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Bengali Chicken Curry

60 min

4 servings


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This delicious Bengali curry is officially called 'Murgir Manghso Jhol' (roughly translated: soup-like curry with chicken). This used to be eaten as a Sunday meal in West Bengal in eastern India. Fish is often on the menu in this region, so chicken was a real treat. This dish is still a treat today, because this curry is a true taste explosion. Don't be put off by the many ingredients in this curry, because the dish is not difficult to prepare at all!


Preparation method

Step 1. The preparation

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into three to four pieces.

  • Chop the onions and chop the tomatoes into small cubes.

  • Make the garam masala: mortar the green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, cumin and cilantro.

Step 2. Make the 'garam masala' mixture

  • Heat the mustard oil in a deep frying pan and pre-fry the potatoes on medium-high. Once they turn golden brown in color, remove them from the pan and set them aside.

  • Add the bay leaves, the dried red chilies (or 1 tsp chilli flakes) and the whole cumin seeds to the still hot oil in the pan.

  • As soon as the cumin seeds start to sizzle, add the chopped onions, the garam masala and the ginger garlic paste.

  • When the onions are golden brown, add the chopped tomatoes and the turmeric powder.

  • Mix everything together well and try to 'puree' the mixture lightly with your spatula. Let the mixture stand on medium heat for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3. Add the chicken

  • Add the chicken, baked potatoes and green chilies. Stir well into the 'garam masala' mixture and put the lid on the pan. Bake it for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add the cups of hot water to the pan, mix it with the mixture and cover the pan with a lid. Now let it sit for about half an hour. When the chicken is half done, add the sugar and some salt to taste.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package.

Step 4. Serve the curry

  • Finely chop the cilantro.

  • Serve the chicken curry with the rice and garnish with the fresh coriander.

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  • 1 kg of chicken legs or legs

  • 6 medium potatoes

  • 6 medium onions

  • 4 tomatoes

  • 2 dried red chilies (or 1 tsp chili flakes)

  • 0.5 tsp sugar

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 8 tbsp mustard oil

  • 2 green chilies

  • 1 tl turmeric

  • 2 tl ginger garlic paste

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 0.5 tsp chili flakes

  • 3 cups of hot water

  • 10 grams of fresh cilantro

  • 300 grams (basmati) rice

  • Salt to taste

Garam masala

  • 8 whole green cardamoms

  • 8 cloves

  • 5 cm cinnamon sticks

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 teaspoons coriander

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