dahi chicken served in white bowl (close-up shot)

Dahi Chicken recipe | dahi chicken curry | dahi chicken roast with step by step photos & a video recipe.

Dahi chicken is a simple yet flavorful & mildly spicy dish. The dahi (i.e. curd/yogurt) makes the chicken pieces soft, juicy & tender.

The fragrant spices enhance the aroma of dahi chicken. The spiciness is perfectly balanced with the dahi (curd/yogurt) used in the recipe.

In this post, I am sharing 2 ways to make Dahi Chicken.

  1. Dahi Chicken curry
  2. Dahi Chicken roast

Ingredients & a few steps to make both types of dahi chicken are the same. The only difference is the cooking time. 

dahi chicken curry served in a white bowl

Dahi chicken roast has more intense flavor than dahi chicken curry. Slowly simmering the gravy until it dries up makes it super delicious.

You can serve Dahi chicken with Roti/Naan/Parathas (Indian flatbread). You can also serve it with Jeera rice or steamed rice.

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Tips to make dahi chicken:

  1. Use fresh curd/yogurt to make dahi chicken. If the curd you are using is sour then skip adding lemon juice while marinating the chicken.
  2. Use curd at room temperature. Do not add curd that is taken out from the refrigerator. Curd may curdle while cooking & may spoil the entire dish.
  3. If you do not have caraway seeds then use cumin seeds. But the flavor of caraway seeds goes well with this recipe.
  4. Adding kasuri methi enhances the flavor of the chicken.
  5. To make dahi chicken roast, cook until all the gravy from dahi chicken dries up & oil starts to release from it. It will ensure that there are no more raw flavors in the dish.
  6. Kashmiri red chili powder gives color to the dish. You can also use normal red chili powder.

How to make dahi chicken with step by step photos:

To marinate the chicken:

  1. In a mixing bowl combine chicken, curd/yogurt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chicken masala powder, salt & lemon juice.
  2. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.step by step collage for marinating the chicken

Making the dahi chicken:

  1. Heat ¼ cup of oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Next, add bay leaf & caraway seeds. Saute for a minute.
  3. Add onions & sauté until golden.step by step collage for sauteing the spices & onions to make dahi chicken curry
  4. Add marinated chicken & cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  5. Now lower the flame, cover & cook for 20 minutes until the chicken is done.
  6. Stir it in between as required to avoid the burning of spices.
  7. After 20 minutes, the gravy will thicken & the chicken will be cooked well.step by step collage of adding marinated chicken & cooking it to make dahi chicken roast
  8. Add Kasuri methi. Taste the gravy & add salt if required.
  9. If you are making dahi chicken curry – add water & cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Dahi chicken curry is ready to serve.step by step collage of making the dahi chicken gravy
  10. For making the dry dahi chicken or dahi chicken roast – simmer the flame & cook until the gravy dries up. Stir in between as required. Also, the oil from the gravy will start to release.drying up the gravy on low flame
  11. Switch off the flame. Garnish with some coriander leaves.garnish with coriander leaves & serve dahi chicken
  12. Dahi chicken roast is ready. Serve hot with Roti/Parathas.

Recipe Card for Yogurt Chicken:

Dahi Chicken recipe | dahi chicken curry | dahi chicken roast

Dahi chicken made with simple ingredients -dahi(yogurt), chicken & some simple spices. The chicken is soft & juicy inside coated with aromatic spices. Serve dahi chicken with Roti/Parathas.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

To marinate the chicken

  • 500 gm chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup curd/yogurt (dahi)
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste (adrak lasan ka paste)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder (kashmiri lal mirch powder)
  • 2 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 2 tsp chicken masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (nibu ka ras)

To make dahi chicken roast:

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 bay leaf (tejpatta)
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds (shahi jeera)
  • 1 onion medium size, chopped
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Instructions

To marinate the chicken:

  • In a mixing bowl combine chicken, curd/yogurt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chicken masala powder, salt & lemon juice.
  • Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.

Making the dahi chicken recipe:

  • Heat ¼ cup of oil in pan over medium heat.
  • Next, add bay leaf & caraway seeds. Saute for a minute.
  • Add onions & sauté until golden.
  • Add marinated chicken & cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Now lower the flame, cover & cook for 20 minutes until the chicken is done. Stir it in between as required to avoid the burning of the spices.
  • After 20 minutes, the gravy will thicken & the chicken will be cooked well.
  • Add Kasuri methi. Taste the gravy & add salt if required.
  • To make dahi chicken curry – add water & cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves. Dahi chicken curry is ready to serve.
  • For making the dry dahi chicken or dahi chicken roast – simmer the flame & cook until the gravy dries up. Stir in between as required. Also, the oil from the gravy will start to release.
  • Switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Dahi chicken is ready. Serve hot with Roti/Parathas/steamed rice.

Video

Notes

  1. If the curd you are using is sour then skip adding lemon juice while marinating the chicken.
  2. Use curd at room temperature. 

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