Chicken Kasha is an authentic Bengali side dish, the term kasha is derived from the fact that the dish has very thick gravy.Serves – 4 persons
Ingredients for Chicken Kasha Recipe
- Chicken – 500 gms
- Onions – 2 big
- Garlic – 7-8 cloves
- Ginger – 1″ piece
- Tomato – 1 (chopped)
- Potatoes – 4 (cut in halves)
- Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
- Chilli powder – 2 tsp
- Coriander powder – 2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Bay leaves – 2
- Oil – 2-3 tbsp
- Garam masala – 1 tsp
- Coriander leaves – ½ cup (chopped) for garnishing
Procedure for preparing Chicken Kasha Recipe
Wash the chicken pieces and then marinate it with ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp coriander powder for atleast 20- 30 minutes.
Meanwhile make a paste of onion, ginger and garlic.
Heat oil in a pan/kadhai and add the bay leaves. Now add the onion-garlic-ginger paste and then on low flame sauté till the it turns light brown in colour.
To this add the remaining powdered spices including garam masala and again on low flame keep on stirring till the masala is cooked.
Now add the marinated chicken pieces and salt and fry them till the masala is coated well on them.
Add the chopped tomatoes & mix well, on low flame cook the chicken pieces and potato pieces, covering the pan with a lid.
Once it is half done add a little bit of water and again cook till the chicken is fully cooked.
Cook the gravy till you get a thick gravy (It shouldn’t be watery, it should be a little dry).
Check seasoning. Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves