Chicken Changezi

The restaurant style chicken gravies have always intrigued me. When I saw a friend making Chicken Changezi, I knew I had to try it.

After searching for a good recipe, decided to make Sanjyot Kheers recipe as I have always had success with his recipes
This recipe is a bit long but the rich and spicy gravy is worth the effort.

1 kilo chicken curry cut
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp dhania powder
1 tsp jeeta powder
3 tbsp ginger garlic chilli paste
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 lime juice

1. Mix all ingredients under marinade and keep chicken for 1 hr minimum or overnight

2. Heat oil in a pan and fry chicken on high both sides for 2-3 mins3. Cover and cook for 10-12 mins. Cooked 80%

8-10 medium tomatoes
2 medium onions – chopped
4 tbsp ginger garlic chilli paste
1/4 tsp haldi
1 tsp red Kashmiri chilli powder + 1 tsp chilli powder
1.5 tbsp dhania powder
1 tsp jeera powder
1/2 TSP garam masala + 1tsp garam masala
Hot water
1/2 cup dahi
4-5 tbsp cream
2-3 slit green chillies
Pinch kasuri methi
Pinch chaat masala
Chopped coriander

1. Cook tomatoes in water till skin cracks. Then peel skin and coarse grind the tomatoes. Keep aside

2. Add oil in a pan, add the onions and fry till golden brown

3. Add the GGC paste and fry till raw smell goes

4. Add the haldi, chilli powder, dhania powder, jeera powder, garam masala. Mix well and add little hot water and mix. Fry for 4-5 mins.

5. Add the tomato puree and little salt. Sautee for 25 mins. Cover and cook, stirring at intervals

6. Take a flat pan, add lots of oil. Once it’s hot add the changezi gravy and spread it

7. Add 1/2 cup dahi and 4-5 tbsp cream, garam masala, red chilli powder and salt

8. Cook on high flame for 20-25 mins

9. Add the chicken, slit green chillies, kasuri methi, chaat masala and mix well

10. Cook on slow flame for 10 mins. Adjust consistency and salt

Recipe courtesy – your food lab