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dahi chicken recipe, yogurt chicken

A simple and easy dahi chicken recipe using dahi that is yogurt and chicken and making a simple curry without too many ingredients.
2.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course chicken
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 3 -4
Calories 420 kcal


  • 500 gms chicken cleaned and washed well
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves and 3 small cinnamon sticks
  • 3 onions finely sliced
  • 3-4 green chillies vertically slit
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt/dahi/curd
  • ½ teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup water


  • Firstly take a wok, into it add oil and heat it.
  • Add whole garam masala such as cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Add sliced onions and saute for few minutes.
  • Add slit green chillies, salt, mix and cook until the onions turn soft.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, mix well.
  • Cook the masala for few minutes and until oil starts separating.
  • Add chicken and roast it for few minutes on medium to low flame.
  • Cover the lid and cook the chicken on low flame until oil starts separating.
  • Beat the yogurt well and add into the chicken and mix well.
  • Cook for five minutes on low flame.
  • Add coriander seeds powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves, mix well.
  • Add ½ cup water and mix.
  • Cook the chicken on low flame until chicken gets soft.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.


1.If chicken has to cook fast, then the curry can be pressure cooked and should not be given more than 2 or 3 whistles.
2.Just roast the chicken quickly, add all the mentioned masala, curd and pressure cook, it turns out as good as slow cooked.


Nutrition Facts
dahi chicken recipe, yogurt chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.