Chicken Rezala

Must try Chicken Rezala Recipe to excite your taste buds. This recipe originates from Mughlai Cuisine and is one of our favorites. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 2 medium
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 5-6
  • Lehsan (Garlic) 8-9 cloves
  • Adrak (Ginger) 1 inch piece
  • Kaju (Cashew nuts) soaked 14-15
  • Khashkash (Poppy seeds) soaked 1 & ½ tbs
  • Pani (Water) 1-2 tbs
  • Simply sufi karhai cut 12 pieces
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 & ½ Cups
  • Javatri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ½ tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp
  • Sufi cooking oil ¼ Cup
  • Laung (Cloves) 5-6
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 2
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4
  • Sabut lal mirch (Button red chilies) 3-4
  • Thai red chilies 4-5
  • Pani (Water) lukewarm ½ Cup or as required
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In chopper,add onion,green chilies,garlic and ginger,chop well & set aside.

In spice mixer,add cashew nuts,poppy seeds,water,grind well & set aside.

In bowl,add simply sufi karhai cut,grinded onion paste,yogurt,mace powder,salt,nutmeg powder and black pepper powder,mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.

In pot,add sufi cooking oil,cloves,cinnamon sticks,bay leaves,black cardamom,green cardamom and mix.

Add whole red chilies,thai red chilies and mix well.

Now add marinated chicken pieces,mix well and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Add remaining marinade and grinded cashew+poppy seeds paste and mix well.

Add lukewarm water and mix well,cover and cook on medium low flame for 10-15 minutes then cook on high flame until oil separates.

Add garam masala powder,fresh coriander & serve.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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