Chicken changezi recipe is a variety chicken recipe that has some Mughlai flavour in it. It is an ancient recipe that originated from the era of Changez khan(Genghis khan). This is a delicious chicken recipe and is a rich recipe made using rich ingredients. It has a gravy consistency which is suitable to have with rotis or parathas.

There are many more variety chicken recipes like chicken biryani, chicken leg fry, tandoori chicken, achari chicken .

chicken changezi

I made this recipe for the first time and instantly liked its taste as it is less spicy and has rich taste to the recipe.

I have posted every tried and tested chicken recipe on the blog and most of the recipes are made along with the videos and all the recipes are mind blowing and would like to update more and more chicken recipes.

This recipe is not known to many and I would like to share more details on this chicken recipe through my blog.

It has great flavors, spices, richness to the whole gravy. I have added cream, yogurt, tomato puree, fried onion paste along with dry fruits paste into the recipe and over all this has made the whole recipe quite rich.

chicken changezi recipe

While making chicken changezi, generally chicken is roasted separately but here, I have made it into a one pot dish and it has turned out as similar to the normal method of making chicken changezi.

I usually make some of the chicken recipes as one pot recipes and not separately which turn out well and also helps in cooking the chicken and the masala gravy perfectly.

The main masala of changezi recipe is of onion and kaju paste sauteed in oil or ghee and there are many royal chicken recipes such as chicken shahi korma, mutton korma or chicken rezala which use nuts to give the main base to the gravy…

murgh changezi served in a wok

To this gravy ingredients like milk, cream, yogurt, tomato puree are added to give a gravy like consistency.

The chicken is roasted well and all these masala paste are added and cooked well to form a thick gravy suitable to make during several occasions.

I shall update with many more chicken recipes as I keep blogging and hopefully I add them along with videos too and would love to hear feedback from my blog readers which encourage me to post more recipes.

Below is the recipe on how to make chicken changezi, a variety mughlai chicken recipe with step by step details and procedure too.

Step by step procedure

To make onion tomato kaju badam paste

  • Firstly, in a pan, add oil and heat it. Add chopped onions, kaju, badam
Adding chopped onions, kaju, badam
  • saute the onions until they turn a slight golden colour.
sauteing them
  • After onions are cooked well, add chopped tomatoes into it and cook until the tomatoes turn soft.
adding chopped tomatoes
  • The tomatoes and onions should turn soft. Switch off the flame. Cooldown the masala.
cooking them
  • Take a blending jar, add the masala, and blend the masala into a fine smooth paste by adding little water or milk.
adding the masala to a blender
  • Keep the masala aside for later use.
making a paste for chicken changezi

Making of chicken changezi

  • Take a wok, add oil and heat it. Into it add whole garam masala such as cloves, dalchini, elaichi. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell disappears.
sauteing ginger garlic paste
  • Add the chicken into it and roast well until the colour of the chicken changes.
roasting the chicken
  • Add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix well, cook and roast the chicken for 10 minutes until oil starts releasing.
dding dry spices
cooking the masala
  • Add yoghurt and cook for 5 minutes.
Adding yoghurt
  • Add the blended onion tomato Kaju badam paste into the chicken and mix well.
Adding the blended onion tomato Kaju badam paste
  • Cook this gravy for 10-15 minutes on low flame or until the masala is cooked well and starts leaving oil at the sides.
Cooking this gravy for 10-15 minutes
  • Check if the chicken is tenderized. Cook for some more time until chicken gets tendered. Add milk into the chicken gravy, mix.
    • Add malai/cream into the chicken gravy and mix well.
Adding malai/cream into the chicken gravy
  • Add salt as per taste if required, mixing and cooking the curry.
mixing and cooking
  • Cook the gravy for few minutes on low flame.
    • Crush kasoori methi and add to the chicken curry. Also, add some freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix.
adding some freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Cook for few minutes on low flame and switch off the flame.
Cooking for few minutes
  • Serve hot with roti, paratha or steamed rice.


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