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Chicken Hyderabadi is one of the most famous and flavourful dishes from Hyderabadi cuisine. If you are a beginner to the Hyderabadi chicken recipes, better start with this dish.

It is easier to make in comparison to other Hyderabadi chicken dishes; such as Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani, Hyderabadi green chicken curry, etc.

The specialty of Hyderabadi dishes is that they are spicy yet so aromatic and flavourful that one can’t resist not having it. The Hyderabadi chicken curry recipe gets its flavor from basic powders and herbs like coriander leaves and mint leaves.

A simple and easy chicken recipe from the Hyderabad region of India, the spice mix gives it an appealing color and taste, without it being too spicy or hot.

Preparation of this chicken curry is quite different from as usual process, finally, it comes with a mouthwatering taste.

Hyderabadi cuisine is the native cuisine of Telugu and Marathwada. This cuisine is also influenced by the cuisine from the Nizams, Mughals, Turkish and Arabic.

Thus, most of the dishes require the use of almonds, cashews, and saffron that is mostly used in royal cuisines. A 100 gram of boneless chicken provides 165 calories, 31 grams of protein, and 3.6 grams of fat.

Yet, chicken as lean meat is one of the most valuable dishes as it is high in protein, helps in weight loss, muscle build-up, and is also an immunity booster.

This dish is usually served with steamed rice, roti, or paratha. It can be enjoyed both as a main dish or a side dish.

FAQs On Chicken Hyderabadi

Origin of chicken Hyderabadi?

Chicken hyderabadi is generally believed to originated the Nizam of Hyderabad. As it is the blend of Mughal and Iranian cuisine.

Can this recipe be made healthier?

Even with the use of so much oil, this recipe still stands on a healthier side depending on how often one eats it. Unless one wants to compromise on the taste, maybe follow the recipe as it is.

Chicken Hyderabadi

Recipe by Pinky ShonaCourse: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Chicken Hyderabadi is one of the most famous and flavorful dishes from Hyderabadi cuisine. If you are a beginner at the Hyderabadi chicken recipes, better start with this dish.


  • For marination
  • Chicken- 1 kg

  • Curd- 1 bowl

  • Garlic paste- 1 tbsp

  • Ginger paste- 1 tbsp

  • Salt as per taste

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1 tbsp

  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp

  • Coriander powder- 2 tbsp

  • Garam masala- 1 tsp

  • Chopped coriander- 1 cup

  • Chopped mint- 1 cup

  • For gravy
  • Refined oil as need

  • Sliced onion- 4 medium

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1 tbsp


  • First take a large bowl, add chicken, curd, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and salt as per taste into it. Mix it properly and keep it aside for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, heat oil in a pan, when oil becomes hot, add sliced onion into the pan and fry till it looks golden brown.
  • Then add the marinated chicken into the pan and cook it for sometime.
  • Now add Kashmiri red chilli powder into them and fry it for sometime.
  • Then cover the lid and cook it till chicken properly will be done.
  • After done switch off the flame, chicken Hyderabadi is ready to serve hot.


  • If using sour curd do not use lemon juice in the recipe.
  • Do not cut down the quantity of oil.
  • Roast the ground spices (coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly) before blending them into a fine paste.
  • Marinate the chicken overnight for better results.
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