mearl223 On September - 28 - 2011

Chicken Do-Piaza

As the name suggests, ‘Do’ in Hindi is the number ’2′, while ‘piaz or pyaz’ means ‘onions’, hence the prominent onion flavor in this dish. I made it for dinner tonight & it came out pretty good; Try it..


PrepTime 2mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins

1 lb skinless chicken legs (or cubed breasts)
2 large onions
1 chopped capsicum/ green bell pepper
1/2″ cinnamon stick
8 green cardamoms
3-4 dried red chilies
2 green chilies
6-8 black peppercorns
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1″ ginger, finely chopped
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup tomato paste or 2 large tomatoes,chopped
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp vinegar or tamrind pulp
some vegetable oil or ghee
Cooking Instructions

Grind the remaining onions, green chilies, ginger & garlic to a coarse paste.
Heat 2 tbsp oil & fry half the onions & set aside.
Add the remaining oil and saute the whole spices – cardamom, cinnamon, red chilies, pepper corns.
When they crackle, add the onion paste & saute for 3 minutes.
Add the spice powders & salt and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, vinegar & some water and simmer for 5 mins until the gravy thickens.
Add the chicken & capsicum pieces and continue cooking, covered, on medium heat for 12-15 minutes (or pressure cook for 1 whistle on high & then simmer for 3-4 mins), until the chicken is done.
Add the fried onion halves, cover & cook for another few minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander/ cilantro, grated coconut or fried onion. Serve hot with rotis or rice.
Note: I cut 2 small slits on the chicken pieces & marinated them in some salt & lime juice for 5 mins, then washed them before using them. It added a good tangy taste!

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