Murg Dopiaza | Chicken in Onion Sauce

Have you ever felt how it means to “let go”? We always kPineep reading, “Instead of holding things tight, let it go. If it is not meant for you, it will go away but if it is meant for you, it will come back.” Such beautiful words that are good for framing most of the time and easy to say. But when you are faced with a situation which requires to take action, many of us don’t know how to do it and how to react.


Finally I have realized how it feels to “let go”. There were a few “demons” living inside my head which was inhibiting a lot of my actions. Finally, I got a nice big hit and I took the decision to “let go”. It was difficult but once I opened up and let it go, I am feeling very much at ease. It has been long since I have felt so relaxed. There are so many factors that can influence your decision to let go. One of the best reminders is, “is it in the Almighty’s will for me?” We clearly know, what is willed, nobody can stop it. Fate cannot be overturned by anybody, how much ever you try to trespass. Once we realize this bitter truth, it becomes easy to give up. Β The “demons” are gone from my head. I am free!!! πŸ™‚


I guess I will stop my heavy talk and move on to the recipe. This is actually not the best time to post this recipe, considering that the prices for onions and tomatoes are skyrocketing!!! πŸ˜‰ Dopiaza means double onions, so there are loads of onions being used in this recipe, but the taste is equally amazing… Definitely an item to be made when you have special guests… πŸ™‚Β Recipe adapted from here



Chicken Dopiaza

Course Curries
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken cut into medium pcs
  • For masala paste:
  • 3 large onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 cup 200 ml water
  • For the remaining:
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • 2 large onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped into small pcs
  • 1 tsp chilli powder increase for spiciness
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 5-6 cashews soaked and ground into a paste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste


  • Take a pan and put all the "for masala paste" ingredients. Cover and cook till done. There must be hardly any water left behind.
  • Allow to cool and grind into a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat another pan, put in the chicken, the masala paste, half the garam masala and salt. Cook till the chicken is done.
  • While the chicken is getting cooked, in a frying pan, heat the oil, add the ginger, green chillies, onion and tomatoes and saute till it gets well cooked.
  • Add in the masala powders and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add this onion mixture to the cooked chicken and give it a nice stir.
  • Add in the cashew paste and adjust salt. Serve with a garnishing of coriander leaves!
  • Tastes awesome with just anything - rotis, parathas or plain white rice!

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    1. Thank u so much humi…

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    1. Thank u so much razina…

  1. I am still trying to let go but its easier said than done. I guess letting go can be done but to erase from the mind is another matter all together. Btw, this is wonderful dish with the chicken pieces coated in the masala paste.

    1. Once u let go, memories will be a good 1 rather than bitter, dat's vat I feel… πŸ™‚ thank u so much nava…

  2. wow this is so tempting!!

    Letting go is a good way to relieve our poor bodies and brains sometimes.

    1. Haha… I like dat, princy!!!

  3. perfect one.. spices coated in chicken.. can i get it now?

    1. Thank u so much resna…

  4. Drool worthy curry this is Rafs!

    1. Thank u so much sal…

  5. it is loaded with flavors πŸ™‚ nice attempt dear

    1. Thank u sovmuch preeti…

  6. just like you…it takes courage and time to accept our self letting things go…
    love this flavored chicken curry….so creamy and rich

    1. It does 4 sure…thanks a lot, divya…

  7. You need to let it go some thing, that you did that is always good. By the way Chicken looks delicious.

    1. I 2 feel good about it… thank u swathi…

  8. Let it go, yea its not that much easy but sometimes we have to pull them out. Chicken do piaza makes me drool.

    1. Very true, akka .. thank u so much!

  9. This chicken do pyaza is looking so damn delicious!

    1. Thank u so much…

  10. Chicken do pyaza ,don't let it go!! It looks yumm.:))

    1. Haha meena… I like dat!!! πŸ˜€

  11. delicious chicken do pyaza

    1. Thank u so much ruxana…

    1. Thank u so much sanoli…

  12. Looks too delicious and tempting!! Perfect for my dinner roties!!

    1. Thank u so much suja…

    1. Thank u so much dee…

  13. Looks real yummy ! tempting ! Nice click too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much reni… πŸ™‚

  14. Tempting….yummy n a super dish and tz rite..the "let go" policy.

    1. Thank u so much remya…

  15. It definitely takes a lot of courage to let go of things and to obtain a free mind.

    Chicken dopiaza…have seen only in restaurant menus but never tried it …it looks good πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much anupa… πŸ™‚

  16. delicious and so tempting …..

    1. Thank u so much femi…

  17. Sometimes it's just difficult to let go, it requires a lot of maturity I feel !! And BMing this lovely recipe, gonna make this too πŸ˜€

    1. Thank u so much chitz… do let me know how it turns out… πŸ™‚

  18. Letting go is indeed difficult πŸ™‚ But then, there is always a lovely Chicken Do Piaza to look forward to. So don't let anything bother you Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much priya… πŸ™‚

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