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Bengali Chicken Rezala


This is my version of Chicken Rezala cooked into a creamy texture. Try having it with Naan. It tastes heavenly.

Ingredients non vegetarian 2 servings

    • 500 gms. Chicken, curry cut
    • 2 onion paste
    • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tbsp. cashewnut paste
    • 1 cup curd, beaten
    • 1 tsp. coriander-cummin powder
    • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
    • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
    • 3-4 tbsp. oil
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • 1" stick cinnamon
    • 3 cardamoms
    • 4 cloves
    • Green chillies and coriander leaves for garnishing


    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 bay leaves and the whole garam masala.
    3. Next fry the onion paste and the ginger-garlic paste till light brown and add the curd. 
    4. Continue to stir till it leaves the sides of the pan
    5. Now add the Cashew paste, pepper powder, coriander-cummin powder, coriander leaves and garam masala powder. Saute well for 2 minutes.
    6. Add the fried chicken, salt and 1 cup water. Cover and cook till the Chicken is cooked and the consistency is slightly thick.
    7. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves and green chillies.