Bengali Chicken Rezala recipe

Bengali Chicken Rezala Recipe

Best thing about dishes like Chicken Rezala recipe is that it basically includes very simple ingredients which completely make it perfect for festive cooking over busy weekends. It’s a simple one-pot recipe which goes so well with rice, paranthas (Indian breads) or simply with rotis.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • 1 kg Chicken Cut in Medium sized pieces
  • 6-8 Green Cardamom
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Coconut pieces
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 2 Onion Medium - Paste
  • 2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 cup Water


  1. Take a heavy bottom pan and place the chicken pieces in the bottom of it. Add the Water along with some Salt and Green Cardamoms.

  2. Turn on the heat and boil it till the chicken is cooked. This should take 8-10 minutes. As the chicken turns white, take the chicken pieces out and keep them aside.

  3. Now, add the Onion, Ginger and Garlic paste and let this boil till the water is reduced completely and the mix is fried till golden. 

  4. Meanwhile, grind the coconut, cashew, and poppy seeds into a smooth paste. 

  5. Add the chicken back into the fried mix and add the nut paste along with yogurt,green chilies and Garam Masala powder.

  6. Stir it gently and cook it for a minute or two on low heat. Turn the heat off once done and serve.