Chicken Dilbahar Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Chicken Dilbahar is a flavorful and aromatic Indian dish made with succulent chicken pieces cooked in a rich and creamy gravy. The dish gets its name from the combination of spices and herbs used, which create a delightful blend of flavors. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of yogurt, ginger, garlic, and spices, then cooked in a tomato-based gravy with a touch of cream. This dish is perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with a delicious and fragrant chicken dish.

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Non Vegdiet
Chicken Dilbahar

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Ingredients for Chicken Dilbahar Recipe

  • 125 gram Chicken, Cut Into Pieces
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Cloves
  • 1/4 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Cardamom Pods
  • 1/2 Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 0.06 cup Cream
  • 1/4 tablespoon Kasuri Methi
  • as required Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Chicken Dilbahar Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, and cardamom pods. Saute until fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions and cook until golden brown. Then, add tomato puree, coriander powder, cumin powder, and garam masala. Cook until the oil separates from the masala.
  • STEP 4.Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  • STEP 5.Pour in water, cover the pan, and let the chicken cook on low heat until tender.
  • STEP 6.Finally, add cream and kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves). Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • STEP 7.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with naan or rice.

Cooking Tips

  • For a spicier version, increase the amount of red chili powder or add green chilies.
  • You can substitute cream with coconut milk for a dairy-free option.
  • To enhance the flavor, dry roast the whole spices before adding them to the dish.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dish in a pan or microwave, adding a splash of water to prevent it from drying out.
  • Serve Chicken Dilbahar with naan, roti, or steamed rice for a complete meal.
calories per serving
12 g Fat3 g Protein11 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp