• 1 kg chicken cut into pieces ½ kg onions (sliced) 250 gms curd 2 teaspoon chilli powder 25 gms garam masala (whole - 6 cloves, 6 green cardamoms, 3cm cinnamon, 2 bay leaves, 8 black pepper corns) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon garam masala powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 tablespoon ginger- garlic paste 250 gms tomato puree (or 1 cup chopped tomatoes) Salt to taste Oil for cooking 4 tablespoons ghee

Punjabi cuisine has been popular  all over the world.The whole spices along with the tomato puree blends well to give a perfect flavour to the chicken do pyaza dish. Pyaz means onions in the Hindi language and is a simple chicken preparation made in an onion curry.

raw chicken pieces

METHOD:

  1. Apply salt to the chicken.
  2. Fry the sliced pyazonions to brown color by adding little salt.(salt releases water and fries the onion faster)
  3. Make a paste of curds and the fried onions in a grinder.
  4. Heat oil in a pan or kadahi and add the whole masala( 2 bay leaves,3 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon,1 big cardamom).
  5. Add ginger- garlic paste to the pan and fry well.
  6. Add coriander powder, garam masala powder, chilli powder  and turmeric powder. Fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Add tomato puree and the curd mixture. Fry well for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of water.
  8. When the water starts boiling add the chicken and cook for 10 to 15 minutes till chicken becomes soft.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with boiled eggs.
  11. This tasty chicken do pyaza can be eaten with steamed rice or tava paratha.
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