Old Delhi Famous Delicious Chicken Changezi | Indian Chicken Curry | Chicken Recipes

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The recipe for this chicken is believed to have originated during the times of the fearsome 13th century Mongolian warrior, Genghis Khan. Folk-tales have it — Like all rulers, Genghis Khan was particular about food and apparently didn't like his food very spicy. He is believed to have been presented with a special recipe to suit his taste by one of his chefs, who wanted to receive his appreciation. The chicken was especially prepared in milk and cream instead of plain water. It must have been a hit to prosper through the years.

Chicken Changezi is very famous recipe in Old Delhi serven by many restaurants over there.

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Step 1: Ingredients

Ingredients (Adjust the quantities as per your taste and requirement)

  • Chicken pieces- 500 grams
  • Onions- 2 (chopped)
  • Cashew- 4-6 Nos. Ghee- 1 small cup Milk- 150-200 ml
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp Tomato- 1-2 (chopped)
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1 tbsp Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Chaat masala- 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream- 1 small cup
  • Dry fenugreek (methi) leaves- 1-1.5 tbsp
  • Ginger- 1 inch (sliced finely)
  • Green chillies- 4 (slit)
  • Egg- 1-2 (boiled)
  • Salt- as per taste

Step 2: Steps

  • Take some oil say 3-4 tbsp in cooking vessel or cooker. Heat on medium flame.
  • Once oil is hot, add chicken pieces.
  • Leave them till they start turning light brown or changing color.
  • Keep stirring at times to make sure it is not sticking to the base.
  • Take out the chicken pieces leaving the oli behind. Keep them aside.
  • Discard the oil used for frying.
  • Now take around 2 tbsp of Ghee (clarified butter) in a cooking pan or vessel.
  • Add chopped onions and fry till they start changing color to pink/brown.
  • You can add little salt to it to make process faster.
  • Once onions start changing color add cashews and fry it for around 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and take out onions and cashew mixture.
  • Once cool, grind into fine paste by adding little water. Keep the grinded paste aside.
  • Add remaining ghee (clarified butter) in the vessel.
  • Once heated add ginger garlic paste. Let it cook for 30-40 secs or till raw smell goes away.
  • Add milk.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander and garam masala powder. Mix & let it simmer for minute.
  • Add tomato paste and let it cook for 10 minutes on normal flame.
  • Now add chat masala and grinded onion cashew paste.
  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes on normal heat.
  • Now add ginger, green chilli and fenugreek leaves. Mix and simmer for 1-2 mins.
  • Add fresh cream now if you want to add. Simmer for a minute.
  • Add lemon juice and stir it.
  • Add fried chicken pieces and mix them well.
  • Let it cook for 7-8 minutes on normal or low heat.
  • Add Water as per gravy requirement.
  • Now check the tenderness of the pieces
  • If pieces are tender then it is ready to eat else Cover the cooker & keep cooking on low heat till the pieces are tender.

Step 3: Serving

  • Now transfer the dish to serving bowl.
  • Enjoy it with Roti, Chapati (Indian bread) or rice.
  • Garnish it with some fresh coriander leaves, boiled egg and roasted fox nuts and green chilli.
  • Enjoy it with Roti, Chapati (Indian bread) or rice.

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