CHICKEN REZALA – Aromatic White Chicken Curry Recipe  

It’s a traditional way to cook chicken with yogurt and spices. Chicken Rezala is served with rice, pulao or biryani.

Serving Size: 3-4 people

Cooking Time: 1 hr.


  • 500 gm Chicken cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 Raw Onion  cut into rings
  • 1 Cup of Yogurt
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2” long Ginger grated
  • 1 Onion
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • few Raisin soaked into water
  • Dried Red Chilly
  • 25 gms Cashew nuts
  • 4-5 Cardamom
  • 5- 6 Cloves
  • Few Pepper corn
  • Cinamon stick
  • Star Anise
  • Ghee or Clarified butter
  • Mustard oil
  • Salt and Sugar to taste

Cooking Procedure:

  1. First marinate the chicken with grated ginger and make a the paste of onion and green chillies and then add 3-4 tbsp yogurt. Nicely mix everything add a tbsp of salt. Now keep it in the refrigerator for about an hr.
  2. In a bowl add the rest of the yogurt  add a cup of water half a tbsp of salt and 1 tbsp of sugar. Bit the yogurt well and make it smooth and lump free.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of  mustard oil and ghee in a skillet.Then add the dried red chilly, black pepper corn, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom. Then temper this spices for couple of mins .
  4. Now add the marinated chicken into it and saute it for 5-7 mins .
  5. Add the raw onion rings give it a nice mix and cover the lid and cook it for 7-10 mins on medium heat then add the beaten yogurt and mix it well.
  6. Add the cashew nuts paste and soaked raisins and then cover the lid  and cook it for 12-15 mins. Take it out of flame when done.

Serving Suggestion:

Enjoy Chicken Rezala with rice or paratha. It took me an hour to prepare this dish and serves 3-4 people.

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2 Responses to CHICKEN REZALA – Aromatic White Chicken Curry Recipe

  1. Mouthwatering recipe. Thanks for sharing this.


  2. AMRITA SINHA says:

    Prepared as per the recipe excellent!!!!

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