Monday, November 26, 2012

Chicken Changezi

Its a Shahi recipe which have many versions.traditionally it got very much rich flavor,but i tried bit lighter version..!! For any chicken lover its a MUST TRY !! 


1 Chicken(cut in 8 pieces)
4 Onions
3 Tomatoes
4 Whole red chilies
3Tbsp Curd
1Cup Milk
8-10 Garlic
1.5" Ginger
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1 Black cardamom
2 Green Cardamom
1tsp Cumin seeds
7-8 Black pepper
5 Cloves
1" Cinnamon
1.5tsp Turmeric powder
1.5tsp coriander powder
1tsp Chili powder
2Tbsp Ghee
2tbsp green coriander leaves

  • Marinade chicken with 2tbsp curd,ginger-garlic paste,1/2tsp chili powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder for 2hour atleast.
  • Now deep fry the marinated chicken untill golden brown on medium heat.
  • Make fine paste of ginger,garlic and all whole spices with 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat oil in deap heavy bottom pan.Add finely chopped onions and chilies.Saute till it become golden brown.
  • Add masala paste with powder spices(turmeric,coriander,chili,salt) and cook on low flame untill oil comes on top.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and close the lid untill it get totally cooked.
  • Now low the heat and add 1tbsp of curd and milk.Let it cook for 5minutes.
  • Finally add fried chicken and mix well.Cook for another 5minutes on medium heat with closed lid.
  • Garnish with green coriander and your chicken changezi is ready.

# You can roast the chicken inspite of frying.
## DON'T add curd and milk on high heat otherwise both will simply curdle.
### You can add 1tbsp of cashew paste and 1tbsp of cream in last for richer gravy.
#### You can add some boiled eggs and fried makhanas.


  1. Hello Kirti:

    A few friends were coming over for Lunch today and your recipe was a life saver...tried ur recp along with a few minor adjustments from and the end product was simply Awesome...Thanx a Ton n God Bless...


    1. hey Ray,

      I am so glad u liked it ! :)
      there are many more chicken try them too :)