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Dum chicken masala recipe is a traditional and very delicious recipe in Asia and in especially Hyderabad which is located in India. Now you may know India and Pakistani foods are very famous due to their traditional food recipes.

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How To Make Dum Chicken Masala?

Now in this dum chicken masala dish, you need some basic ingredients that are available in your kitchen and after that, we marinate this chicken with these ingredients and after that slow cook in dum style. After that, you can feel the creamy aroma and aroma of flavorful spices you really loved it believe me.


What Is Meant By Dum Masala?

You may be wonder about the word dum basically dum derived form of “Dum Baksh” which means “To Give Breath To” this means a special technique to slow-cook in a vessel sealed with a tight-fitting lid and that is only for steam is prevented from escaping.

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Some Key Benefits Of Dum Masala Recipes.

If you cook any kind of chicken in dum style then there are various kinds of benefits and the main one is that meat is tender and juicy because of airtight environment and all the flavors of spices and curd just inside of the vessel and the meat is cooked in its own juice, I think you understand what I mean to say.

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For Getting Some Best Results.

If you want the best of best results then you may use boneless chicken but this is not necessary. For more delicious flavor garnish this dum masala dish with deep-fried onion, coriander leaves, mint leaves, and a squeeze lemon this is mind-blowing, Okay enjoy.

Can We Use Lamb Meat Instead Of Chicken?

Of course why not you can use lamb instead of chicken and keep all things are same. Now your legs and shoulder meat of lamb for better results, and obviously this will not take the same time as chicken take. You may put more time into the dum lamb masala recipe. Because meat takes more time to cook as compared to chicken. So stay calm and enjoy your dish ASAP.

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Can We Make It At Weekend In Main Course?

Surely, you can make it any time you want there is no problem. But if you try out this dum masala on the weekend night at your dinner with the whole family, trust me this will make it more flavorful and zesty. Your whole family loved this zesty flavor dum masala recipe. You can use this delicious aromatic dum masala dish as the main course in your lunch or dinner meal. This is also perfect for some special events like parties, home parties, buffets, and potlucks.

Prepare time: 10 min      Cook: 1 hr min      Ready in 2 hr  

Ingredients For Dum Chicken Masala Recipe:

  • 750 gms Chicken with bones.
  • 3 medium Onions, sliced fine.
  • 150 gms Thick curd.
  • 1 cup (1 bunch) Coriander leaves, finely chopped.
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
  • Ginger-Garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder 2 tsp.
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp.
  • Red Chilli Powder 2 tsp.
  • Few strands of saffron soaked in 2 tbsp of warm milk.
  • Salt 1/2 tbsp or to taste.
  • Oil 4 tbsp.
  • Juice of lemon 1 tbsp.

To be roasted & ground to a paste:

  • 8 nos Almonds.
  • 8 nos Cashew Nuts.
  • 2 tbsp Coconut pieces or you can use coconut powder.

Preparation Process:

  • First of all, take a pan and fry the sliced onions in oil till these onions turn into light brown color.
  • Then remove, cool, and crush with your hands.
  • Now dry roast the almonds, cashew nuts, and coconut pieces in a pan for 2-3 minutes.
  • After that once cooled then grind to a paste in a mixie/blender one you have.

Marination Process For Dum Chicken Masala Recipe:

  • First, of all take a bowl and put your chicken in this bowl.
  • After that add all the ingredients other than the oil that is mentioned above and marinate chicken with them.
  • Mix properly and set aside for about 2 hrs.

Directions For Dum Chicken Masala:

  1. The very first step is that take a heavy bottom pan and pour 1 tbsp of oil into the pan.
  2. Now arrange the marinated chicken evenly so that all the chicken pieces are in one layer.
  3. After that pour 3 tbsp of oil on top of the chicken pieces uniformly and properly.
  4. Now place the pan on the heat on a medium heat/flame and after 2-3 minutes, lower the heat to a minimum and cover the lid.
  5. Then after 10 minutes lift the lid and mix all the chicken properly.
  6. Now put the cover back on the pan and cook on dum for around 30 minutes.
  7. After that you can check the chicken, mixing a few times in between just to make sure that there is enough water to cook the chicken.
  8. Finally, serve hot with roti.

Closing Notes:

You can serve this delicious and creamy dum chicken masala recipe dish with chapatis, steamed rice, or roti or naan whatever you prefer. Now if you top dum masala chicken with ring onions, lemon juice, and chopped cilantro the believe me this makes this dish more spicy and delicious.

There are lots of effort that I put to make these zest flavorful and unique kind of recipes. so if you really enjoy this one then just show your love and experience in the comments below, that’s it because this will pay off my hard work.

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You can also check out this dum mutton curry recipe.

Chicken boneless handi recipe dish is one of the most popular and famous curries in Pakistan and India. It is very creamy and juicy as well as very flavorful and delicious.This chicken handi just a perfect meal for your weekend dinner plan or just for surprising your guests.

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Why Chicken Handi Is My Favorite?

Honestly speaking I want to eat this chicken boneless handi recipe in my whole life, oh wow just amazing. Chicken Handi Recipe dish is a very traditional restaurant style chicken handi recipe that is made in a special vessel called a handi.

Handi is a kind of cooking pan that was used in Indian or Pakistani cooking with a shallow depth and a wide bottom in the olden days which was made of clay.


However these days it is not so common to cook in such pots or to even find it. So don’t worry, if you don’t have handi then you can make this tempting dish in the karahi that you have at home or you can use standard pot for making this chicken curry.

What Is Chicken Handi?

Actually, handi means clay pot. Traditionally, this chicken handi curry is made in a terracotta pot which shifts its unique flavor to a chicken handi dish.

The good thing is about chicken handi, which is milder than south Asian curries, but always rich in flavor. In this process, we cooked chicken in a creamy base of fresh cream and yogurt.

In most Indian and Pakistani restaurants, majorly boneless chicken used for this chicken handi curry. But if you want bone-in chicken then you can also use that one.

Can We Make Chicken Handi Without Cream?

Yes, you can make chicken handi without cream. If you are not a huge fan of cream and don’t want to add it to your gravy dish. Just skip the black pepper and green chilies option and make your chicken handi recipe without cream.

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Can We Store Chicken Handi?

Yes, you can store your chicken handi curry in the fridge. Just add your chicken curry to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge and this lasts up to a week.

Difference Between Chicken Karahi And Chicken Handi:

Now there is not a very big difference between them. Like In chicken karahi, we use tomato-based masala and it is traditionally prepared in karahi mean (wok).

whereas in chicken handi we use tomatoes, yogurt, cream, for the smooth, rich base. And chicken handi traditionally prepared in a handi(clay pot). The other difference is, chicken karahi is more spicer than chicken handi.

Prepare time: 30 min Cook: 45 min Resting Time: 10 min Ready in 1 hr 5 min   

Ingredients For Chicken Boneless Handi Recipe:

  • 500 grams – Boneless chicken – Cut into cubes.
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste.
  • 1 big (100 gms) – Finely chopped onions.
  • 4 small (200 gms) – Chopped tomatoes.
  • 3 nos – Green chilies cut into big pieces.
  • 1 tbsp – Ginger juilenned.
  • 3 tbsp – Chopped coriander for garnish.
  • 1 tsp – Salt.

Some Other Ingredients:

  • 3/4 tsp – Cumin seeds.
  • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric Powder.
  • 1 tsp – Red Chilli Powder.
  • 1 tsp – Coriander Powder.
  • 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala Powder.
  • 1/4 tsp – Crushed Black Pepper.
  • 1 tsp – Dry Fenugreek Leaves, dry roasted & powdered.
  • 2 tbsp – Whisked Curd or Yogurt.
  • 4 tbsp – Fresh Cream.
  • 4 tbsp – Oil.

Preparation Process For Chicken Handi Recipe:

  • First of all wash and clean chicken fillets properly and pat dry.
  • After drying, cut chicken fillets into one-inch cubes.
  • Now chop the tomatoes, onions, and coriander leaves julienned the ginger, and cut 3 green chilies into small pieces.
  • After chopped everything nicely, now dry roast and powder the Kasuri methi(Dry Fenugreek leaves), keep them aside.

Directions For Chicken Boneless Handi Recipe:

  1. The very first step is to take a flat pan and heat 2 tbsp oil in that pan.
  2. After heating the oil, now we add ginger garlic paste.
  3. Make sure to fry on low heat for 1-2 minutes and add chicken cubes along with 1 tbsp salt.
  4. Mix and fry them on high to medium flame for about 3-4 minutes.
  5. After time complete, just take it out and keep it aside for further use.
  6. Now heat 2 tbsp oil again in the same pan and now we add hopped onions in this pan.
  7. Fry them on a medium flame for about 5-6 minutes till onions turn into light brown color.
  8. After that now we add 1/2 tsp salt, chopped tomatoes, and cook them on a medium flame for about 3-4 minutes till soft.
  9. Now we add red chili, turmeric powder, and coriander powders, mix all of them properly, and add a splash of water.
  10. Continue to cook for around 3 minutes on medium to low flame till oil separates properly.
  11. Now we add fried chicken cubes and fry them on a medium flame for about 5 minutes, till water dries up and oil separates properly.
  12. Switch off the heat and add the whisked yogurt/curd, mix them properly, and cook on low flame for around 2 minutes till oil separates properly.
  13. Now we add 50 ml water, mix properly, and cook covered on low flame for 10 minutes till the chicken is tender and oil separates properly.
  14. After that, we add crushed black pepper, roasted & powdered Kasuri Methi, garam masala powder.
  15. Mix all things properly and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  16. Now we add ginger juliennes and green chili pieces, give a nice mix, and then add fresh cream.
  17. Here you can add a few tbsp of water if required.
  18. Again give a nice mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes till oil separates properly.
  19. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ready to serve.

Closing Notes:

After taking it out in a serving dish now you can garnish it with coriander leaves and also add lemons wedges or green chili to make it extra good looking and more delicious and served with naan, paratha, or roti whatever you prefer.

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Authentic Indian chicken curry recipe belongs to Indian cuisine. And you know these Indian cuisines are very aromatic and flavorful.

Don’t worry this authentic Indian chicken curry recipe is also very aromatic and flavorful in taste. If you try Indian food before then you must know about the taste and flavors of these dishes.

Authentic indian chicken curry

And being a loyal Indian food lover, you must have to try this authentic Indian chicken curry recipe.

The taste and aroma of this authentic Indian chicken curry recipe as the same as you can get in any restaurant.

Believe me, This homemade authentic Indian chicken curry recipe has more tasteful and flavorful than restaurant one.

Very Flavorful and aromatic:

Thanks to all the spices that make this Indian chicken curry delicious and flavorful. This restaurant-style Indian chicken curry is very hearty and creamy when you taste this with naan, roti, chappati, or basmati rice.

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Now, you can try the different things with chicken and make delightful and very tasty recipes. But I love this flavorful, aromatic, and spicy North Indian chicken curry.

This authentic Indian chicken curry recipe is super simple and super easy to make.

Can We Use Chicken Thighs In Authentic Indian Chicken Curry Recipe?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs in restaurant-style Indian chicken curry. Just cut the excess amount of fat from chicken thighs, and after cutting the fat just increase the cooking time a bit. Because thighs take more time to cook than chicken breasts.

You can use chicken breasts too for this Indian curry recipe. But in a particular recipe, I use chicken pieces with bones.

Ingredients For Authentic Indian Chicken Curry Recipe:

The ingredients required for this recipe is very simple. You don’t need so many ingredients for making this Indian curry recipe.

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I believe, all the ingredients that we use in this recipe are already present in your hand, like onions, garlic, chicken, etc.

Difference Between Curry Chicken And Chicken Curry:

Honestly, there is no difference while you see these words. But believe me, there is a difference. Lol.

We make Curry chicken with a large piece of chicken with curry seasoning, usually baked or sauteed.

While on the other hand, Chicken curry is made with smaller pieces of chicken and this is a curry gravy basically, and usually, we use some kind of vegetables in chicken curry, at least we use peppers and onions.

Is Chicken Curry Healthy For weight loss?

Don’t be afraid to include chicken into your weight loss diet. Because this is lean meat and a rich source of protein.

But, avoid all the rich sauces and creamy curries, and prepare chicken in a healthy manner with a mix of fresh herbs and some spices.

Can We Freeze Authentic Indian Chicken Curry Recipe?

Yes, why not. You can freeze Indian chicken curry. But read the instructions first.

After making the authentic Indian chicken curry recipe, keep it aside for cool down. Now, take an airtight container and place your curry in this container.

And freeze it. Just defrost the curry in the refrigerator overnight, then just reheat the Indian chicken curry as per “make-ahead” instructions below.

Can We Make Indian Chicken Curry Ahead?

Of course, you can make this curry ahead. And the taste of this chicken curry is really great. Just read instructions first.

First of all, make the Indian chicken curry, then keep it aside for cool down, after cooling cover the curry, and refrigerate the curry for up to two days.

Just take a pan and reheat the curry on medium flame(here you need to add a splash of water just to loosen the curry) until the chicken curry is piping hot throughout.

Serving Options For Authentic Indian Chicken Curry Recipe:

Here are some options that you can include while serving restaurant-style Indian chicken curry.

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You can serve Indian chicken curry along with chapati, roti, naan, simply boiled rice, raita, or along with fresh onion, tomato, and coriander salad.

Prepare time: 5-7 min Cook: 23-25 min Ready in 29-30 min

Ingredients For Restaurant Style Chicken Gravy:

  • 500 grams – Chicken, curry cut pieces with bones.
  • 2 tsp – Ginger-Garlic paste.
  • 2 medium – Chopped onions.
  • 4 tbsp – Oil.
  • 1 tsp -Salt.

Ingredients For Making Cashew-Red Chilli-Tomato paste:

  • 2 medium – red ripe tomatoes.
  • 5-6 no – Whole red chilies.
  • 10 – Cashew nuts.

Some Powders That We Use:

  • 1 tsp – Red chili powder.
  • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder.
  • 2 tsp – Coriander powder.
  • 1/2 tsp – Garam masala powder.
  • 1 tsp (crushed and roasted) – Fenugreek leaves(Kasuri methi).

Preparation Process For Restaurant Style Chicken Gravy:

  • First of all chop the onions and quarter the 2 tomatoes.
  • Now, take a pan and dry roast the cashew nuts and red chilies on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • After time completed, keep aside to cool.
  • Now, coarse grind first nuts and chilies and then add quartered tomatoes.
  • Blend them until the mixture turns into a smooth paste.
  • Again dry roast the fenugreek leaves in the pan and allow them to cool down.
  • After that, just crush these leaves lightly with the help of your hands.

Directions For Restaurant Style Chicken Gravy:

  1. The very first step is, take a pan.
  2. Now, add mentioned amount of oil to a pan and heat the oil in a pan.
  3. Add chopped onions and fry on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes. till translucent.
  4. Now, we add ginger garlic paste and fry them for 2 minutes on low flame.
  5. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and mix it properly.
  6. After adding a splash of water, fry it on low flame for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Now add the chicken pieces to the pan and mix them properly.
  8. After adding chicken and mixing, now fry them on a low flame for around 5-6 minutes until the chicken is browned properly.
  9. Now, we add salt and mix everything in the pan properly.
  10. Add red chili, cashew nuts, and tomato paste, give a proper mix to everything, and fry them for 5-6 minutes on medium flame till oil separates nicely.
  11. Now, we add garam masala powder and mix everything nicely and cook for 1 minute.
  12. Add 200 ml of water and mix everything nicely and cover the pan with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
  13. When 15 minutes are completed, just remove the lid from the pan and add Kasuri methi(Fenugreek leaves), give a nice mix to everything, and simmer for around 2 minutes.
  14. Finally, our delicious restaurant style chicken gravy is ready to serve.

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Closing Notes:

Finally, our delicious and flavorful authentic Indian chicken curry recipe is ready to serve. Believe me, your whole family just loved this recipe.

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