Monday, August 30, 2010

Dahi Murgh (Chicken and Yoghurt Curry)

This is one chicken yoghurt dish that I'll be cooking again!  Hubby and the kids gave the thumbs up for this.  I was actually looking around for curry recipes using my homemade yoghurt.  There are many, many recipes, and looks like I found the right one.  It is extremely easy to cook, no elaborate preparation and the ingredients can be prepared in minutes.  Besides, I have two pots of coriander growing in my garden, and this would be perfect.  The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of yoghurt, try putting in 1/4 cup first and gradually add more, depends on the level of sourness from the yoghurt.  I use 1/2 cup as per the recipe.  The chicken is simmered over low heat, stirring frequently until it is cooked, there is no water added to this recipe.  After I have cooked and tasted this, I thought that my family will find it a little bit sour, but they loved it!   This is really great with rice.

I'm bringing this yummy dish to Mommy's Kitchen for Potluck Sunday.

Dahi Murgh (Chicken and Yoghurt Curry)
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Ingredients :
1 kg chicken
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1/2 cup fresh coriander
1-1/2 tbsp ghee or oil
1 tsp ground tumeric
1-1/2 tsp garam masala
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup yoghurt (you may not use all, adjust to your taste accordingly)
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
extra chopped mint or coriander leaves to garnish

Method :
Cut chicken into serving pieces.
Put onion, garlic, ginger, fresh coriander into the container of electric blender.
Blend to  a smooth puree.
Heat oil in a saucepan and fry the blended mixture, stirring for about 5 minutes.
Add tumeric, garam masala, salt and chili powder and fry for a further minute.
Stir in yoghurt and tomatoes, and fry until liquid dries up and the mixture is the consistency of thick puree.
Add chicken pieces, turning them in the spice mixture so they are coated on both sides, then turn heat low, cover tightly and cook until chicken is tender.


  1. Slurpp, fingerlicking dahi murgh..looks fabulous..

  2. This looks REALLY good. and if your kids gave a thumbs up it must be a winner!

  3. Looks very very yummy lip smacking ! very similar to indian version.

  4. dahi murgh looks very delicious ..tempting click too


  5. Yoghurt Curry! I want, I want :) Very delicious dish...

  6. That looks so good! We eat more chicken than any other meat, and this looks like something everyone here would like.
    I'm so glad your jam turned out! I hope you like it- it's one of my favorites. You are very welcome to link to my recipe post- Thanks!

  7. This looks delicious! I love new chicken recipes....thank you :)

  8. This looks mouthwatering! How wonderful would that be to pour the curry gravy all over my steamed rice!! Yummy!

  9. My fav chicken curry,looks really good...Thanx for sharing award with me...

  10. Hi Priya,
    Yes,it is fingerlickinglicious!

    Hi Prairie Story,
    Thank you for visiting! Nice to see you. Will be visiting you right after this! Have a nice day.

    Hi Tanvi,
    Welcome to my blog. Thank you for stopping by. This is in fact an indian dish! And it is really delicious. Will hop over to your blog soon! Have a lovely day.

    Hi Satya,
    Thank you for your kind comment!

    Hi Magic of Spice,
    Yes, yoghurt do make delicious curries!

    Hi scrambledhenfruit,
    Thank you. And I'll be posting the pepper jelly very soon!

    Hi baking serendipity,
    This is your first time visiting! Thank you for stopping by. I love chicken recipes too! Will be stopping over to yours soon. Have a nice day!

  11. Hi Angie,
    Yup, this is really great with plain white rice!

    Hi Vrinda,
    Thank you and you're most welcome! You have a really great site and deserve this award. Thank you for sharing all the lovely recipes. Have a nice day!

  12. Yum!!! This looks delicious, nice and spicy! We love chicken so this is a must try!

  13. Oh my, looks delicious! I'm not a big yogurt fan, but I think this may convince me to try!! :)

  14. Hi Pam,
    This is not a really spicy dish. Add more chili powder if you like it more spicy!

    Hi Rice Palette,
    Yoghurt is delicious used in cooking. Give it a try! Since you are not a fan of yoghurt, try adding it a little at a time until it is to your liking.

  15. This looks FANTASTIC. I love food like this, really! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Brittany,
    Thank you for stopping by. This dish is really great with plain white rice. Give this a try sometime. Have a nice day!

  17. The chicken looks delicious will surely like to try.
    happy to follow you dear.