Dahi Chicken | Yogurt Chicken

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Yogurts are a healthy and refreshing addition to your diet. This recipe will show you how to cook a delish yogurt chicken aka Dahi chicken. Since it is a curry type dish you can have it with your roti or rice preferably for a perfect meal.

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What does the yogurt do in the curry?

Besides its health benefits, yogurts can give the curry a thick and creamy feel. Also, the yogurt neutralizes a little bit of the spice. Best for all those curry lovers who enjoy their dish less spicy.

Would the regular watery and sour yogurt work for this dish?

No. The yogurt is supposed to be thick, preferably Greek yogurts to be used. You can of course have the watery sour yogurt as an extra for your meal. But using it to cook the yogurt chicken is not advised.

Is there any way to substitute yogurt?

Well, the dish’s name IS “yogurt chicken” so you would be taking out the most essential ingredient from it. However, full thick creams are known to be used as a substitute for yogurt. Although the taste would differ.

What is the difference between Greek yogurt and dahi?

Greek yogurts have a thicker and creamier form than dahi. Greek yogurts have more fat and protein while Dahi has higher carbohydrate and sodium content.

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Dahi Chicken | Yogurt Chicken

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A very easy chicken recipe for beginners – Dahi Chicken/Yogurt Chicken Indian style. This awesome chicken recipe is easy to cook, and best for all those tender tastebuds that prefer lesser chili/spice. Enjoy easy to follow tutorial by Urban Teapot!


  • Marinating the chicken
  • 500 gm Chicken

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

  • Preparing Dahi Chicken
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 3 pc Green cardamom

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick

  • 1 pc Bay leaf

  • 5 pc Black peppercorns

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 2 pc Onions

  • 4 pc Green chili

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • 3/4 cup Curd

  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

  • 2 tbsp Parsley

  • 1 tsp Fenugreek leaves dry


  • Marinating the Chicken
  • Into a big bowl, take chicken 500 gm, lemon juice 1 tbsp, red chili powder 1/2 tsp, salt 1/2 tsp, turmeric powder 1/4 tsp – stir well and marinate the chicken for 30 minutes and keep aside.
  • Preparing Dahi Chicken
  • Into a heating pot, add cooking oil 3 tbsp, green cardamom 3 pods, cinnamon stick 1 pc, bay leaf 1 pc, black peppercorns 5 pc, cumin seeds 1 tsp, sliced onion 2 pc – stir fry till the onions become light brown on medium to high heat.
  • Add green chili whole 4 pc, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, coriander powder 1 tsp, red chili powder 1/2 tsp – let the spices cook for 3-4  min on medium heat.
  • After, add marinated chicken into it and cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes on medium to high heat till color changes.
  • Add ginger garlic 1 tbsp – stir well & add water 1/2 cup into it.
  • Cover and cook it for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat.
  • Lower the heat, then add the curd 3/4 cup, garam masala powder 1/2 tsp, freshly chopped parsley 2 tbsp, dry fenugreek leaves 1 tsp, and stir well.
  • Again cover and let it cook for about 10-12 minutes on medium heat.
  • After this, switch off the heat open & serve your delicious Dahi / Yogurt Chicken.

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  • You can marinate the chicken overnight.
  • Make sure to whisk the curd properly before adding it.
  • Make sure to lower the heat before adding the curd.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.8g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
  • Cholesterol 80mg 27%
  • Sodium 399mg 17%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 616mg 18%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.5g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
    • Sugars 2.8g
  • Protein 27.8g 56%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 10%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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