Dum Chicken

a delicious chicken gravy!!

Recipe by sneha of Abu Dhabi, AE

though a little time consuming,this rich chicken gravy is worth trying for a party and see how you will be appreciated...!!

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    for marination

    • 1 kg chicken
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • salt to taste
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 1 tsp green chilli paste

    for masala to grind

    • 4-5 cloves
    • 1 1/2 inch cinnamon
    • a pinch of javithri
    • 1 stand of mace
    • 2-3 elachis
    • 1 tsp shah jeera
    • 1/2 tsp poopy seeds
    • 4-5 cashews
    • 4-5 tsps dry coconut(copra)

    other ingredients

    • 1/2 cup curd
    • paste of 1 fried onion
    • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 3-4 tsp red chilli paste
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • 2 green chillies chopped
    • 1/2 bunch of coriander
    • salt to taste


    1. Marinate the chicken with the mentioned ingredients atleast for an hour.
    2. Dry roast khus khus, cashew and copra and grind to paste with the other mentioned ingredients.
    3. heat kadai and add the fried onion paste,ginger garlic paste, green chiilies.
    4. add the marinated chicken and toss well with the masala and the ground paste.add turmeric and red chilli powder and salt also and cook on high till oil seperates.
    5. pour in some water and cook further till chicken is tender and done.
    6. tranfer the cooked chicken to a vessel and cover with lid sealing with atta dough.
    7. place this vessel on a tava put on medium flame and cook for another 10 minutes.
    8. do not open the seal till you are about to serve.


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