Bengali Style Chicken Curry


The bloggers recipe is nice and refreshing..

I added tomato puree instead of grated tomato..

Things needed to make Ma’s Special Chicken Curry:

  • Chicken (on bone): 700 gm (cut into 12 pieces)
  • Potato: 5-6 small or 2 large cut into quarters
  • Red Onion or shallots (finely chopped): 1/2 cup
  • Garlic (crushed): 2 tbsp
  • Ginger (grated): 1 tbsp
  • Tomato (grated): 1 large
  • Cumin powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1-2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick: 1
  • Green cardamom: 4-5
  • Cloves: 5-6
  • Green chilies: 5-6
  • Mustard oil: 3-4 tbsp*
  • Vinegar: 2 tbsp
  • Sugar: 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

*Mustard oil is a must ingredient for this dish.

Steps of making Ma’s Special Chicken Curry:

1. Clean the chicken pieces, pat them dry. Marinate the chicken pieces with vinegar and red chili powder. Peel the potatoes, if you are using large potatoes then cut them into quarters. I prefer to use small potatoes and keep them whole.

2. Heat mustard oil in a pan, fry the potatoes till nicely brown from all sides. Keep aside.

3. Add more oil to the same pan, when the oil is hot, reduce heat and add a teaspoon full sugar. Add crushed garlic. Cook for 1 min, or till the garlic starts to change red, add the whole spices cinnamon, green cardamom and cloves. Cook for 1-2 min.

4. Add finely chopped onion and cook till nicely brown. Add grated ginger, mix well and cook for 2 min. Add grated tomato (discard the seeds), mix well and cover the pan, cook over medium flame for 2-3 min.

5. Add the dry spices, turmeric powder, cumin powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, along with a spoon full of water, mix well. Cook over low heat for 3 min, keep stirring. Add the chicken pieces. Discard any excess vinegar. Add salt and mix well. For the first 5-6 min cook over high heat and keep stirring continuously. Reduce heat to medium and cover the pan and cook for 10 min. The chicken will release a considerable amount of water. Uncover and cook till oil separates from the spices. At this point there will be very less water, so be careful not to burn the meat pieces.

6. Add 1.5 cups of hot water. Let it boil. Add the fried potatoes, cover the pan and cook till the potatoes are done. Check seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add garam masala powder, green chilies (use whole, this to impart a distinct flavor), switch off the heat. Cover the pan and let it rest for 10 min. Serve hot with steaming hot rice.



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Soy-saucy veggies

Used chunks of green, red & yellow capsicum, mushroom,onions and baby corn. I used tofu chunks.Stir fry in olive oil..with a lil salt. 

Remove..same pan..heat a little sesame oil..add a cap of soya sauce and then corn flour paste..water..simmer..add the veggies.. amazing flavor.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Pan Fried-Kadhai that is · Tiffin Series

Lil brinjals in gram flour, peanuts & sesame seeds haven๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

So am trying to be ‘time’ disciplined.

Here’s a first of a 30 day tiffin series.

Slit the ravaiyyas, slice potatoes. Marinate in dry masala..jaldi, mirchi. Dhaniya powder & salt.

Grind a few peanuts, sesame seeds & gram flour.

Heat oil, hing, chopped onions-fry, garlic ginger minced-fry, then the peanut mixture ..fry longer…

Add the brinjals & potatoes.l little water..cover & cook.

Then tiffin it๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Authentics · Biryani · Eggs All The Way

Whistle Biryani–Tastewise

Ya ya biryani is layered and all that jazz. ๐Ÿ™‚

This video by #hebbarskitchenย is out of this world..& they made this awesome aloo biryani..I modified it to egg biryani..and added rose water & kewra water..

easy aloo dum biryani recipe
Author: Hebbar’s Kitchen
Recipe type: rice
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 Servings
for frying aloo:
  • 7 baby potatoes, washed and pealed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ยฝ tsp turmeric powder
for curd mixture:
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt, thick and fresh
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ยฝ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • ยฝ tsp fennel, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
for dum aloo biryani:
  • 3 tbsp oil / ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom / elaichi
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 ยฝ cup basmati rice, soaked
  • 1 tbsp saffron milk
  • few mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • ยผ cup fried onions / barista
  • 1ยฝ cup water
frying aloo recipe:
  1. firstly, in a large bowl take baby potatoes.
  2. soak in for atleast 15 minutes in salt water.
  3. in a cooker add 4 tbsp of oil along with chilli powder and turmeric.
  4. fry the soaked potatoes for 2 minutes.
curd mixture recipe:
  1. firstly, in a bowl take 1 cup of thick curd.
  2. add chilli powder, turmeric powder, biryani masala, fennel powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt and mix well.
dum aloo biryani recipe:
  1. firstly, in a cooker add 3 tbsp of oil / ghee.
  2. add spices like bay leaf, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  3. now add the prepared curd mixture.
  4. place fried potatoes in it and spread soaked rice. add saffron milk.
  5. place mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  6. after that, sprinkle fried onions / barista.
  7. furthermore, add 1ยฝ cup of water.
  8. then pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  9. finally, serve dum aloo biryani