Shahi Chicken Changezi Recipe | Chicken Changezi Recipe

Shahi Changezi Chicken Recipe | Chicken Changezi Recipe - Spoons Of Flavor

Shahi chicken changezi recipe aka chicken changezi is a rich, creamy, and scrumptious Mughlai style chicken curry. An age-old dish. The origin dates back to the era of Mongolian ruler Genghis (Chengiz) Khan.

What is Chicken Changezi

Chicken changezi is a rich, mild, creamy gravy based curry specially prepared with milk and fresh cream. It is believed to be originated far before the influence of Mughlai cuisine in India. Officially the Mughals era started after Babur rule in 14th century AD and he adopted the term β€˜Mughal’. But the dish is believed to be named after the 13th century Mongolian (Mughals) warrior Genghis Khan (Chengiz khan). However, it has a mixed history and the exact reasons behind the dish is still not cleared.

How to make Shahi Chicken Changezi Recipe

To make this, the chicken needs to be roasted first and then cooked with a rich gravy, made of milk, fresh cream, onion-cashews paste, ginger-garlic paste, tomato, garam masala powder, coriander powder, kasuri methi, and chaat masala powder.

The recipe does not require any whole spices. If you have some previously made garam masala powder, then it is good enough. Even you can go with whatever you have. The gravy is mild and creamy. Adjust the spice quantity as per your requirement. However, ghee can also be used. Which I don’t.

It can be best enjoyed with naan or with any flavored rice. Serve this dish in any special occasions and it is sure to tease everyone’s taste buds.

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Shahi Chicken Changezi Recipe | Chicken Changezi Recipe

Shahi chicken changezi recipe is a rich, creamy, and delectable chicken delicacy. The origin of the dish dates back to the era of Mongolian ruler Genghis (Chengiz) Khan.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course Lunch, Sides
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken changezi recipe, Shahi chicken changezi recipe
Servings2 -3 people
Author Geetanjali


For marinating and roasting chicken

  • 500 grams chicken with bone
  • 1/2 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil for roasting the chicken

For onion cashew nut paste

  • 2 chopped onion, medium size
  • 6-7 cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying

For gravy

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 grated tomatoes, medium size
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder (non spicy)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala powder
  • salt as required
  • 1/2 cup water


To make the onion cashew nut paste

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Once the oil turns hot, add chopped onions and cashew nuts. Saute until light brown. 
  • Turn off the flame and transfer them to the blending jar and let them cool down. 
  • Once done, blend until smooth.  Then set aside.

To marinate the chicken

  • Combine curd, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder together in a bowl. Then whisk well until smooth.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the mixture and mix well. Let it rest for half an hour.

To roast the marinated chicken

  • Heat oil in the same pan. Once the oil turns hot, add marinated chicken pieces and roast over medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Then transfer to a bowl and set aside

To prepare the shahi chicken changezi recipe

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute. 
  • Add grated tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt as required.
  • Stir to mix. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes or until oil separates. Stir in between.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi, and chat masala powder. Mix well.
  • Add onion-cashew nut paste, milk and fresh cream. Stir to mix. 
  • Add the roasted chickens. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup water. Stir to mix. Then cover and cook until chickens get tendered. Stir in between.
  • Once done, remove from flame.
  • Shahi chicken changezi is ready to serve. Serve hot with some naan, paratha or any flavored rice of your choice.


Shahi Chicken Changezi

22 Replies to “Shahi Chicken Changezi Recipe | Chicken Changezi Recipe

  1. This looks like a mild and delicious curry dish. I love all the ingredients here, they sound wonderful together. I would love to dip a piece of naan into that sauce right now!

  2. I’ve never heard of Shahi chicken changezi before, but I’m glad I came across your recipe because the flavors of this marinade and sauce are so delightful! I bet this would be absolutely delicious on a chilly night or anytime for that matter!

  3. I’m a big fan of Indian food and this meal looks great as well, I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks. Also, thanks for the short history lesson on the Ghengis Khan. I found that to be quite interesting.

  4. Can anybody help me by telling me what the curd is in tbis recipe? Is that another word fpr yoghurt? Im an Aussie and we dont have curd in our supermarkets.
    Would love to try this dish as it looks amazing!

    1. Hi Marianne, glad you liked this recipe and sorry for the confusion. Curd basically means yogurt. Use yogurt and do let me know how you liked this. Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I tried this recipe and everyone in the family simply loved it. Could you please tell whether I can freeze the sauce of the curry and add chicken later? If yes will there be any change in the method?

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