Chicken Dopiaza

Chicken Dopiaza

4.90 from 19 votes
Chicken dopiaza is a classic Indian curry made with caramelised onions, fragrant spices, and marinated chicken. Finish off this easy curry recipe with a helping of fresh coriander and a side of perfectly cooked rice or chapatti for a satisfying supper.
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This chicken dopiaza curry is the perfect way to spice up your dinner time. This is a classic Indian dish. Dopiaza means ‘double onions’ and this sweet curry kicks off with a big batch of caramelised onions, to which fragrant spices and marinated chicken are added, all cooked until perfection.

Finish off this easy curry recipe with a helping of fresh coriander and a side of perfectly cooked rice for a satisfying supper. An easy onion and tomato-based curry with medium heat and delicious, sweet notes from caramelised onions. Serve with cooked basmati rice or parathas.

I have many chicken curry recipes on my food blog ranging from butter chicken to chicken jalfrezi to chicken chana. This is another classic Indian dish that is very popular.

The name refers to the two ways onions are used in this dish. Do pyaza means ‘two onions’. The first two onions are caramelised and form a part of the curry sauce. The remaining onion has its layers pulled apart and then is cut into chunks before being added near the end.

This chicken curry recipe is less spicy compared to other chicken curries like my chicken tikka masala recipe. This is a truly authentic Indian restaurant-style dish, and it is perfect for beginner chefs.

I like to marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. The longer you leave it, the better it is as it allows for the chicken to tenderise and the flavours to develop. A good idea is to mix the chicken marinade the night before. This saves a lot of time as well.

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Chicken Dopiaza

by Nabeela Kauser
Chicken dopiaza is a classic Indian curry made with caramelised onions, fragrant spices, and marinated chicken. Finish off this easy curry recipe with a helping of fresh coriander and a side of perfectly cooked rice or chapatti for a satisfying supper.
4.90 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marination Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 347 kcal

Ingredients

Marination:

Curry:

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add the marination ingredients to the chicken then mix until well combined before setting aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes
  • As the chicken is marinating heat up the oil in a pot before adding two finely diced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat until golden brown and caramelised
  • Add the ginger paste and garlic then cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add two finely diced tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the marinated chicken then cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the water then give it a quick stir before covering and cook for 15 minutes
  • As the chicken is cooking cut the remaining onion into squares and the tomatoes into chunks then add into the pan along with the green chilli before cooking for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the finely chopped coriander and dried fenugreek leaves then cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Serve immediately with chapatti and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 17gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 749mgPotassium: 645mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1522IUVitamin C: 28mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Curry, Indian, Onion, Spicy, Tomato
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Amy Cavanagh
Amy Cavanagh
2 months ago

5 stars
Hi, on the Tomatoes and onion, what does 2+1 and 2+2 mean, is that 3 total onions and 4 total tomatoes?

Andrew
Andrew
1 day ago

5 stars
Just made this and wow what an excellent recipe this is – of this was served to me in a restaurant I would not have complained. Superb

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