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Murgh Rezala

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Murgh Rezala
  • Recipe Servings: 8
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  • Murg Rezala is a chicken curry popular in Bengal. A dinner party piece of chicken in yoghurt, coconut, cream and cashew nut paste, finished with silver leaf. Goes best with roomali roti.


  • 1 kg boneless chicken cubes
  • 300 gm white onions
  • 20 gm ginger
  • 20 gm garlic
  • 12 green cardamoms
  • 5 gm white pepper powder
  • 20 gm desiccated coconut
  • 50 gm cashewnuts
  • 250 gm curd
  • 150 gm khoya
  • 250 gm ghee
  • 2 drops kewra jal
  • 2 drops mitha ittr
  • 2 silver leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and clean chicken pieces. Blanch in a pan of boiling water, remove the scum, drain and keep aside.
  2. Extract the juice of ginger and garlic and keep aside.
  3. Grind separately onions, cashew nuts and coconut to a fine paste.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pan place the chicken, pour enough water to cover, add salt, green cardamoms and bring to boil, then simmer.
  5. When the chicken is half cooked, add the ground onions and the ginger-garlic juice. Cook until dry.
  6. Then add ghee and the beaten curd, fry till the meat is dry.
  7. Add the nut paste and coconut and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, taking care that the masala does not brown.
  8. Then add white pepper and 1 cup of water, or enough for a thick gravy. Simmer for a while.
  9. Remove from fire add kewra jal, mitha ittr and mashed khoya. Blend well.
  10. Finally add the cream.
  11. Serve hot garnished with silver leaf. 

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