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Chicken Do Piaza Recipe

Updated on August 15, 2016

Chicken Do Piaza

Chicken Do piaza
Chicken Do piaza
Chicken Do piaza
Chicken Do piaza

Chicken Do Piaza goes back to Mughal era of India. How did this dish got his name no one knows but it is thought that Mulla Do Piaza ( a minister in court of Great emperor Akbar) invented it but this looks like a myth because Mulla Do piaza was not a cook. This dish has lots of onions ( piaz in Hindi) so some people think that you should double the amount of onions in it ( do = two) and some people put lots of Onions in this dish. What ever the origin of name may be but the fact is this is authentic Indian dish and is still very popular in India especially in east India like the states of West Bengal.

Ingredients:

For serving 4

1. 1.5 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breast or thigh

2. Juice of half lemon

3. Olive oil / Sunflower oil : 5 Tsp

4. Large Onions chopped roughly : 2

5. Table Salt : 1 Tsp

6. 1 inch piece of ginger : 1

7. Yogurt / curd : 2Tsp

8. 1 inch piece of cinnamon stick halved : 1

9. Cardamom pods : 4

10. Black peppercorns : half Tsp

11. Ground turmeric : Half Tsp

12. Cloves : 4

13. Red Chilli Powder : 1 Tsp

14. Tomato Puree : 4 Tsp

15. Grounded coriander : 1 tsp

16. Garam Masala: 1 Tsp

17. Chopped Tomato: 1

18. Chopped coriander leaves : 2 Tsp

19. 150 ml water

20. Sugar : 1 Tsp

21. Shallot : 8

Preparation

1. Cut the chicken pieces in 1 inch cubes

2. Add lemon juice and ½ Tsp salt

3. Rub the lemon juice and salt well in the chicken pieces

4. Cover the mixture and leave it for 30 minutes to marinate

5. Take a small pan and on a medium heat put one Tsp of oil. Now when oil is heated add to it onions and ginger and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Let it cool and then add yogurt and blend it and make a puree.

6. Heat the remaining oil in a heavy based pan on low heat and add to it cinnamon sticks, cardamom, peppercorns and cloves and cook for about half a minute, stirring continuously.

7. Now to this add the puree made in step no 5 and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

8. Now add to it turmeric. Chilli powder and ground coriander for couple of minutes stirring occasionally.

9. Add tomato puree and cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.

10. Now add marinated chicken in it and cook it till it change its colour slightly.

11. Now add 150 ml of warm water and ½ tsp ps salt and one tsp of sugar.

12. Bring the water to boil. Lower the heat and cook for about 20 minutes.

13. Now cut the shallots in two halves.

14. Take one Tsp of oil in pan, heat it and add shallots in to it and stir fry.

15. Add garam masala to shallots and stir fry for a minute.

16. Now add this in to chicken mixture and simmer. Now add chopped coriander and chopped tomatoes and remove from heat.

17. Serve it hot with Indian bread like Nan or tandoori roti or Rice

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Moonlake and Just rodney.

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      Rodney Fagan 4 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      A recipe that is worth trying as a special treat on a special treat on a winter Sunday lunch or supper!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This sounds really good. I will have to keep track of the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing and I will share with followers. Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks rebeccamealey

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan for encouraging words and share.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What an awesome recipe. Thank you so much, and shared!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The chicken Do Piaza looks very tempting and would be trying it soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe and video.

      Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks peggy

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Will give this hub a tweet today. Many people should like this recipe! Thanks again.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Just me suzanne.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh yum! It's so lovely to find all these tasty, authentic Indian recipes! Many thanks! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Peggy, unfortunately there is no substitute for the pods..but you can easily get them online..

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This recipe sounds really tasty and easy enough to prepare. Can't wait to try it! I have ground cardamom but not the pods. Would substitute some of that instead. Up, useful, interesting votes and will share.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Marrissa It is

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      Marissa Buhalog 4 years ago

      Looks so yummy.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Vacation trip

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This looks very delicious. Will try it soon.

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Ana & Ramesh

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      Ramesh 5 years ago

      Looks very tasty one.. I am sure going to make it asap.

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      Ana 5 years ago

      Thank you for this recipe and the instructions are really complete and easy going. :D