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Chicken Dopeyaji / Chicken Dopiaza / চিকেন দোপিয়াজা


Chicken legs 1 Kg

Ghee/Oil 1/4 cup

Onions chopped 1 cup

Salt to taste

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Tomato cubed 1 cup

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Yogurt 1 cup

Water 1 cup

Garam masala 1 tsp

Green chilli 4-6 pcs


Wash and clean chicken leg pieces.

In a bowl, marinade chicken pieces with 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of ginger paste and 1/2 tsp garlic paste. Set aside for 15 mins.


In a pan, heat oil and add chopped onions, garlic and ginger paste. Sauté over high heat until it browns. Add cubed tomatoes, stir and mix well. Add turmeric, red chilli, coriander, cumin powder and sauté over high heat for couple minutes. Add plain yogurt and continue to sauté, add water as required. Add marinated chicken and stir everything together. Cook chicken over high heat for 5 minutes, continuously stirring. Reduce heat and cook for another 20 minutes. Add cubed onions, garam masala, green chilli and 1 cup of water and mix well. Close lid and let it cook for another 10 minutes, occasionally stirring in between. Check if chicken is cooked well-through and remove from heat.

Serve hot alongside roti, naan or even rice. Enjoy!



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