Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

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Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

I love cooking Chicken Dopiaza when I find I have too many ripe tomatoes in the fridge. This is a medium spicy curry with a hint of sweetness to it.  It has a lovely tomato flavour to the dish and the bright red colour is obtained from the tomato es and the tomato paste. I have reduced the chillies in my dish and increased the yoghurt so that my children can eat it as well.  You can also use lamb meat if you prefer or substitute the meat for chickpeas if you are vegetarian.

I can’t really remember the origin of the recipe but I think it was from an old cookbook compiled by a group of Rotarian’s wifes either in the 70s or 80s in Port Swettenham (now know as Port Klang in Malaysia).  Its said that this recipe was brought in by the British when they came from Goa to Malacca in the 19th century. 

I did a little research and found out that Dopiaza means “two onions” as the dish is cooked with lots of onions in two stages. The first when the onions are added during the cooking process and second when the paste is made.   With Persian, Middle Eastern and Indian origin, this is a recipe is a must try, again you can change it by adding more chillies or reducing it to your preference. Enjoy!

 

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

 

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Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

yeahfoodie I love cooking Chicken Dopiaza when I find I have too many ripe tomatoes in the fridge. This is a medium spicy curry with a hint of sweetness to it. … Cooking Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken ( 1 have used 8 boneless chicken thighs)
  • 25 small onions (I have used about 8 shallots )
  • 1 small onions, chopped
  • 1 bulb garlic (I have used about 5 pips)
  • 15 dried chillies (I have used just 3 as my children don't eat very spicy food)
  • 5 fresh chillies (I have used 3)
  • 1" fresh ginger
  • 1/2" fresh turmeric (or use 1/4 tsp turmeric powder)
  • 3 tbsp coriander
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 5 tbsp tomato paste (I have used about 3 tbsp)
  • 1-2 tbsp oil/ghee
  • chopped spring onions
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the dried chillies and soak them in boiling water for 10 minutes to soften them, the seeds are hot so remove the seeds if you prefer less spicy

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

2. All the cut onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, fresh and dried chillies into a blender/food processor with a little water and blend it until it turns into a thick paste

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

2. Add oil/ghee to pan, fry the chopped onions until it soften

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

3. Next add the blended paste and cook for 10 minutes

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

4. Next add the chicken pieces in and coat it in the sauce and continue to cook for 10 minutes or longer according to size of chicken pieces

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

4. Stir in tomato paste

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

5. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook further. Add a little water if needed. I did not add any water at all and found it has enough liquid.

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

6. Once chicken is cooked, stir in the yoghurt

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

7. Garnish with lots of chopped fresh coriander and spring onion leaves and serve with rice.

Tasty Chicken Dopiaza Recipe

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12 comments

LaaLaa 13 February 2021 - 10:06 am

This looks delicious, I have most the ingredients and I’m bummed I have no yogurt otherwise I would of made this for dinner tonight. I love a full of sauce meal. Will be making this once I get the rest of the ingredients.

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yeahfoodie 18 February 2021 - 9:48 pm

So glad to hear that, let me know how it goes

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Rhian westbury 13 February 2021 - 11:29 am

I’d be just like your kids and need the chillis taken down as I am not very good with spice, but another yummy looking dish x

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yeahfoodie 18 February 2021 - 9:48 pm

This recipe is not spicy at all, especially when you can add more yoghurt to it

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Rebecca Smith 13 February 2021 - 2:07 pm

This looks like such a delicious curry! What a great way to use excess tomatoes – I think I might have to make this for me and Steve!

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yeahfoodie 18 February 2021 - 9:48 pm

Hope you do Rebecca, kids might like this too

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Beth @ The Cwtch 13 February 2021 - 2:59 pm

Wow, this looks delicious. I love curry so will definitely have to give this one a whirl! 🙂

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yeahfoodie 18 February 2021 - 9:47 pm

Hope you do, let me know how it goes

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Anosa 14 February 2021 - 6:51 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe the chicken dopiaza dish looks absolutely delicious, I need a new recipe for the new week so will give this a try.

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yeahfoodie 18 February 2021 - 9:47 pm

Hope you do Anosa, it is a lovely recipe for the whole family

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Pam 16 February 2021 - 8:43 pm

I really like curry. This looks like a recipe that I would like to try. It’s great that you included photos for the different steps of the recipe.

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yeahfoodie 18 February 2021 - 9:47 pm

You are welcome, hopefully the photos help those who can’t cook to try to make something new

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