Yoghurt Chicken

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Serves 4-5

An easy and healthy recipe. Make sure you use a fresh plain good quality THICK yoghurt for best results.

chicken cut into 8 pcs or half a kilo of boneless chicken breast, cubed
green capsicum
small bunch of coriander
green chillies
(approximately or more if you want extra gravy)
1 tbsp.
tomato paste
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tbsp.
pinch of turmeric
pinch of garam masala

First cut the capsicum and add it with the yoghurt, coriander and green chilies into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour this mixture into a pan over the chicken. Add all the other ingredients into the chicken.

Simmer gently till chicken is soft, adding water if necessary (depends on preference in consistency).

Once ready, smoke the curry for 3-4 minutes by using a lit coal on a piece of foil in the middle of the pan and adding a drop of oil on it then covering the pan for the dish to absorb all the bbq aroma.

Serve with naan or rice. :)



awesome recipe, my family loved the dish! JazakAllah loadz!!

This dish was sooo yummy Fauzia, but how to vote on ur website even though i've subscribed it, I am unable to vote!!

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Tick the two comments under the pic and re-subscribe through there. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback!

its sooooo tasty, and all yours dishes are mouth watering,everyone in my home loved yur receipes.thanks.

Assalam u alaikum Fauzia, what if im using 250 gms of boneless chicken which is the half the quantity used in ur recipe. So shall i also divide all the other added ingredients into half?

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W/Salaam, yes divide everything else in half.

jazaakallah fauzia!

Al hamdulillah i tried this today, & it was yummy

i just finished eating and im like...WOW!,i was only able to eat this in restaurants but thanx to you i just made some and it actually tastes REALY good, im young and trying to master my coocking skills and now because of u,im sure im going to be a great coock...Thanx Fauzia, God bless you!

Assalamu Alaikum Is it ok if I skip the last step with the charcoal? Will it still taste good? JzK

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W/salaam, yes that is fine.

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Hi, yes you can cover it, it helps retain moisture in the chicken.

hi Fauzia, eti while its simmering do you cover it?

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No need to marinate.

Do we have to marinate the chicken first?

aslm. I followed ur instructions except for the charcoal, but the curry was green not like urs golden. the coriander should it be only leaves or we may use powder also. I used green capsicum, which colour did u use: yellow or red?

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W/Salaam, just a small bunch of fresh coriander not the powder. And I used green capsicum. Maybe you used a lot of coriander and did you add the turmeric and tomato paste? That should turn the colour yellow-golden unless too much coriander was used. But as long as the taste was good, that is what counts.

Salaams Fauzia. This is a simple enough recipe but i didn't quite understand the smoking part. Wouldn't the lit coal burn through the foil? wouldn't there be ash on the chicken? when u say in the middle of the pan do u mean we push the chicken to the edges of the pan to make a 'valley' to put the lit coal in? Afwan my imaginative mind has run away with me! :-)

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W/Salaam, no there will be no ash, and no it will not burn through the foil. and yes make a slight vally or just gently place the foil on the gravy and then place the coal on top of it. :)

shukran Fauzia we appreciate you- my kids are happy with my 'borrowed' cooking skills ;-)

Salam,how much cups of youghurt is 300 ml?

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W/Salaam, 1 and a half cups.

i tried ur recipe...
it was yummy..
thank you.. :)

Its look yummy

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I normally buy the ready made concentrate.

Its look yummy

I tried this recipe n it was amazingggggg!!!

Appox. how much kg chicken have u used? Plz tell thanx

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Between 1 kg to 1.5 kg will be fine if using chicken with bones. For boneless, half kg is good enough.

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Can I add fresh cream instead of youghurt?

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You could but the taste will not be as it is supposed to be for this particular recipe. Why don't you check out my malai tikka recipe or butter chicken recipe for dishes that use cream.

hi, if I have almost 12 to 13 pieces of chicken with bones, do I still use the same amount of ingredients or do I double them? approximately how much time should I let the chicken cook for? please reply soon. thanks

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Hi, check the total weight of the chicken, if it is on the bone it should be between 1kg to 1.5kg. Time depends on the size of the pieces, just cook until tender.

Can i add curd instead of yoghurt?

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You can but just make sure it is very very fresh. :)

Aren't curd and yoghurt the same thing? :/

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I believe they are the same thing but there are articles showing the two are prepared slightly differently.

Hi, I cooked chicken for the first time today, using this recipe as it seemed the simplest. Thank you for giving me the confidence to do that!

The gravy turned out green, though, as maybe the capsicum I used was too big.

I have a question - does the yoghurt leave water... or was that the chicken? The gravy started leaving water after a few minutes, even though I used thick yoghurt. What I had done was that I'd put the chicken in the pan, then immediately poured the blended mixture on top. Did I do something wrong.. was I supposed to wait a few minutes or something?

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Hi, it could be the yoghurt or even the chicken at times.

Hi Fauzia, I was wondering how long you let it simmer for? When do you add the tomatoe paste?

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Hi, it takes anywhere between 25-35 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces. You will need to check to see that it is cooked. Add tomato paste in the section where it says to add all the other ingredients.

Do we have to use garlic and ginger in the form of paste?

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Well it is preferable. Paste is basically fresh ginger or garlic that has been grinded or grated into a fine consistency. How did you want to use them?

Thank you very much.I tried it today,.my guests and in laws were in love with I .thanks a lot :-)

Hi. M making it right nw but hs become oily n watery wat can i do?

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Hi, did you use chicken with the skin on? Am surprised that it is oily as it is a recipe that only uses 2 tbsp of oil per chicken. As for the water, seems that the chicken has released a lot of water, just remove the chicken (if it has been cooked) and simmer down the sauce until it thickens to your preference.

Can v make this receipe with mutton.

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Mutton takes much longer to cook so am not sure on how the results will end up being.