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Hyderabadi Dum Chicken

Hyderabadi Dum Chicken is a rich and flavorful curry which has a thick gravy made by cooking fried onions, yoghurt, cashew paste and many other spices on low heat till everything is blended together to form a rich, silky gravy.


  • 800 Grams chicken
  • 1 Medium sized onion sliced
  • 2 Tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ Cup yoghurt
  • 2 Tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ Tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp ghee/oil
  • 2 Tbsp cashew paste
  • salt to taste


  • Deep fry the sliced onion till golden brown and crisp. Make sure that you do not burn the onions. Crush it well.
  • Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients listed above. Marinate for 2-3 hours.
  • Place the chicken in one layer in a pan. Pour 1 cup of water and mix well. Let it come to a boil.
  • Cover and cook on low for 20 minutes. Open the lid and cook for another 10 minutes till the gravy gets thick and oil separates. If you want more gravy, you can add a half cup of water after the 20 minutes cooking.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


You can add more or less water depending upon the thickness of gravy you want.
You can add cream if you like.