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Chicken Rezala

Bethica Das
5 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chicken Rezala RECIPE

This is my version of Chicken Rezala cooked into a creamy texture. A very popular Bengali cuisine, it is best relished with butter naan, stuffed kulcha or tandoori roti. It is cooked in a cashew nut, poppy seeds and yoghurt based gravy and tastes just heavenly

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 500 gms. Chicken, curry cut
  2. 2 onion paste
  3. 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  4. 1 tbsp. cashewnut paste
  5. 1 cup yoghurt, beaten
  6. 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  8. 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  9. 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  10. salt to taste
  11. 3-4 tbsp. mustard oil
  12. 1" cinnamon
  13. 3 cardamoms
  14. 6 cloves
  15. 1 tbsp. rose water


  1. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken pieces till light brown. Keep aside.
  2. Add the remaining oil and temper with the cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves.
  3. Next fry the onion paste and the ginger-garlic paste till light brown and add the yoghurt. Continue to stir till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Now add the Cashew paste, pepper powder, coriander-cummin powder and garam masala powder. Saute well for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the fried chicken, salt, coriander leaves and 1 cup water. Cover and cook till the Chicken is tender and the consistency is slightly thick. Add rose water and serve, garnished with coriander leaves and green chilies.

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Diksha Wahi
Diksha Wahi   Nov-24-2017

Thanks Bethica for sharing this recipe.

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