 kg with bone medium cut chicken pieces.
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced.
  • 1 medium tomato, puree.
  • 3 Tablespoons of ginger garlic paste.
  • 4-5 Tablespoons of yogurt.
  • 2 Tablespoons of red chili powder.
  • 2 Tablespoons of roasted coriander powder.
  • 1 Tablespoon of garam masala powder.
  • 2 Teaspoons of chat masala powder.
  • 3 Tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • 6-7 almonds or cashews (soaked in water).
  • 3 green chilies, slitted.
  • Few julienne cut ginger.
  • Some chopped coriander leaves.
  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • 1/4th cup of milk.
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • Half cup of hot water.
  • Half cup of oil.
  • 2 Teaspoons of kasuri methi.

Chatpata Chicken Changezi

Chatpata Chicken Changezi


Marinate the chicken with yogurt, 1 Tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, 1 Tablespoon of red chili powder, 1 Tablespoon of roasted coriander powder and some salt. Mix well and keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Heat half cup of oil in a kadai, fry the onion slices in batches until they become golden in color. Remove them from oil and keep them in a paper towel lined tray.
Put the fried onion in a mixer grinder along with soaked nuts and little water. Make a smooth paste and keep aside.
Heat 3-4 Tablespoons of oil in a pan.
Add the marinated chicken pieces. Fry them for 5 minutes on medium flame, when the chicken will become lightly golden turn off the heat.
In another pan heat 4-5 Tablespoons of oil.
Add the remaining ginger garlic paste, cook for 2 minutes on low flame.
Then add tomato puree and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Next add the remaining red chili powder, coriander powder, 1 Teaspoon of chat masala and garam masala powder. Mix well on low flame for 2 minutes.
Then add the onion and nut paste, cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Then add the milk, mix for 2 minutes.
For the seasoning add some salt and half Teaspoon of sugar. Mix well for a minute.
Now add the cooked chicken, mix well for 5 minutes.
Add the hot water, cover the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken becomes soft.
Then add kasuri methi, heavy cream and slited green chilies. Mix well for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and add 1 Teaspoon of chat masala, ginger pieces, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Cooking Step: Chatpata Chicken Changezi

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Poultry
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 3

Your chicken changezi is ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with naan or flatbread.

Chatpata Chicken Changezi

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