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Curd chicken curry / Doi chicken / Dahi chicken

Adding curd to meat or chicken is very common in many cuisines. Curd chicken curry/ Doi chicken/ Dahi chicken is a simple chicken curry recipe cooked with curd. The tangy flavour of curd makes the gravy very unique and delicious. This is usually served as a main course . The tangy, spicy and creamy flavourful curd chicken curry recipe can be best enjoyed with roti , naan or pulao. As tangy curd is used in this recipe so it is preferred to use more red chilli powder to decrease the tangy flavour of curd.

Curd chicken curry / Doi chicken :


  • 350 gms of chicken
  •  1/2 cup hung curd
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  •  1 big potato (optional)
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon
  •  2 cardamons
  • 2 cloves
  •  2-3 tsp oil
  • salt taste


  1. In a bowl take hung curd . Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder,  cumin powder, coriander powder. Beat properly.  Keep aside.
  2. Peel potato and make 4-5 pieces.
  3. Cut chicken into pieces. Wash under  running water. Keep aside.
  4. In a pan heat oil. Add cinnamon stick,  cardamoms and cloves . When crackling add ginger  garlic paste and chopped  onions.  Fry till translucent.
  5. Add chicken pieces. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add Potatoes and again fry and cook until oil separates.
  7. Add salt.
  8. Now add the beaten curd. Mix well and in low heat cook until chicken and potato pieces cooked well.  Add some water .
  9. 5 minutes before removing from heat add garam masala.
  10. Now the curd chicken curry is ready to serve. Enjoy!