Saturday, 17 January 2015

Simple And Quick Chicken Rezala Recipe

Chicken Rezala

Chicken Rezala is a Royal Mughlai dish which is prepared in an aromatic gravy.This dish rich exotic uses of various spices and very flavorsome and royal recipes.Chicken rezala can be make in many ways it can make by mutton or beef it depends on you but if it made by chicken then really taste will come.It's totally like a restaurant style recipe.Chicken rezala is mainly made by ghee only if it made by oil then it will be waste.It doesn't have much fatness.Compare to other chicken recipe Chicken rezala is perfect for any occasion or any party where your guest use to eat chicken.So make Chicken rezala and make your guest more happy.

How to make Chicken Rezala

  • 500 gm chicken
  • 1 Cup yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup makhana
  • 4-5 tsp ghee
  • 4 tbsp cashew and poppy seed paste
  • Whole spices: Cardamom,cinnamon,cloves,kebab chini and bay leaves 
  • 1 tsp shah marich powder/white pepper powder
  • 4 tbsp onion juice 
  • 1 tbsp onion paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg and mace powder
  • 1 drop meetha atar with 1/2 cup water 
  • Sugar and salt
  • Whole dry chilies
  • Water

  • first marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste,curd and salt and keep it aside for 2 hrs..

  • Heat 4 tbsp ghee in a pan.Our ghee is heat now lets infuse the ghee with whole spices 4 cardamons,4-5 cloves,2 cinnamon stick and kebab chini...

  • Now blend the yogurt and add in.Stir and cook until the ghee and yogurt separate...

  • Rezala ha its own colour. You don't get that color until unless the ghee floats up and the yogurt separates..

  • Now you can see as i said the ghee has floated on the highest.So currently place the marinated chicken items combine with yogurt and cook very well on low medium flame until the moisture of the chicken gets evaporates.Allow to cook by covering the pan...

  • After 3 to 4 minutes lets check.The chicken has left has its own juices and the pieces became translucent...

  • Let them cook for another 10 minutes by opening the lid.Within this time the chicken will cook with its own juices...

  •  As i said all the moisture of the chicken evaporated,the skin of the chicken turn into little brown and it is well cooked...

  • So now its time to add other spices.Extract onion juice from the onion paste and this in the pan about 4 tbsp also add 1 tbsp onion paste...

  • In the same way add ginger juice,garlic paste,1 1/2 tbsp sugar...

  • Then add cashew,poppy seeds paste,nutmeg and mace powder. Rember nutmeg and mace powder has a very strong flavor so beware of using them...

  • Now for rose petal and salt to taste. Shahi  mirch powder which is also know as white pepper powder also add whole dry red chilies.They give the dish nice and contrast look only..

  • The dish is not spicy at all.So im not gonna add any red chili powder and green chilies.The dish will get mild spiciness from white pepper powder and whole dry red chilies..

  • A gentle stir and cook for a while.Now add makhana and just give a nice stir. Makhana is also know as fox nut,lotus seeds and gorgon nut...

  • Add water and cook for another 2-3 minutes..

  • Take a small bowl and,put 1 cup of meetha attar with water.But be careful don't add to much because it has strong flavor...

  • Add this to the chicken.Stir again and cook for 2 minutes...

  • Chicken Rezala is ready.Take out in a serving bowl..

  • Serve with butter roti and veg pulao.It really good combination..   

Chicken Rezala

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