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how to make chicken changezi

chicken changezi recipe, how to make chicken changezi

A mughlai style chicken gravy recipe cooked in rich and creamy masala gravy.
4.23 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course chicken
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 3
Calories 300 kcal


Onion tomato kaju paste for chicken changezi:

  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 3 onions thickly chopped
  • 8-10 kaju/cashewnuts
  • 8-10 almonds/badam
  • 3 to matoes thickly chopped

Other ingredients to make chicken changezi:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves/loung
  • 1 green cardamom/elaichi
  • 1 small cinnamon stick/dalchini
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 500 gms chicken cleaned well and washed well with turmeric powder or lemon extract
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 cup yogurt/curd
  • blended onion tomato kaju paste
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon cream/malai
  • 1 teaspoon kasoori methi crushed
  • 3-4 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves


To make onion tomato kaju badam paste:

  • Firstly, in a pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add chopped onions, kaju, badam and saute the onions until they turn slight golden color.
  • After onions are cooked well, add chopped tomatoes into it and cook until the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Cool down the masala.
  • Take a blending jar, add the masala, and blend the masala into a fine smooth paste by adding little water or milk.
  • Keep the masala aside for later use.

Making of chicken changezi:

  • Take a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it add whole garam masala such as cloves, dalchini, elaichi.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add the chicken into it and roast well until color of chicken changes.
  • Add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix well, cook and roast the chicken for 10 minutes until oil starts releasing.
  • Add yogurt and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the blended onion tomato kaju badam paste into the chicken and mix well.
  • Cook this gravy for 10-15 minutes on low flame or until the masala is cooked well and starts leaving oil at the sides.
  • Check if the chicken is tenderized.
  • Cook for some more time until chicken gets tendered.
  • Add milk into the chicken gravy, mix.
  • Add malai/cream into the chicken gravy and mix well.
  • Add salt as per taste if required.
  • Cook the gravy for few minutes on low flame.
  • Crush kasoori methi and add into the chicken curry.
  • Also add some freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix.
  • Cook for few minutes on low flame and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with roti, paratha or steamed rice.


  • Here, at the end of the recipe if one wants to add garam masala powder for a more spicy flavour, then it is a better option to add some garam masala powder at the end.
  • This gravy is slightly thick and if one wants to make it slightly thin, add a little more milk and cook the gravy.


Nutrition Facts
chicken changezi recipe, how to make chicken changezi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 513mg15%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 86mg9%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Vitamin A 1093IU22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.