Chicken Rezala Recipe

Chicken Rezala
Chicken Rezala

Preparation time
15 mins

Cook Time
25 mins

4 persons


  • Chicken pieces 1 kg
  • Onions (ground) 4
  • Ginger (ground) 1-1/2 inch
  • Freshly crushed white peppercorns 1 tbsp
  • Black peppercorns 1 tbsp
  • Whole dry red chillies 4-5
  • Cashew nuts 100 gm
  • Poppy seeds 50 gm
  • Yogurt 200 gm
  • Green cardamoms 5-6
  • Cinnamon sticks 4-5
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Rose water 4-5 tbsp
  • Ghee or butter 2 tbsp
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Soak poppy seeds and cashew nuts for half an hour in water and make a smooth paste.
  2. Wash the chicken pieces well and marinate them with yogurt, poppy seeds paste
  3. Add cashew nuts paste, ginger paste, white pepper powder and 1 tbsp rose water for at least 1 hour.
  4. Now heat oil and ghee together in a wok
  5. Add the whole garam masalas, red chillies, black peppercorns and wait for them to crackle.
  6. Then add the onion paste and fry till the oil separates.
  7. Add the marinated chicken and continue frying for 10 minutes.
  8. When the chicken starts turning light brown, add the seasoning and warm water.
  9. Cover and cook till the chicken gets tender. Switch off the flame and add the remaining rose water.
  10. Mix well, cover and let simmer.

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