Is this the best from scratch Dopiaza recipe?
DOPIAZA ROUGHLY TRANSLATES AS "DOUBLE ONION"

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Is this the best from scratch Dopiaza recipe?

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Ingredients

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To Marinate The Meat
200-300g Meat - Chicken / Lamb
1 teaspoon Garlic Paste
1 teaspoon Ginger Paste
1/2 teaspoon Chilli Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
The All Important Onions
1/2 large (150g chopped finely) Brown/White Onion
1/2 large (150g cut in large petals) Brown/White Onion
The Rest Of The Dish
4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Fenugreek Leaves (Kasoori Methi)
2 teaspoons Garlic Paste
2 teaspoons Mix Powder / Curry Powder
1.5 teaspoons Cumin Powder
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Chilli Powder
1.5 tablespoons Tomato Paste
1.5 teaspoons Sugar
2 (sliced) Finger Chilli - Green
2 tablespoons Fresh/Chopped Coriander
200ml Water

A medium heat curry suitable for most taste buds. The rich and spicy onions are cooked two ways. Finely chopped and gently caramelised then paired with chunky charred onions stir fried during the cooking process.

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Ingredients

  • To Marinate The Meat

  • The All Important Onions

  • The Rest Of The Dish

Directions

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Dopiaza, roughly translated as “two onions” is a perfect blend of gently caramelised and chunky charred onions in a medium heat sauce suitable for most taste buds

Pictures courtesy of Brian Todd

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Steps

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in a bowl marinate the meat with the garlic paste, chilli powder and salt

2
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Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a pan on high until smoking and add the large petals of onion, fry until charred and remove

3
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Turn the pan down to a low-medium heat, then add the remaining oil, finely chopped onion, salt and methi and cook until the onions soften and begin to caramelise

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add in the garlic paste, stir through and fry out for 30-60 seconds

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add the spice mix, cumin, coriander, garam, tumeric, chilli and a small amount of water if required. Fry for 2-3 minutes until the oil starts to seperate

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stir in the tomato paste watered down with around 3 tablespoons of water along with the sugar and continue to cook for 30 seconds

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Add in the marinated meat, coat in the spices and allow to start to brown for a few minutes, stirring as necessary

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Time to turn the heat up to high and add the sliced chillies along with the coriander and half of the boiling hot water, cook until reduced by half before adding the remaining water

9
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add back the charred petals of onion and reduce to a thick sauce. Serve and enjoy

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