Smoky Yogurt Chicken

This finger liking Smoky Yogurt Chicken will surely become your next go to chicken recipe. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 2 tsp
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 tbs
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 15-20
  • Laung (Cloves) 4-5
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2-3
  • Sabut lal mirch (Button red chillies) 5-6
  • Adark (Ginger) 1 inch piece
  • Lehsan (Garlic) slices 5-6 cloves
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ½ Cup
  • Water 3-4 tbs
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 2 small
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Paprika powder 2 tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Chicken mix boti 750g
  • Cooking oil 1/3 Cup
  • Water ¼ Cup or as required
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp or to taste
  • Pyaz (Onion) rings
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) sliced
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) sliced
  • Coal for smoke


In frying pan,add cumin seeds,coriander seeds,black peppercorns,cloves,cinnamon sticks,green cardamom,button red chillies,mix well & dry roast until fragrant.

Let it cool

In spice mixer,add roasted spices and grind to coarse powder.

Add ginger,garlic,fried onion,water and blend to make a thick paste & set aside.

In blender jug,add tomatoes,blend to make puree & set aside.

In a bowl,add spices paste,pureed tomato,yogurt,salt,paprika powder,turmeric powder and mix well.

Add chicken and mix well,cover & marinate for 30 minutes.

In a wok,add cooking oil,marinated chicken (reserve marinade for later use),mix well and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Now add reserved marinade and mix well.

Add water and mix well,cover and cook on low flame until chicken is tender (18-20 minutes) then cook on high flame until oil separates.

In yogurt,add salt,whisk well & set aside.

In serving dish,add chicken with gravy,onion rings,fresh coriander,mint leaves,green chilli,prepared yogurt,add fresh coriander & green chilli.

Give coal smoke for 2 minutes & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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