Dehati Chicken
This tribal recipe using desi chicken has its origins in nature and has been marinated using whole spices like cinnamon, green cardamom and cooked in mustard oil. Treat yourself with this hot and spicy Dehati Chicken.
Dehati Chicken Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-30 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20-22 Min


  • For Dehati Chicken: 500 gm chicken
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 7 - 8 green cardamom
  • 5 - 6 cloves
  • salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp mustard oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 onions
  • salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Dehati Chicken: In a bowl add chicken, cinnamon, green cardamom, clove, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder.
  2. 2

    Add curd, ginger - garlic paste, garam masala powder and mix it well to marinate it for 30 minutes.
  3. 3

    In a pan add mustard oil, cumin seeds, chopped onions and let it cook.
  4. 4

    Add ginger - garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix it.
  5. 5

    Add marinated chicken in the masala and let it cook.
  6. 6

    Add chopped tomatoes and stir it until it turns brown.
  7. 7

    Add lemon juice in the chicken.
  8. 8

    To garnish add fresh coriander leaves and Dehati Chicken is ready to serve.
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Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During his stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. Not only has he helped change the perception of Indian cuisine in the proverbial West, he has earned a huge fanbase for his contemporary take of traditional Indian dishes. Chopra has also been a judge on MasterChef India, and has anchored some of LF’s most successful shows.

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