Dahi Murg – Yogurt Chicken Curry

Sometimes, you feel things are not going well. But then, when you think a bit more deep, things are not that bad as it looks! That is my case now. Most of the time, I feel very negative about things but then when I ponder on matters on a different perspective, things don’t seem to be that bad. I believe that is a real good sign – the Almighty is with you, watching and guiding, ensuring that you are there doing things right and legal, and making things better.  OK, philosophy apart – I sometimes like to go on and on, but then I need to put a full stop!!! Oops… that’s an exclamation mark. Hehe…
Today it’s a chicken recipe again, that I adapted from a cutout from the Wknd magazine. We are a total non-veg family. That doesn’t mean we have chicken, mutton or beef everyday. But fish, yes – being a Keralite, lunch without fish, if not fresh at least dried, is a big no-no. You may make a couple of curries and mezhukupurattis (stir fried veges) along with papad and achar, but the absence of a small piece of fried fish makes us feel as though we have not had lunch at all! OK, coming to the point, the day it is a vegetable or dried beans curry, the faces of the men and children in the house looks very sad. People who come from outside may think that some disaster has struck – but it is just the vegetable curry!!! I have noted that this is the case in almost all non-veg houses. Do tell me how it is in your places, I’d love to know!!! This curry tastes so much like butter chicken, but definitely much healthy, as yogurt is used. It is cooked in its own stock and tastes yum with ghee rice. I would really recommend it for a try!



Dahi Murg - Yogurt Chicken Curry

Course Chicken
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken skin removed and cut into meduim sized pcs
  • 250 ml yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 pc clove
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 large onions sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves I didn't use
  • Curry leaves for garnishing
  • 3 green chillies slit, for garnishing


  • Marinate the chicken with the yogurt and all the spice powder and keep for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the whole spices and cumin for 30 seconds.
  • Add the onion and cook till golden brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic pastes and saute for a minute.
  • Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade and bring to a boil. (Add water if you require a thinner gravy - I didn't add.).
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with the coriander leaves, curry leaves and split green chillies. Serve hot with rice or roti.

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  1. Delicious chicken curry..

    1. thank u shabbu…

  2. I like this chicken preparation, less buttery and creamy.

    1. exactly dipti… u dun feel guilty eating it! thanks for coming by… 🙂

  3. yummy chicken curyy……like to have now

    1. thank u saranya…

  4. Yogurt chicken curry looks delicious.

    1. thank u manju…

    1. thank u sabeena… 🙂

  5. want try once again:)its really awesome:)

    1. thank u ramya… 🙂

  6. This chicken curry is so easy to make and definitely looks delicious.

    Also, the philosophy part is interesting and true:)

    1. Thank u dear…

  7. I'm still trying to look for Kashmiri Chilli Powder here! Your chicken curry…ooooh lala!!! 😉

    1. I'm sure u can get it in the spices section…gives curries a beautiful red color w/ouy much spice, Sri… Thank u 4 the compliment!! 🙂

  8. lovely color and dish is awesome.

    1. Thank u dear…

  9. Very beautiful and yummy…

    1. Thank u so much divya…

  10. had tried making this once, it didnt come out well, will try your way 🙂

    1. Hope it comes out well pria… 🙂

  11. I love preparing chicken with Yogurt gravy…I have one in my blog too and it has cashew paste in it as well 🙂


    1. oh… that's quite calorie laden… 🙂 thank u for coming by…

    1. thank u julie…

  12. where there's chicken i will be there….dahi murg looks so yummy,Raf even in my house we have non veg almost 360 days a year, even when i'm vege i will cook for my husband some non veg….

    1. yeah, i know arthy… seems to be everyhouse's situation! 🙂 thank u dear…

  13. I completely understand when you say though you are non vegetarian but you have veggies also 🙂 Being a Bong people think that we eat fish and fish only !! That's yummilicious looking chciken

    1. a colleague of mine keeps saying that keralites and bongs are almost similar and because of that, i am his sister… hehe… thanks for coming by, dear… 🙂

  14. Wow that looks lip smacking….drooling here.

    1. Thank u kauser…

  15. Nice one,something different from usual chicken curry

    1. Thank u vrinda…

  16. awesome…just love this recipe
    Tasty Appetite

    1. thank u so much jay… 🙂

  17. There are days I feel the same. We have to lift up our spirit in God.

    The curry is delicious

    1. very true dear… that's the essence of life, isn't it? thank u for coming by.. 🙂

  18. In my house too dinner is never complete without some non veg dish.I usually make chicken or mutton but these days I am trying new fish recipes as it's much healthier. Lunch is usally a lighter affair.Your chicken curry looks delicious.

    1. fish is much healthier but what deters me is the smell!!! thank u sadaf for coming by…

  19. Nice and delicious preparation and love to have it anytime..

    1. thank u dear..

  20. Delicious preparation Rafee. Lovely share

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

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