What is Chicken Double Onion?

What is Chicken Dopiaz?

What is Chicken Double Onion?

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The thought of double onion ignited my mind to make the dish in its authentic style. Of course I googled about the dish but there is no authentic recipe style or way to do it perfectly. So I started making it the way shown in several websites,

First time it's a waste of time,

Second time it's a way of making garbage in home,

Third time same again

And again

.......................so on and

Thirty sixth time it turned out to have an authentic taste to it. Hmm I don't want to test your patience with my process and stuff either so I am coming straight to the history of this recipe. First thing is first Chicken do pyazaa or chicken dopiaza or chicken double onion is a special chicken dish. The term itself is explaining the dish. It’s made with chicken and twice the onions we usually use. You might have eaten many chicken dishes but chicken double onion is a special dish to have onions and chicken. It's healthy because of rich content of onions used in it which usually have zinc in them to gain more resistance. Dopiaza meaning double onions, it is prepared with a large amount of onions, both cooked in the curry and as a garnish. Onions are added at two stages during cooking, hence the name double onions.

Ingredients:  (Serves Three)

    Chicken                            - 500gms (boneless)

    Onions                              - 250gms (Sliced)

    Curd                                  - 100gms

    Olive Oil                           - 5tbsp

    Chilli Powder                  - 1 or 2tbsp

    Dried Red chillies          - 2 or 3

    Ginger Garlic Paste      - 3 or 4tbsp

    Turmeric                          - 1tbsp

    Garam Masala               - 2tbsp

    Coriander Powder       - 1 or 2tbsp

    Cumin Seeds                  - 1/2 tbsp

    Cumin Powder              - 1 tbsp

    Green Chilli’s                 - 2 or 3 (slit or chopped)

    Coriander Leaves         - For Garnish

    Salt                                     - To taste

    Lemon wedge               - to squeeze

Recipe Process:

  • Take a pan
  • Add oil
  • Add cumin seeds, onion slices and cook till they become golden brown in color.
  • Yogurt Mixture: In a small bowl take un sweetened yogurt (curd) add chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and mix then well so that no lumps formed in our yogurt.
  • Once onions turned into golden brown in color add ginger garlic paste. Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes so that no raw flavors of ginger garlic remains in our dish.
  • Add turmeric powder saute it for 1 minute.
  • Add yogurt mixture and cook it for 3 minutes.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook it for 8 minutes.
  • Onion Garnish: Take a pan and add oil and dried red chillis and onion dices and saute it for 3 minutes.
  • Add the Onion garnish in to the chicken dish and cook it for 2 minutes.
  • Squeeze a lime wedge.
  • Plate it and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

The moment you eat a bite of this dish you'll feel like sitting beside Moghul emperor Akbar. In some versions history also says that this dish was made by Akbar when he accidentally added more onions while making love with his wife. So why wait, just make this dish for your beloved one and surprise them by showing your skill.

Later the dish has flown to Hyderabad and stood still there. Eventually became part of Hyderabad cuisine. While making it be safe and play safe with kitchen also enjoy the taste of this delicious yummy dish.

Will meet with next recipe…

Until than bye bye...

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