Bengali Chicken Curry  


This is a simple popular Bengali preparation of chicken that goes well with rice. This is an authentic curried chicken.

Serving Size: 2

Cooking Time: 30 mins


  1. 400 gm Chicken
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Whole Garam Masala
  4. 1 Bayleaf
  5. 1 Onion
  6. 1 Tomato
  7. 2 Green Chilly
  8. 1 Dried Red Chilly
  9. 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  10. 1 tsp Chicken Masala (Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilly Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Black Pepper)
  11. 1 tsp Sugar
  12. 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  13. 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  14. 3 Potato

Cooking Procedure:

Marinate chicken with salt, chicken masala, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste for about 1hr.


Cut tomato into small pieces, potato into half and make a paste of onion and green chilly.


Heat oil in cooker then add whole garam masala with bay leaf and dried red chilly to crackle in oil. Pour onion paste and fry it until it brown. Add marinated chicken and potato, fry it. Stir continuously for about 10- 15 mins . Add tomato. Pour water as required. Atlast close the lid of the cooker for about 2 whistlets.


Serving Suggestions:

Preparation is ready to serve with rice.


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9 Responses to Bengali Chicken Curry

  1. amitava majumdar says:

    What a site!
    Thanks indeed.

  2. SChowdhury says:

    Please clarify what is in Chicken masala mix how much of what individual ingredient is in the chicken masala mix.

    • milidutta says:

      Chicken Masala is a readymade mix of different spices.

      • SChowdhury says:

        I understand. But there are different types of chicken masala mix out there. My request to you is let us know what individual masala are in that mix that you used for this recipe. i.e: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Iranian chicken masala carries very different masalas in their mixes. My curries do turn out ok with those mixes, but don’t look the way it looks in the photo you posted here. That’s why I am asking if you please let us know what exactly consists in the masala mix you used in this recipe. Thanks.

  3. Mili BR says:

    The ingredients for chicken masala are : Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilly Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Black Pepper. These you will get in Indian Chicken Masala mix.

  4. Roger Yu says:

    I am trying this recipe (simmering right now). I’m excited! I thought it was a little strange however, the step of sauteing the onions and pepper ’til brown THEN frying the chicken, only tended to send the onion and peppers toward burning.

    • Mili BR says:

      You need to make sure your heat is on medium. Also, you need to add little bit of water when the chicken and mixture gets too dry. When you fry the onion well it will add a brown color to your chicken else it’ll look like pale yellow which is not too attractive.

      • Roger Yu says:

        Well, now it’s the next day, and I can report that the dish turned out to be delicious and won accolades from the whole family. I would like for the sauce to have been less “liquidy” but overall the results were terrific. I served it with some turmeric rice : )

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