Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chicken DoPiaza

Chicken DoPiaza, you have to add onions twice and not two onions when preparing this dish. I still remember seeing this recipe at a Cooking Show by the renowned Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in my teens. The use of Pearl onions in this recipe adds a sweetness and an excellent flavor. The other day my husband mentioned about Chicken DoPiaza and I offered to make this dish for him. I also made Butter Naan and served with this Chicken.

Ingredients: Chicken DoPiaza
  • 1 lb Chicken
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 8-10 Pearl Onions
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Medium Sized Tomato
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Handful of Cloves, Cinnamon, Whole Black Pepper &Cardamom
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder 
  • 1tsp Lemon Juice (Optional)

The name DoPiaza signifies that onions are added the second time, for that I use the Pearl Onions. So the 1st step I do is fry the Pearl Onions and keep them aside to be added later.

Next heat oil in a wok, and add the handful of Garam Masala, Bay Leaf and the Red Chilli. Then add the chopped onions and stir fry them. Keep the flame high and add the ginger garlic paste to it and keep stirring. After about 5-10 minutes, when oil starts separating, add the chicken and fry them. Then once the chicken browns on both edges, add the chopped tomatoes, all the other dries spices and yogurt, cover with a lid and cook the chicken now in medium flame. The use of too much of Onions makes this dish a little sweet, so to adjust the flavor added lemon juice. If needed at this point, add 1 cup of water.

Once the chicken in almost done, the water is dried and oil starts separating out, add the fried Pearl Onions and the Garam Masala Powder. Serve this Chicken DoPiaza with bread or Butter Naan.


  1. Do piaza is a recipe with 2 piaz. ei mondar bajare this is the dish everyone should cook..

  2. This look wonderful. You have lots of yummy recipe I will have to try soon.

  3. Thanks Gina..Let me know how it tastes.

  4. This sounds delicious. I LOVE all those spices. Wow, you started your blog in January and it looks great. I started in December and haven't figured out how to organize my recipes into categories yet. I just joined Foodbuzz too. I'm not a fancy cook, but take a look at my blog and we can share ideas!

  5. Thanks Lin..I just visited yours, it looks great.. I like your gardening pictures..

  6. Are Chandu!

    I cannot believe its you! I was just randomly searching for chicken recipe and saw this link :)).. planning on trying the Chicken DoPiaza recipe.janabo kemon namlo byaper ta... btw, hope you guys are doing well and Happy new year!



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