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Dahi Chicken / Spicy Yoghurt Chicken

10 Feb 2012



Dahi Chicken:

 Yoghurt  Chicken  is a classic Indian curry dish and is hot & spicy. It is very simple to make this recipe that has wonderful combination of aromatic flavors.  In this recipe, chicken is marinated with yoghurd and cooked on low heat with Indian spices. 

This is an easy recipe to make especially on Sunday menus. It pairs up excellent with roti, chapathi, naan or white rice.

Try out this delicious Indian chicken curry recipe..:)


  • Chicken                       - ½ kg
  • Yoghurd / dahi              - ¾ cup
  • Red chilly pwd              - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala pwd        - ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves                   - handful
  • Onion chopped             - 1 cup
  • Cumin pwd                    - ½ tsp
  • Coriander pwd               - 1 tsp
  • Chicken masala pwd      - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Clean chicken pieces and chop them to bite sized pieces.
  2. Prepare marinade with curd, 1 tsp red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd and garam masala pwd.
  3. Marinate the chicken pieces and keep aside in fridge for half an hour.

  1. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  3. Add chopped onion pieces and fry till light brown.
  4. Add the marinated chicken, mint leaves and mix well.
  5. Add cumin pwd, coriander pwd, red chilly pwd and chicken masala pwd.
  6. Taste and adjust salt.
  7. Mix well all the ingredients.
  8. Cover and cook on low heat, for about 30 minutes or till the chicken is tenderized.
  1. Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.

  1. Serve hot with chapatti, roti or naan.


The gravy can be thickened by adding a tbsp of cornflour dissolved in some yoghurd before the chicken is fully cooked.

Similar Recipes

·       Punjabi Fried Chicken
·       Chilly Chicken
·       Butter Chicken
·       Chicken Manchurian

68 Yummy Comments:

S.Menaga said...

slurrp....what a tempting chicken!!

Jay said...

thanks for your super quick feedback menaga..;)

Awesome and very tempting

radha said...

Will bookmark ... since I am vegetarian.. but my kids will love it.

Sonali Pradhan said...

Looks delicious dear....very tempting!


Congratulations Jay for this tasty recipe! Today or tomorrow I´ll post the bread I made with the remaining batter, I need more practice with dosas :)

maha said...

Looks awesome dear and picr r very very tempting

Az said...

Looks delicious..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting spicy chicken recipe..

faseela said...

wow...yummy chicken....lovely dear

Mané said...

What a smell

I love just any gravy with yogurt and being a vegetarian, can't think of chicken, though would surely replicate ur recipe with something veg....ultimate one!!

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cathy@home said...

Jay you are one super chef to show us how to cook these lovely foods.

wanna said...

This looks and sounds divine!

Marus said...

I like very much the chicken and this recipe looks delicius.
Good day

Sobha Shyam said...

simply superb chicken, looks tempting dear :)

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Looks really delicious! We love yoghurt chicken, will have to try your version! Thanks for sharing!

sofiaaurora said...

Un plato rico y muy bien condimentado, me encanta, besos

Sadaf Afshan said...

That looks really good. Just wondering about the chicken masala powder. What is it..........one of the packaged chicken curry masalas ?

Suja Manoj said...

Tempting chicken,will have to try this..tempting

Un plato de pollo bien rico... que bueno.

Torviewtoronto said...

chicken looks wonderful lovely presentation

Sravs said...

Mouthwatering Chicken !! Looks very yummy !!

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Jay said...

thank you so much for your visit to my blog & your kind words, I really appreciate it..
have a lovely weekend..:)
happy cooking..

a. maren said...

oo this looks so good! i love yogurt sauces, and with the spices? mmmmm!

Jay said...

yes Sadaf, you can get chicked curry masala packets in all Indian stores near by..
giv a try.;)

anne said...

Looks very delicious ! Another one of my must try dish ;D Love the gorgeous color of the dish !

I don't eat meat but I'm not gonna lie, it looks delicious! I'll keep it in mind to make with poatoes or tofu :-D

Vimitha Anand said...

Dahi chicken looks so yummy dear... Nice combo for rotis
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Nava.K said...

Yoghurt is a great ingredient and that brought out a lovely outcome to your chicken curry, looks so yummy.

kak ina kl said...

wah can eat with capati ..next time i do

I've not heard of yoghurt chicken before but it sounds lovely. A bit of spicy food would be perfect in the cold weather at the moment!

i was indeed looking for something different .. this is a nice idea

Ramya said...

yummy and creamy chicken

Suchi said...

Hello Jay, I am new to your space. The dahi chicken looks yummy...yogurt lends such a creamy texture to the chicken...
Have a lovely weekend :-)

Jay said...

welcome Suchi..:)
have a nice time..

Miriam said...

Olá Jay,

Adorei a sugestão, deve ficar saboroso...

Feliz Sábado!!!
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Preeti Garg said...

Great Recipe....

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Loveforfood said...

Just mouth-watering...looks appetizing and delicious!

Food Jaunts said...

Yum! I love curries and this one looks particularly tasty

revathi said...

Yummy chicken..loved the awesome flavours..:)

simran said...

awesome!..and absolutely looooooove the way you've presented it!

Archana said...

looks yummy.

Ola said...

It looks delicious and I like how you served it!

hi jay, how nice, i finally got to comment, failed a few times earlier.

this recipe is of course different from mine.. anxious to try out your delicious recipe on chicken have a nice day

SM said...

Looks colorful
nice pics

angsarap.net said...

As usual another rocking recipe!

AndiWinslow said...

Hi Jay, thanks for the visit and for following the Wednesday baker.blogspot.com big difference from my high fat blog to yours. Mine is full of cookies and you have one post! LOL I am quilty love my sugar. Your pictures are nice, and will come back I would love to find a recipe for fried rice. Some of your ingredients are not familuar to me. But I will look around thanks happy cooking andi

Mindie Hilton said...

Oh wow that looks so good and flavorful. Thanks for following Bacon Time, I am following you with GFC. Please join us at Bacon Time each week for our Anything Goes linky every Fri-Monday. On Thursdays I do a nice featuer post too from the previous linky.

Jay said...

thank you so much for your wishes & wonderful comments..:)
have a fantastic sunday with your family..!~

Spiky said...

loving the combination of it all


Jay, this looks fantastic!! What a delicious, mouthwatering recipe! Bookmarked :)

yumm... the food looks super delicious, will definitely give this one a go!! xoxo

melonpan said...

mhhh it looks so tasty and delicious, You're making my mouth watering :-)

Clairejustine said...

Great recipe,thanks for stopping by my blog,would love you to link this up to my Creative Monday hop which opens tonight :)

Lenia said...

Another tasteful recipe!Many kisses,dear!

Ayşe said...

Thank you so much for your lovely message. What a nice blog you have. Now I am following you.
Take care...

complimenti, ottima ricetta! un bacio :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

perfect combo with rotis. delicious

Jaya said...

This looks so delicious..hugs and smiles

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment Jay. You now have a devoted follower too. Love your blog!

Balvinder Ubi said...

I like the way you presented dahi chicken.

maha said...

jay.........visit my space and take ur award dera...plzzzzz

Lannie said...

this looks lovely, your blog is such a great place for indian recipe inspirations. thanks so much i'll be coming back :)

Julie said...

Very delicious chicken,yummy gravy!!

Erivum Puliyum

divya said...

looks super yummy & inviting..;)

Magic of Spice said...

Beautiful dish with wonderful and tempting flavors!

Azlin Bloor said...

Absolutely delicious! I just love this recipe, must make it! www.LinsFood.com

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