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Chicken Dopyaza / Chicken Curry with Doubled Onion


Our common friend Subhodip visited our house last weekend for a dinner. He is a real foodie and have a very good knowledge about food and restaurants. So, I wanted to make something new on chicken for him and also for my blog. I have already posted 'mutton dopyaza' recipe, then I thought this time why not with chicken? Confirmed the idea with my hubby and 'chicken dopyaza' got selected for main-course along with 'mishti pulao'. They both gave me very positive reaction after finishing the dinner .... yaay 😃 ! The recipe won't give you any stress, you can easily make them for big gatherings. If you are the host, then it's the perfect dish. The gravy is rich and very flavorful with juicy chicken pieces. 'Dopyaza' means you have to use double amount of onion - I used onion paste and cubed onion. Try this in your kitchen and enjoy a delicious, fuss free dinner.


  • 500 grams of chicken with bones. (Medium size pieces)
  • Paste of a big onion.
  • 1 Tablespoon of ginger, garlic and green chili paste.
  • 3 Tablespoons of curd.
  • Spice powder (1 Teaspoon of turmeric powder, 2 Teaspoons of hot red chilli powder, 2 Teaspoons of roasted coriander powder, 1 Teaspoon of roasted cumin powder).
  • Salt.
  • A handful of onion chunks, cut into cube size.
  • Whole spices (1 bay leaf, 4 green cardamoms, 2 cloves, 6 black peppercorns, 1 small cinnamon stick, 1 Teaspoon of cumin seeds).
  • 1 dry red chilli.
  • 4 Tablespoons of oil.
  • Hot water.

Chicken Dopyaza  / Chicken Curry with Doubled Onion


Marinate the washed chicken with yogurt, some salt and all of the spice powder for 2-3 hours.
Saute all the whole spices in hot oil for few seconds.
Then add the onion paste with pinch of salt. Cook in medium flame for 5 minutes.
Lower the flame and add the marinated chicken. Cook for 20 minutes on medium flame.
Add 1/4th cup of hot water. Mix well and cook until the chicken becomes soft.
After the chicken becomes fully tendor, heat 2 Teaspoons of oil in another pan.
Add dry red chilli and cubed onion chunks in hot oil. Saute them for 2 minutes on high flame.
Then pour them on the cooked chicken curry. Mix well and turn off the heat. Let it rest for few minutes, then serve.
If you like, you can also add chopped coriander leaves before turning off the heat.

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Poultry
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 120 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 2

Your chicken dopyaza is ready ...
  • Serve them hot with paratha, naan, pulao or biriyani ...

Chicken Dopyaza  / Chicken Curry with Doubled Onion

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