Bored of eating butter chicken? Want to infuse chicken with royal Hyderabadi flavors? If yes, then try this Hyderabadi Chicken Recipe. It is rich, full of flavors, mouthwatering, and can be prepared in just 15 minutes! 

Hyderabadi Chicken
Hyderabadi Chicken Recipe

This Hyderabadi Chicken recipe will present you with a dish full of juicy chicken delicacy that is a perfect combination of ambrosial flavors and zestful fragrance. Plus, you need not to spend hours cooking chicken as this recipe will be cooked very quickly. 

What is Hyderabadi Chicken? 

Hyderabadi Chicken Recipe is a chicken curry that hails from the Deccan state. It is made by using deep frying onions, which are later used in marinade along with roasted garam masala, yogurt, and ground spices. The chicken is then cooked until it is tender. 

This recipe will help you bring the Hyderabadi flavors to your dining table in just 15 minutes. With the help of this recipe, you will be able to whip up a spicy and savorous chicken dish that is simply irresistible! 

So, let’s see how you can make the Hyderabadi chicken curry recipe easily and quickly at home. 

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 10 minutes + 8 hours overnight marination

Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 2 serves 


For Marination 

  • 1/2 kg chicken 
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic crushed 
  • 4 pieces of green chilly 
  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 1 tbsp chilly powder 
  • 3/4 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 sliced onions, fried 
  • 2 tbsp curd 
  • 8 cashews, finely grinded

For the Gravy

  • 1 bay leaf (Tej patta)
  • 2 cardamoms (Eliachi)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (Taj) 
  • 1 clove (Laung)
  • 1 small cup of oil 
  • 1 cup water 

Method to Prepare 

  • Firstly, take a bowl.
    • Add chicken.
    • Then, add ginger-garlic, chili, mint, and coriander leaves.
    • Sprinkle red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, and cumin powder.
    • Add two tablespoons of dahi, fried onion, lime juice, and salt.
    • Give it a good mix and seal it with plastic wrap.
    • Slide it into the fridge for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  • After a couple of hours, take the chicken out of the fridge.
  • Now, add oil to a pan. 
    • Then, add bay leaf, whole cardamom, cinnamon stick, and clove.
    • Saute everything for a minute.
    • Then, add the marinated chicken.
    • Pour water and cover it.
    • Cook it for at least 15 minutes.
  • Just before serving, open the lid and sprinkle coriander leaves and give it a good mix.
  • Transfer it to a serving plate.
  • Serve it and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Chicken marinated in yogurt, fried onion, and rich spices – try this Hyderabadi Chicken and relish its tender texture, royal flavors, and enthralling aroma only within a few minutes of cooking!