Dahi Murgh - Marinated Chicken in Spiced Yogurt Curry

Dahi Murg

Good morning folks! 

Let me tell you, this distance learning has literally drained the s**t out of me. And to add to it my brother and bhabhi (sis in law) who used to live with us have shifted and the mess and cleaning has literally drained me more than ever. If at all I get a chance to film a recipe I never get the chance to update it here on my blog. I just can't handle any mess, although I am glad that all this is right in time of my annual deep cleaning. It is my pet peeve to complete all the mess in a day or two. But it usually makes me super tired and cranky. So I thought to myself maybe doing everything a bit by bit might make it easy. Although physically it has worked but by the time I really want to sit and pendown something on my blog I end up snoozing. I hope I can accomplish both my targets and its really hard especially because of the e-learning and I know we all are going through our own difficult times. I hope and pray that everything goes well for everyone who is reading this.

Now, coming back to the recipe, Dahi murgh is basically an instant and easy gravy that can be made in a jiffy, exactly that you need during these testing times to save energy and time (for distance learning😄) . The first time I made this recipe was when I had a whole dabba (container) of yogurt that was untouched and nearing its expiry. So I tried this recipe that I came across different other recipes and added my own touch to it like usual. The curry is quite spicy, tangy and delectable and better enough it's super easy. I highly recommend this curry for a quick lunch/dinner as slogging in the kitchen is the last thing in my mind when there are a 1000 tabs open in my mind. Lol, I am sure by now you know how stressed out I am😂 exactly why I haven't been blogging much. 

The chicken is basically marinated in a spiced yogurt to get the maximum flavor of it. And guess what, there are no tomatoes involved or any cream for the thickness of the gravy. The sourness and thickness all comes from the yogurt itself. The more the chicken stays in the yogurt the better. I have paired it here with my instant butter naan if you'd like the recipe of the naan let me know in the comments below. It was sooo good, it tasted just like a it were served from a good restaurant. 

This simple chicken curry recipe with yogurt makes a great dish to serve sudden guests or for unplanned meals. I bet if you haven't tried this recipe yet, this is definitely going to be one among your go-to chicken curry recipes. You can basically have this curry along with any type of roti or you may make the Curry a bit thin by adding water or chicken stock so that you can enjoy with rice too. I prepared it in some desi ghee, if you'd like you may substitute it with butter but ghee would be better any day for desi curries. 

Ingredients :

  • 700 gms chicken 
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 3/4th cup of yogurt 
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 3/4 tsp Garam masala 
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder 
  • 2 tsp pure ghee 
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 green chillies 
  • 7-8 cashews soaked in hot water
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi /dried Fenugreek leaves 

Instructions :

  1. Soak the cashews in hot water and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, add in the yogurt, ginger garlic paste, the spice powders like Turmeric, black pepper powder, Coriander powder and Garam masala and 1 tbsp green chilli sauce (this is completely optional). 
  3. Add salt as required and add the spiced yogurt to cleaned chicken pieces and allow to marinate at least for 1/2 and hour. 

  4. In a deep pan/kadai, add in 2 tsps of ghee/butter. 
  5. Add in your finely chopped onions. 
  6. Once the onions are translucent, switch off your flame and add in your marinated chicken along with the spiced yogurt. 
  7. Combine everything well and cook covered for 20 minutes with occasional stirring. 
  8. Drop in your slit green chillies. 
  9. Grind the cashews with a couple of tbsp of milk and pour that in and combine well. 
  10. Finally, in a small pan, dry roast your dried Fenugreek leaves to bring out its aroma and transfer to a small bowl. 
  11. Now gently rub the leaves between your fingers to powder them, and add them to your gravy. 

  12. Enjoy this flavorful yet super easy chicken curry marinated in spiced yogurt along with rice, roti, naan etc. 


  • If you want to have the Curry along with rice, loosen the Curry by adding half cup of water or chicken stock. 
  • The green chilli sauce is completely optional. I just add it in for that extra spiciness.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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