Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry

Authentic Bengali Chicken Curry

Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry

Authentic Bengali Chicken Curry

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Chicken

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By Vineetha Biju

Published On: 20 Oct 2014

Rating: 3
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

  • Chicken : 2 pounds
    Cashew nuts paste : 2 tsp
    Poppy seeds paste : 2 tsp
    Ghee : 3 tsp
    Onion paste : 1 cup
    Garlic grated : 1 tsp
    Ginger grated : 1 tsp
    Red chilli : 2 – 3 nos
    Veg oil : 2 tsp
    Bay leaf : 1 nos
    Cardamom : 4 nos
    Cinnamon : 1 no
    Cloves : 3 nos
    Peppercorn : 1 ½ tsp
    Nutmeg powder : pinch
    Curd : 5 tsp
    Sugar/ optional : 1 tsp
    Green chilli chopped : 2 – 3 nos
    Cream : ¼ cup
    Salt : to taste

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 1

In a bowl add pepper powder, garlic, ginger, veg oil, salt and mix together.

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Step 2 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 2

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Step 3 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 3

Add the chicken and curd. Marinate well. Keep it aside for 2 hours.

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Step 4 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 4

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Step 5 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 5

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Step 6 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 6

Heat oil and ghee in a pan add bay leaf, red chilli, cloves, cardamom, and stir for few seconds.

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Step 7 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 7

Add onion paste and stir till the raw smell going out.

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Step 8 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 8

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Step 9 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 9

Add green chilli, nutmeg powder and stir continuously for one minute.

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Step 10 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 10

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Step 11 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 11

Add the cashew nut paste and poppy seeds paste. Stir for few minutes.

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Step 12 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 12

Add marinated chicken.

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Step 13 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 13

Mix well with the other ingredients. Add enough water for cook the chicken.

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Step 14 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 14

Stir and cover with a lid and allow to cook the chicken in a low flame.

Step 15

Add the cream and sugar. Stir and check for salt and sweetness and adjust your taste.

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Step 16 Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry Recipe

Step 16

Switch off the flame and remove the curry in a bowl and serve.

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