Recipe for Chicken Rezala

A recipe for Chicken Rezala


Chicken Thighs 500 gms
Yogurt 125 gms
Corriander powder 4 Tbsp
Onions 2 -3 (make a paste)
Ginger paste 1 Tbsp
Garlic Paste 1 Tbsp
Whole spices – cinnamon
green cardamom
black cardamom
black pepper
shah jeera
Red Chilly 1 per person
sugar 3-4 tsp


1.Beat the yogurt with the sugar to a smooth texture. If too thick, add a little water. It should be of a medium consistency.

2.Marinate the chicken with this yogurt and the corriander powder for about 5 to 6 hours.

3.Heat the ghee. Fry the whole red chillies till the colour changes and then keep them aside.

4.Now in the same ghee, put in the whole spices.

5.When they splutter and release the flavour, put in the onion, ginger and garlic paste and fry nicely till brown.

6.Now put the chicken marinade in, put salt and mix well and let it simmer till done (it takes about 1 and half to 2 hours). Cover it.

7.When done, take it off the heat and put the red chillies in and it’s ready to be served.

Source: Anindita Paul

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