Once Upon A Time In Madhya Pradesh - A Royal Delicacy - Chicken Rezala Recipe

Heritage tour to Madhya Pradesh is incomplete without experiencing the Royal Delicacy of Bhopal.
Aur kehte haina "Shaahi Swaad Ke Bina MP Ka Mazaa Kahan"


Oil 2 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Green cardamoms 6
Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
Bay leaf 1
Black cardamom 1
Dry red chillies 2
Sliced onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Green chilli 1 , slitted
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder To Taste
Salt To Taste
Coriander stems 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Chicken 1/2 Kilogram
Curd 1 Tablespoon
Green chutney 1 Teaspoon (Chilli + Coriander paste)



1.Take a handi, add oil and all whole spices. Saute it a bit, now add onion and saute again.

2.Now add Garlic paste all dry powdered masalas. Once masalas are sautéed, add in some water.

3.Let it come to a boil and then add chicken pieces. Stir for a while.

4.Now add curd and green chilli paste to it. Stir and cover it with a lid.

5.Let the chicken get cooked.

6.Garnish it with Half Boiled Egg, fried onion and coriander.


7.Serve it hot with steaming hot rice or naan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2