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Chicken rezala

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Ingredients:

1. Chicken pieces 1 kg
2. Onion paste 3/4 th cup (three-fourth cup)
3. Sliced Onion half cup
4. Ginger paste 2 tbl spoon
5. Garlic paste 1 tbl spoon
6. yogurt 1/4 th cup
7. Red chili powder 1 and half teaspoon
8. Coriander powder 1 and half teaspoon
9. Salt to taste
10. Whole garam masala ( bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon)
11.Special garam masala powder.
12. Sugar to taste

For the special garam masala powder:
Microwave elachi ( cardamoms), mace(joyetree), blackpepper, whole dhania/coriander seed, whole jeera/ cumin seed , cloves,poppy seed for 25/30 second…crush it into a powder…

Cooking Method:

1.Wash the chicken pieces(1 kg) and marinate it with onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, yogurt, red chilli powder, corriander(dhania) powder, and salt….What i do do to save time I blend onion, ginger, garlic altogether..:)…set aside for half an hour…

2.In the mean time in a pan heat the oil..and add few bay leafs (tejpata), darchini, elachi and stir it…For this you will have a good aroma from your meat…then add 1/2 cup sliced onion…fry it until it is golden brown…..now add the chicken with the marinade…add little water…cover it with lid..you have to cook it adding water little by little,i.e, “koshano” in bangla, for 20/25 minutes…….Now add water and cover the lid..Don’t add too much water..Just enough to get the chicken done.

3.When oil separates from chicken add 1 teaspoon sugar and raisins(kishmish)..If i have time sometimes i blend the kishmish and add them…add some green chillies and 1 teaspoon ghee…add the garam masala powder we made…cover the lid and keep it in very lil flame for 3/5 minutes…….ur chicken rejala is ready…u may sprinkle lil keora water before serving..alhamdulillah it tastes so good and doesn’t take much time…

Tips:
the color of the rejala depends on how u fry the onion…if it is too dark the rejala would be too dark..if it is light golden brown the color of the rejala would be perfect…inshaAllah..enjoy

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