What is Chicken Changezi/ Changazi Chicken?
Chicken changezi is a recipe enjoyed a lot by chicken lovers. .It is the main course dish served in restaurants, hotels, parties, etc. Changezi chicken is a gravy dish. Its gravy is prepared with ginger, garlic, tomato, and onion. Other spices include coriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder, kasoori meethi, and salt. Its gravy is made luscious thick by adding cream. So it is a rich ingredient chicken recipe. If you check the usual recipe of chicken changezi recipe, they are much elaborated. But, I’ll be sharing quick and simple. Actually, my mother makes it this way. I really like it. Hope you’ll like it too.
What does the word CHANGEZI means?
We all lick our lips after having chicken changezi. Ever wondered about the meaning of this unique word CHANGEZI? Well first of all it is not any dictionary word. It is actually a surname. People of Afghanistan and Pakistan have this as their surnames. It was after their descendent CHANGEZ KHAN. The Mughal tribe commonly have them.
With all this information it is believed that the recipe of Chicken Changezi is a Mughal creation. And yet it does fall in the Mughal dishes menu.
Recipe of Chicken Changezi
For frying chicken ingredients required :
- Chicken – 1.5kg
- Gram flour 2tbsp
- salt as per your taste
- red chilly powder 1/3rd tsp
- salt as per your taste.
For making the gravy :
- 3-4 Onions
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1 and 1.5 tbsp coriander powder
- 1.5 tsp red chilly powder
- salt as per your taste
- A pinch of turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp of tomato ketchup
- Cream 2 cup
- 4 green chilies
- 1 tsp kasoori methi
- Cilantro for garnish
Combine gram flour, salt, red chilly powder, and chicken all together. Heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying. Once the oil is heated well, fry the chicken till it is almost cooked.
For gravy, boil the onion and tomato. Cool it down and grind it into the paste. Heat some oil in a pan add tomato and onion paste in it. Then add all masalas; coriander powder, red chilly powder, ketchup, and turmeric powder. Cook well for about 8-10 minutes till oil separates from the gravy. Then add chicken and cream to it. Cook it well for 10-15 minutes with a covered lid. Add water if needed. Check the chicken to see if it has completely cooked. The last step is to add green chilies and kasoori meethi cook them for another 3-4 minutes. Then finally it’s done. Garnish it with some cilantro.
SERVE THIS EASY QUICK CHANGEZI CHICKEN WITH NAAN, ROTI OR PARATHA.