Sanoli's Kitchen: CHICKEN KASHA

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


'Chicken kasha' is a very popular & typical Bengali chicken dish, almost prepared at every Bengali households. It is actually a semi-dry preparation of chicken, takes little longer time than any other chicken curry, but it will taste totally different and is worth the extra effort, if you have time. Truelly finger licking chicken recipe is stated below:
20 OZ/600 gm Chicken, cut in medium sized pieces
2 Medium sized Onions (chopped)
1&1/2 tbsps Ginger paste
1&1/2 tbsps Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 lemon juice
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
2-3 chopped Green Chillies (optional)
1/2 cup Tomato puree
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Chicken masala
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves
3 tbsps Oil
1 tsp Butter
Salt to taste

Clean and wash the chicken nicely. Make it pat dry.

Marinate the chicken with lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Refrigerate the marinated chicken for atleast 2 hours.

Heat oil in a wok. Add sugar in it. Saute for 20-30 seconds, let it turn brown (it adds a very nice colour to gravy). Add onions in it. Fry till onion turns into light brown. Now add tomato puree and green chillies in it. Fry till oil leaves from the side of wok.

Now add marinated chicken in it. Mix nicely. Cover and cook chicken for another 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add chicken masala, garam masala and salt in it. Fold well. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 10 minutes, stir occasionally.

Add chopped coriander leaves and butter in it. Switch off the heat. Keep covered for another 5 minutes. Fold well.

Serve hot with Roti, naan, paratha or pulao. Enjoy this fabulous chicken kasha!

TIPS: You may grind onion, green chillies and tomatoes and fry. It gives a thick gravy.
          Personally I like to use chopped onions, it gives a better taste.
          You may add whole garam masala (e.g. clove, cardamom and cinnamon) instead
          of garam masala powder, it turns out great.
          Typical chicken kasha may be cooked in mustard oil, but I like to prepare it in
          vegetable oil.

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  1. Will not be eating non veg this month, but your chicken curry tempts me dear

  2. i love all kind of chicken recipes.. it looks delicious..

  3. Hello Sanoli Ji...chicken looks delicious! I love its dark red color...looks really magnificent!

  4. wow spicy and yummy chicken.. mouthwatering!!!

  5. Sounds new to me looks tempting and inviting....

  6. Absolutely loved this chicken recipe and really loved the tip of adding sugar to oil directly!! Thanks for the info :)

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  7. nice to see so many bengali dishes here, chicken looks delicious :)