I have been asked for this recipe umpteen times and just did not get around to posting it.
Do pyaza is in hindi and translated into english it literally means two onions! No the dish does not contain two types of onions or just two onions…its onions raw and fried…simple enough? Well not quite!!
This is a real popular dish in desi restaurants and now i will teach you how to make this in your own kitchen. I will also teach you how you can make this sauce and freeze it so you dont have to go through chopping onions again and again… See i think of all of you!!!
What more can i say about this dish? It can be made with vegetables and paneer also.
Can you use prefried ready made onions?? Well id rather not…but if you have no choice please do go ahead 🙂 By the way home fried onions taste delicious…TIP: You can fry them and freeze them , that way you always have some fried onions for your biryanis and pillafs…and ofcoruse chicken do pyaza!!! So come on lets cook!!
12 chicken legs ( thats about a kilo)
300 grams of sliced onions ,slice them lengthwise
100 grams of onions, sliced and deep fried till golden brown
100 grams of white natural yogurt
4 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 tablespoons of ginger garlic paste
3 cloves of garlic and a small piece of ginger
1 tablespoon of Nitu Didi garam masala powder
1 teaspoon of Nitu Didi turmeric powder
4 bay leaves
1 teaspoon of red chilli powder , optional
4 cloves, 1 small piece of cinnamon and 6 green cardamoms
1 teaspoon of salt or more to taste
1/4 cup of cooking oil
1/2 cup of chopped green coriander leaves and some green chillies if you want
Marinate the chicken legs in salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder while you proceed with the rest of the recipe.
Deep fry the 100 grams of onions till golden brown and put it in the blender ( i use my BRAVO MAGIC BULLET) with the 3 gloves of garlic, small piece of ginger and the whole spices and yogurt and blend into a paste.
Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan and add the 300 grams of sliced onions with the bay leaves , ginger garlic paste and sautee till transparent. Add the chicken and cook covered till the chicken oozes out its juices and cooks. Add the garam masala and sautee again. Add the tomato paste and cook till the chicken is fork tender.If not add a bit of water and cook till the chicken is fork tender. Add the blended yogurt paste and cook till the oil separates. Add the chopped coriander and green chillies and serve.
Its best with rice , or naans.. I have served it with my egg and cauliflower pullao
To make a do pyaaza sauce to freeze: Sautee the sliced onions add the tomato paste and yogurt paste and sautee till the oil separates..this is your do pyaaza sauce….freeze it.
To cook chicken do pyaaza from your frozen sauce: sautee your chicken in oil till done and add the sauce and cook…….
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this is how it looks cooking away in the pan….

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  1. Mouthwatering recipe. Thanks for sharing this.


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