The word ‘dopiaza’ comes from Persian, meaning ‘two onions’. It is, therefore, unsurprising that that this dish is prepared using many onions in both the sauce and garnish.
Usually prepared with king prawns, lamb, chicken or shrimps. However, this curry can be prepared in a vegetarian style.
The dopiaza contains one element which is rather unique for curries. The dish involves a sour components which usually comes from raw mangoes, but cranberries and lemon juice can be used also.