Chicken and yogurt gravy is extremely delicious and the  touch of turmeric gives it a pleasantly vibrant in colour.The fried chicken  tender enough while outer skin is crisp and flavourful soaked in home made spices.The advantage of spices and  yogurt not only makes the gravy creamy but also touch slight sourness to your taste bud. Steamed rice and few garden salads along with chicken yogurt gravy will be one of a perfect main dish for any time lunch or dinner.

Chicken N Yogurt Gravy

yield : servings 2

prep time : 30 mins

cook time : 20 mins

total time  : 50 mins

things we need to prepare

  • 250 g chicken pieces -small pieces
  • 1/2 cup yogurt 
  • 1 medium onion -finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 to 3 green chilies -slited
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp sugar 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • water
  • garam masala
  • mustard oil
  • salt

preparation masala

  • 1 onion
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • small ginger piece
  • 3 to 4 cloves

Put all the above ingredients in a small jar and blend to fine smooth paste.


Clean and rinse chicken pieces. Marinate chicken pieces (1 tsp mustard oil,pinch of turmeric and lemon juice) for half an hour.Then discard the marinated water.

In a pan smoke 3 to 4 tsp mustard oil.Now add all the chicken pieces and fry over medium flame till light brown.Then take them out in a plate.

In the same pan again heat 3 tsp oil and let it smoked. Caramelised sugar, add bay leaf,turmeric,red chili powder and onions.When onions are turned light brown in colour add prepared masala paste into it and fry the masala until aromatic.

Now add fried chicken ,coriander powder and garam masala. Combine them well and saute for 1 minute over medium flame.

Now add curd and salt.Stir fry the masala coated chicken pieces and pour 1 cup of water into it.

Over high flame when one bubble appeared in the gravy, partially cover the pan and cook until get thick gravy around 15 minutes over lower flame.

Garnish green chili over the gravy before serving on bowl.

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