Dum ka chicken

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Dum ka chicken

I have been trying to figure out this recipe for sometime, in this attempt I felt it has turned out the best. I always share recipes only after trying out and then customising it to enhance. This recipe also knows as “dawatowaala red chicken”. A very famous dish found in almost every hyderbadi wedding menu.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marination 45 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 chicken Cut into medium pieces
  • 2 Medium size onion
  • 1 Largetsp Tomato coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp Tomato paste Optional
  • 4-5 Green chillies
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Tsp Red chilly Adjust this as per your intake
  • 1 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Zeera powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam masala
  • Handful of Curry leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Kasturi methi

Mixer- 4-5 kavaab cheeni, 3 cardamoms, 4-5 cloves, 1/4 shahzeera,

6-8 cashew nuts and 1 tbsp chironjee seeds roasted

2 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp chilly sauce, 2 tbsp tomato sauce, 1 tbspn worchestor sauce

  • 6-7 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/4 Tsp Red color Optional


  1. Step 1: Add one tspn oil and sauté onions and tomatoes along with all the ingredients mentioned under mixer, once the onions and tomatoes are softened, grind them to fine paste adding curry leaves,green chillies, chironji and cashew

  2. Step 2: marinate the chicken with rest of the ingredients and the grounded masala and keep for 45 minutes

  3. Step 3 : take a wide pan and add remaining oil and the cook the marinated chickenfor 8-10 mins on high flame and 20 mins on low flame. Cover the pan with a foil or tight lid. At the end add kasturi methi, lemon juice and Corainder leaves.

  4. Serve with naan/roti/kaju rice.

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