Chicken Rezala – Traditional Bengali Curry

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Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com

Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry

Authentic Bengali Chicken Curry
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 3 people

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
  • 3 nos Red chilli : 2
  • 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
  • 3 nos Green chilli chopped : 2
  • Cream : ¼ cup
  • Salt : to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl add pepper powder, garlic, ginger, veg oil, salt and mix together.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Add the chicken and curd. Marinate well. Keep it aside for 2 hours.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan add bay leaf, red chilli, cloves, cardamom, and stir for few seconds.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Add onion paste and stir till the raw smell going out.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Add green chilli, nutmeg powder and stir continuously for one minute.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Add the cashew nut paste and poppy seeds paste. Stir for few minutes.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Add marinated chicken.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Mix well with the other ingredients. Add enough water for cook the chicken.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Stir and cover with a lid and allow to cook the chicken in a low flame.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
  • Add the cream and sugar. Stir and check for salt and sweetness and adjust your taste.
  • Switch off the flame and remove the curry in a bowl and serve.
    Chicken Rezala - Traditional Bengali Curry – pachakam.com
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