Dum ka Chicken - Hyderabadi Dawat'e Murgh

As'salamualaikum Wa'Rahmatullahi Wa'Barakatuhu

A very traditional and authentic recipe of Dum ka Chicken with a new name as in our family it's very fondly known as "Dawat ki Chicken "
A popular Hyderabadi dish which is very Rich, Aromatic and Flavourfull...
No Marriage parties are complete without this dish! I have learned this recipe once from a famous 'Bawarchi' in one of our Dawats.
Try this recipe with ** Hyderabadi Naan ** and believe me you will agree with this famous saying " Peth bhargaya per Dil nahi bhara"

Hydi Dawat'e Murgh

1) Chicken 1-1/2 kg
2) Fried onions 1/2cup (crushed)
3) Curd 3/4cup
4) Almond paste 2tbsp
5) Cashewnuts paste 2tbsp
6) Pistachio paste 2tbps (u can either use poppy seed or chironji paste also)
8) Ginger paste 1tbsp
9) Garlic paste 1tbsp
10) Turmeric pdr 1/2 tsp
11) Red chilli pdr 2tsp
12) Black pepper pdr 1/2 tsp
13) Tomato paste/ ketchup 2tbsp
14) Soya sauce 1tbsp
15) Green chilli sauce 1tbsp
16) Vinegar 1tbsp
17) Garam masala pdr 1tsp
18) Dhaniya pdr 1tsp
19) Saffron strands 3-4(optional)
20) Coriander leaves chopped 2tbsp
21) Mint leaves chopped 2tbsp
22) Green chillies 4-5
23) Oil 1/2 cup
24) Salt to taste
25) Red color 2pinches
26) cream(optional)

Wash and drain the chicken well.
Marinate chicken with all the ingredients from the above list for atleast 2hours.
Take a very wide heavy bottomed pan or u can marinate chicken in this pan itself.
Mix well and spread the chicken in a single layer. Cover and cook on simmer for 20 minutes. Later, gently give a good stir,cover and cook for another 10 mins till oil separates.

U can also bake it:
Transfer the marinated chicken to a baking dish and seal well with an aluminium foil without allowing the air to go out. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 20-25minutes at 195 degree.
Garnish with chopped coriander-mint leaves, and little cream on top!!


  1. Hi. Is the recipe for 1/2 kg or 1 1/2 kg of chiicken? Looks yummm.

  2. Afza it's one and half kg chicken.1500g

  3. Looks yummy will try it soon..am searching for the red chicken recipe that is very often served in hyderabadi marriages..is this the same recipe?

    1. That's exactly what I was looking for too...ooh I miss that red chicken served in shadis

    2. Yes dear Raazia it's almost the same recipe. Try yourself and you will love it. :)

  4. This turned out amazinggg!! I absolutely loved how it was to the point. Will be trying out your other recipes soon!

    1. Thank you soo much for the feedback aala salam. Iam glad you liked it. :)

  5. I followed this recipe and it came out great. Today I am making it for the 5th time I guess. Still on stove... cooking. The marinade tasted wow! I hope that it comes out like it the first time I made it. I'm going to serve with normal rotis. I don't have time to make naan now. Thanks for the recipe. May Allah bless you.


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