Chicken Changezi is one of the most popular Mughlai dishes and is a perfect dinner recipe that you may enjoy with naan,roti or rice. It has a rich gravy base because of the ingredients used and it tastes even better when your husband makes it for you !
- 2 lbs Chicken cut in pieces.
For marination of chicken - 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 3 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp red chilly powder
For the sauce - 3 tbsp desi ghee or calrified butter
- 1/2 cup red onions sliced
- 5-6 Cashewnuts
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 cup tomato puree
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp red chilly powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 3 tbsp dairy cream/coconut cream
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- 1 tsp dried methi leaves
- Salt as required
Method of preparation:
In a bowl of chicken, add yogurt ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, red chilli powder, give it a mix. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
For Onion-Cashewnut Paste
Heat ghee in a wok, add onion, cashewnuts, fry them until the onions turn golden brown.
Let it cool down and then grind it into fine paste.
In the same vessel, fry the marinated chicken till it turns dry and golden brown.
Transfer it into a bowl.
Heat ghee in a wok, add the remaining ginger garlic paste, tomato puree, stir it on high flame and meanwhile add milk.
Once the oil from the ghee starts collecting on the top, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chaat masala, dry methi leaves, give it a mix.
Reduce the flame and add in the chicken, give it a mix.
Add onion-garlic paste, cream/coconut cream, salt, mix well and let the chicken cook till its well done.
Our Chicken Changezi is ready to serve.