Put together chicken do pyaza the Persian way


Of Persian origin, Chicken do pyaza is quite easy to make. The Persian name “dopiaza” means two big onions, one chopped finely and the other cut into cubes. The onions are added in two phases. Here’s a quick ‘n easy murg (chicken) do pyaza recipe. Cheers!

Click here to read this recipe in Malayalam


½ kg chicken

4 onions

2 tomatoes

1 cup yoghurt

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

2 tbsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp cumin powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

2 green chillies

½ tsp garam masala

4 dry red chillies

2 chopped red chillies




Heat oil in a pan and saute chopped onions

Add a bit of salt and saute till it turns brown

Mix in ginger-garlic paste, chopped tomatoes and chicken

Cover and cook

When it is half cooked, add in the yoghurt, chilli powder, cumin, coriander powder, green chillies and garam masala, cover and cook again

In another pan, saute onion cut into cubes, dry red chillies and chopped red chillies

Mix it with the chicken

Garnish with coriander leaves

Serve sizzling hot chicken do pyaza along with rice

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