Chicken Changezi
Chicken Changezi
5 from 1 vote
A succulent, rich chicken dish infused with aromatic spices and creamy textures. This recipe is a tantalizing blend of flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling. Perfect for those who crave a dish that is full of depth and warmth.
Chicken Changezi

Have you ever tasted the rich and aromatic flavors of Chicken Changezi? This iconic dish boasts a history as rich as its taste.

Originating from the Mongols, who brought the recipe to India, Chicken Changezi has stood the test of time to become a beloved dish in North Indian cuisine.

Cooking Chicken Changezi is a delightful challenge for any home chef. The combination of tender chicken pieces cooked in a creamy tomato-based gravy, with a blend of fragrant spices, creates a dish that is both indulgent and satisfying.

The careful balance of flavors, textures, and spices in Chicken Changezi makes it a true culinary experience.

Despite its complex flavors, Chicken Changezi can be made at home with a bit of dedication and patience.

The key lies in mastering the art of slow cooking and allowing the ingredients to meld together over time. The result is a dish that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

So, if you’re ready to elevate your cooking skills and treat your taste buds to something truly special, why not try your hand at making Chicken Changezi? Your efforts will be rewarded with a dish that is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire.


Chicken: The main protein source in this Chicken Changezi recipe, chicken is a versatile meat that absorbs the flavors of the spices and sauces it is cooked in. It provides a tender and juicy texture to the dish.

Vegetable Oil: Used for cooking the onions, garlic, and ginger, vegetable oil adds richness and depth to the Chicken Changezi. It also helps in sautéing the ingredients evenly.

Onions: Onions are commonly used in Indian cuisine for their sweet and savory flavor. When cooked, they add a caramelized sweetness to the dish and form the base of the sauce.

Garlic: Garlic enhances the savory and aromatic flavors of the Chicken Changezi. It adds a pungent kick to the dish and complements the other spices well.

Ginger: Ginger brings a warm and spicy flavor to the Chicken Changezi. It adds a hint of heat and zing to the dish, balancing out the richness of the cream and spices.

Ground Coriander: Ground coriander has a citrusy and slightly sweet flavor that adds a unique depth to the dish. It complements the other spices and enhances the overall taste of the Chicken Changezi.

Ground Cumin: Cumin has a warm and earthy flavor that is essential in Indian cooking. It adds a distinct aroma and flavor to the Chicken Changezi, enhancing its overall profile.

Garam Masala: A blend of warm spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, garam masala adds a unique and aromatic flavor to the Chicken Changezi. It ties all the spices together and creates a harmonious blend of flavors.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder provides a vibrant yellow color to the Chicken Changezi and adds a warm and slightly bitter flavor. It is commonly used in Indian cooking for its earthy taste and health benefits.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder adds a hint of spice and heat to the Chicken Changezi. It balances out the creaminess of the dish and provides a kick of flavor without being overwhelming.

Tomato Passata: Tomato passata is a smooth and thick tomato puree that adds a rich and tangy flavor to the Chicken Changezi. It helps create a luscious sauce for the dish and enhances its overall taste.

Single Cream: Single cream adds a creamy and luxurious texture to the Chicken Changezi. It helps balance out the spices and adds a velvety richness to the dish, creating a smooth and silky sauce.

Salt: Salt enhances the flavors of the spices and ingredients in the Chicken Changezi. It helps bring out the natural taste of the dish and ensures a well-balanced flavor profile.

Fresh Coriander Leaves: Fresh coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, add a burst of freshness to the Chicken Changezi. They provide a bright and herbaceous flavor to the dish, complementing the rich and spicy notes of the spices.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Chicken Changezi can be served with steamed rice or naan bread for a complete meal.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and a dollop of yogurt for an added burst of flavor.
  • Pair with a side of mixed salad or raita to balance out the richness of the dish.
  • Serve with pickled onions or mango chutney for an extra tangy kick.


  • To make a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with paneer or mixed vegetables like potatoes, peas, and carrots.
  • For a healthier option, use low-fat single cream or Greek yogurt instead of regular cream.
  • Add a handful of cashew nuts or almonds for a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.
  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of chili powder or add chopped green chilies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chicken Changezi?

Chicken Changezi is a popular Indian dish made with tender pieces of chicken cooked in a rich and spicy tomato-based gravy.

What is the origin of Chicken Changezi?

Chicken Changezi is said to have originated in the city of Delhi, India. It is named after the 13th-century Mongolian ruler, Genghis Khan, who was also known as Changez or Changezi.

What are the key ingredients in Chicken Changezi?

The key ingredients in Chicken Changezi include chicken, onions, tomatoes, yogurt, cream, spices such as cumin, coriander, red chili powder, and garam masala.

Is Chicken Changezi spicy?

Yes, Chicken Changezi is known for its rich and spicy flavor profile. However, you can adjust the level of spiciness according to your preference.

What is the best way to serve Chicken Changezi?

Chicken Changezi is best enjoyed with naan or rice. You can garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve it with a side of raita or salad for a complete meal.

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Chicken Changezi

Chicken Changezi

by Nabeela Kauser
A succulent, rich chicken dish infused with aromatic spices and creamy textures. This recipe is a tantalizing blend of flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling. Perfect for those who crave a dish that is full of depth and warmth.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 533 kcal


  • 800 g Chicken
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions finely sliced
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2- inch Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 200 g Tomato Passata
  • 200 ml Single Cream
  • Coriander for garnish


  • In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the ground coriander, ground cumin, garam masala, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder. Cook the spices for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  • Pour in the tomato passata and stir to combine with the chicken and spices.
  • Cover the pan and let the chicken simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and tender.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, pour in the single cream and stir well. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt according to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.


Chicken Changezi is a rich and creamy Mughlai dish that pairs well with naan or rice.
Adjust the amount of red chilli powder according to your spice preference.
You can substitute chicken with chicken thighs or breast if desired, but thighs tend to be more flavorful and juicy in this dish.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 21gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 688mgPotassium: 583mgFibre: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 983IUVitamin C: 13mgVitamin D: 0.5µgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken Changezi, Chicken Curry, Coconut Chicken Curry, Cooking, Curry Recipe, Food, Indian, Indian Food, Recipe
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