Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Kadai (Wok) / Heavy Bottomed Pan

Prep: in 15 Min
Cooks: in 40 Min
Total in 55 Min
Makes: 4 Servings
Ingredients :

500 grams Chicken drumstick
3 teaspoons Ginger, grated
2 teaspoons Garlic, minced
5 Onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons Yogurt (Curd), whipped
2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
2 Cardamom (Pods /Seeds)
2 Cloves
1 inch Cinnamon Stick
1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
4 teaspoons Red chilli powder
1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
Mustard oil, to cook
Salt , to taste

Directions for Bengali Kosha Murgir Mangsho Recipe (Chicken in a Spicy Dry Gravy):

  1. To begin making Bengali Kosha Murgir Mangsho Recipe (Chicken in a Spicy Dry Gravy), using a sharp knife, make 3-4 deep slits on each of the chicken drumsticks.
  2. Marinate the chicken in a big mixing bowl with ginger paste, garlic paste, whipped yogurt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon mustard oil, a little salt and keep aside for at least 3-4 hours. (The longer the merrier !!)
  3. Heat about 2-3 tablespoons of mustard oil in a thick bottomed pan, when oil is smoking hot, throw in the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves. Allow the whole spices to splutter and release their aroma.
  4. Now add the sliced onions, fry till they are golden brown and caramelized.
  5. Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade. Cook over a low flame, covered, till the masala comes together and is almost cooked.
  6. Add about 1/2 a cup of warm water, give it a hearty stir and continue to cook till the chicken is tender and the gravy is of a coating consistency.

  7. Finish with a sprinkle of garam masala powder and a quick stir till evenly combined.
  8. Serve Kosha Murgi hot with some onion slices and a wedge of lemon.
  9. Serve Bengali Kosha Murgir Mangsho Recipe (Chicken in a Spicy Dry Gravy) with steamed rice along with Aloo Parwal Sabzi Recipe (A Classic Bengali Dish) and Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe for a hearty lunch.