Dahi Chicken recipe – Bengali Doi Murgi recipe – Indian Yogurt Chicken Curry recipe

Dahi Chicken is a chicken curry recipe made with yogurt and a few simple ingredients. This chicken curry recipe is also popular as dahi wala chicken in North Indian cuisine and Doi murgi in Bengali cuisine. This chicken curry goes best with Plain rice, Pulao, Jeera rice, roti, chapathi, paratha, or garlic naan.

For making dahi chicken, chicken is first marinated with well-beaten yogurt or curd and lime juice both make the chicken soft and juicy. I make this chicken curry in vegetable oil. First, temper the oil with bay leaves & whole garam masala. Then the chicken is made of fried onion, garlic, green chilli, yogurt, and cashew nuts paste with black pepper, garam masala, and red chilli powder.

To make this chicken curry recipe, adding cashews to dilute the tanginess of the curd or dahi, and make a creamy white gravy. Yogurt and cashews also make a very less spicy gravy. Here I also used my homemade garam masala powder which also enhances the taste and flavor of this yogurt chicken curry recipe. That homemade garam masala is unique and made my dahi chicken different from other traditional Indian style chicken curry recipes which are also cooked with yogurt. 

In this picture showing chicken leg piece after cooking Bengali dahi chicken recipe In this picture showing chicken leg piece after cooking Bengali dahi chicken recipe

Dahi Chicken recipe is also named Doi chicken or Doi Murgi in Bengali cuisine. In West Bengal, dahi chicken has several local names, “Doi diye chicken curry” and “Doi diye mugrir mangsho” is a traditional Bengali style name. “Dahi” is a Hindi term and in Bengali, dahi means “Doi, here Tok doi” (an unflavoured no sweet yogurt or curd), and “Chicken” means “Murgi” in the Bengali language. This yogurt chicken curry is also a popular dish in Pakistan known as Dahi Murg / Dahi wala murgh in Pakistani cuisine.

Try this simple dahi chicken recipe at home. Hope my step by step instructions will give you the best result from the start to the end of this recipe. Let me know your valuable feedback about this recipe. Write your comment in the comment section below.

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Dahi Chicken recipe – Bengali Doi Murgi recipe – Indian Yogurt Chicken Curry recipe

Recipe by Moumita PaulCourse: Lunch/DinnerCuisine: Indian, BengaliDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5-6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

40

minutes

Dahi Chicken is an Indian style yogurt chicken curry recipe cooked with curd or yogurt and a few simple ingredients. Also named Dahi wala chicken. Goes best with Plain rice, Pulao, Jeera rice or roti, or garlic naan.

Ingredients of Dahi chicken

  • Marinade the Chicken with
  • 750 g Chicken (curry cut pieces)

  • 8 tbsp Dahi / Tok Doi / Curd / Yogurt

  • 1 Lemon Juice

  • Other Ingredients
  • 15 Cashew Nuts

  • 3 Onion (sliced thinly)

  • 14 whole Garlic cloves

  • 1/2 inch Ginger

  • 4 Green Chillies

  • 4 Green Cardamom

  • 5 Cloves

  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon

  • 8 Black Peppercorns / Kali Mirchi

  • 1/8 Nutmeg(Jaifol)

  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder

  • 3/4 tsp Sugar

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 6 tbsp Oil (Mustard oil/Vegetable oil)

  • Whole Spices (for Tempering in Oil)
  • 2 Bay Leaves

  • 8 Black Peppercorns

  • 2 Green Cardamom

  • 3-4 Cloves

  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon

How to make Dahi chicken (Doi murgi) recipe

  • For making this chicken curry, first clean and wash the chicken pieces.
  • Marinate the chicken with 6 tbsp whisked curd or yogurt and lemon juice.
  • Coarsely grind the ginger, garlic, green chillies, cashew nuts, and whole garam masalas (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg & whole black peppercorns).
  • Then again grind the masala with 1 chopped onion and 2 tbsp yoghurt, and add little water until making a sauce-like creamy puree.
  • To make the gravy of Dahi Chicken
  • Heat a pan, add oil, and heat the oil until releases smoke. Here I used mustard oil, you can use vegetable oil, butter or ghee instead.
  • Then fry the onion (2 thinly sliced onions) until soft and succulent. Add bay leaves and whole garam masalas to the pan for tempering. 
  • Once the onion gets golden, add the ground masala puree mixed with 1/4 cup of water, and mix it well with onions.
  • Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp sugar, and salt seasoning, and mix them well with the masalas. 
  • Fry/sauté the masala until the masala’s raw smell goes off and the masala releases oil from the sides too. 
  • Add the marinated chicken into the pan, and mix it well with the masalas. Cook it on medium heat by covering the pan.
  • Stir it often and let the spices infused in the chicken. Cook the chicken until it gets soft & juicy.
  • Then add little water, mix it well with the gravy, and again cover the pan.
  • Let the gravy boil, add a little salt if needed, mix well, and cook the chicken for a minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Dahi chicken is ready, enjoy this Indian style yogurt chicken curry with roti, Pulao, plain rice, or Bengali fried rice.

Notes

  • In this chicken curry, I did not use turmeric as I do not prefer to bring yellow color rather white gravy I prefer most for making any curd based gravy. But you can surely use it for this recipe.
  • You can replace lemon juice with a medium size tomato or 3-4 tsp tomato pulp or tomato puree.
  • Make this chicken curry with farm chicken or desi chicken(country chicken) as per your preference.

How to make Dahi chicken (Doi murgi) recipe step by step with pictures

Preparation

○ For making this chicken curry, first clean the chicken and thoroughly wash it with water.

○Then marinate the chicken with 6 tbsp of whisked yogurt and lemon juice.

Skinless bone-in chicken pieces marinated with curd and lemon juice

○ Coarsely grind the ginger, garlic, green chillies, cashew nuts, and whole garam masalas (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg & whole black peppercorns).

Dahi chicken curry masala ingredients

○Then again grind the masala with 1 chopped onion and 2 tbsp curd, and add little water until making a sauce-like creamy puree.

Ground masala for Dahi chicken recipe

To make Dahi Chicken Gravy

○ For making this chicken gravy, first heat a pan, and add oil(i used mustard oil, you can use any vegetable oil or butter or ghee).

○ Once the oil is hot, put 2 thinly sliced onions in the oil.

○Fry the onion until onion gets soft and succulent.

Frying Onion in oil

○ Add bay leaves and whole garam masalas (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and black peppercorn / Kali mirchi) to the pan. 

Whole spices are tempering in oil with fried onion

○Fry the onion until golden, add the ground masala puree mix with 1/4 cup of water, and mix it well with onions.

Masala of dahi chicken with fried onion

○ Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp sugar, and salt seasoning, and mix them well with the masalas. 

Frying masala in oil

○Fry/sauté the masala until masalas raw smell goes off and the masala releases oil from the sides too. 

○ Add the marinated chicken into the pan, and mix it well with the masalas.

Chicken (earlier marinated with curd and lemon juice) in pan

○ Stir well until chicken is nicely coated with the masalas. Cook it on medium heat by covering the pan.

Sautéeing Chicken

○ Stir it often and cook it until the chicken gets soft & tender. Add little water, and mix it well. Cover the pan.

Adding the water (mixed with curd marination)

○ Let the gravy boil, add a little salt if needed, mix well, and cook the chicken for a minute. Turn off the heat.

Dahi Chicken is readyDahi Chicken is ready

○ Dahi chicken (Indian style Yogurt chicken curry) is ready, enjoy with roti, Pulao, plain rice, or Bengali fried rice.

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