Chicken Dupiaza with Pilau Rice


Chicken Dupiaza with Pilau Rice

Slimming Eats Recipe

serves 4

Extra Easy – approx 1 syn per serving

For the Chicken Dupiaza


800g Diced Chicken Thigh or Breast Meat (any skin and fat removed)

350ml of Chicken Stock

2 Teaspoons fresh grated Ginger

4 Garlic Cloves Crushed

2 Teaspoons Turmeric Powder

2 teaspoons of cumin seeds

2 teaspoons of ground coriander

2  teaspoon of Chilli Powder

2 Teaspoons Garam Masala Powder

4 Large Onions (or 8 small) Chopped (half for the onion puree)

2 sticks of celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

100ml Fat Free Natural Yogurt

2 Tablespoons Tomato Puree

2 tsp of ghee (4 syns)


Bring a small pan of water to the boil and add half of the chopped onions. Boil until soft, drain and puree with a hand blender or in a food processor. Set aside, this is your onion puree

Heat a large saucepan, add the ghee until melted and then add the remaining chopped onions, celery and carrot and reduce the heat to low. Cook the vegetables gently until they turn a golden brown colour.

Make a paste of the ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander, Turmeric, Chilli powder and Garam Masala with a little water. Add to saucepan and stir in well, frying for a couple of minutes.

Now add the 800g Diced Chicken and stir thoroughly to coat.

Mix the Yogurt, Tomato Puree, Onion Puree, together in a jug with the water or stock and pour into the saucepan and mix in well. Turn up the heat until the sauce begins to simmer and leave to simmer for 15-20 Minutes. Stir occasionally.

You can also use lamb or beef or mixed vegetables for a variation on the dupiaza

For the Pilau Rice


Spray oil

2 cups basmati rice

2 teaspoon turmeric

2 bay leaf

8 green cardamom pods

8 cloves

salt to season

3 cups of stock


Add the rice to a saucepan, spray with spray oil to coat and turn on the heat.

Add the spices and salt.

Add the boiling water.

Cover with lid and simmer on a low heat until stock has absorbed (avoid stirring)

Serve with your curry and top with some freshly chopped Coriander.

  • TRACEY357

    This looks lovely, think I will have a go at this over the weekend.
    Thanks for posting all these great looking meals, makes things so much easier to have a little help.

  • DisneyMumma

    Hiya. Was this a slightly different one to the one on Minimins?

  • admin

    it is pretty similar, I just improved the recipe and added some more veggies to bulk it out, to make sure it includes the 1/3 superfree 😉

  • Anonymous

    I cooked this for last night’s dinner after using Patak’s for years. It was really delicious, all the ingredients were in my cupboard so no sweat there. I cooked it in the afternoon but transferred it to the slow cooker. I also cooked the rice your way, it was lovely, and so so easy to make. My husband wants me to make it again this way instead of using the Patak’s, what a compliment.

  • Anonymous

    thanks for all your lovely comments on my recipes. I am glad you are enjoying them.

  • Anonymous

    This is gorgeous, I usually use my own spices but never made it quite like this, the taste is soooo different, really tasty and not overpowering at all. I even made my own garam massala.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  • Anonymous

    this was gorgeous, a bit spicy so if you dont like hot stuff just put a bit more yogurt in it! easy enough to make too cant wait to have it again

  • this was great used chicken breast cant be bothered with thighs