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4 Famous Bengali Dishes from Sweet to Spicy Recipes

4 Famous Bengali Dishes from Sweet to Spicy Recipes

Bengali cuisine is known for its unique blend of spices, herbs, and flavors that make every dish a delight for the senses. From fish curries to sweet desserts, Bengali cuisine offers a diverse range of dishes that are worth trying at least once in your lifetime. Let us discuss some of the very famous Bengali Dishes that you can try out easily at your home. The recipes we will talk about are essentially Bengali, and in every household, these take the top precedence. 

1. Chicken Kosha:

The first of the Bengali dishes, we will discuss is the very popular chicken kosha.

Ingredients Required:

  • Pre-cut Chicken Skinless – 1 Packet (500 gms)
  • Curd (100 grams)
  • Mustard Oil-6 tablespoons 
  • Red Chilly, Turmeric, Jeera, and Dhania Powder
  • Salt and Sugar as Per Taste
  • Finely Chopped Onion and Tomatoes
  • Potato chopped into half and fried
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste
  • Green Chillies 
  • Coriander leaves.

To make the perfect chicken kosha, you will need a Kadhai, preferably made of steel, and add some mustard oil. While the mustard oil heats, prepare the marinate with curd and all the spices we have just mentioned. The next thing that you will need to do is let the chicken soak all the spices. Next, fry some onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, and green chillies until they turn light brown. Once they turn brown, you can add in your marinated chicken and let it cook for quite some time. When the chicken starts coming off from the bones and oil accumulates at the top, your dish is ready. This is the ultimate sign that you have almost accomplished it.

If you do not want much gravy, you can add some water, salt, and potato and let the chicken simmer. Add a small cover at the top. After the dish is ready, add some coriander leaves and some garam masala powder and give it a good stir. Your chicken kosha is ready! To ensure that you have the perfect dish, use good quality farm fresh chicken that is free from antibiotics. For this, you may use the pre-cut chicken skinless from Zorabian Foods and opt for chicken delivery online. These are the freshest options in the market, for sure. 

2. Macher Jhol:

The Second of the Bengali dishes, we will discuss is the very popular macher Jhol or fish stew.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Fresh Fish, Preferably Katla or Rui (6 pieces)
  • Whole Cumin- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Red Chilly, Turmeric, and Jeera Powder- 1 teaspoon each
  • Kalo Jeera- half teaspoon 
  • Salt as Per Taste
  • Brinjal- 1 whole cut into longitudinal pieces 
  • Coriander Leaves – sprinkle.
  • Mustard Oil – As Per Need

To make these, you must fry the fish with a little bit of salt and turmeric beforehand. Once you have fried the fish, change the oil and add some Kalo Jeera whole Cumin for tempering. You can then add a mixture made from spices like red chilli, turmeric, jeera powder, and salt. 

When the masala cooks and oil seeps from the sides, you can add half-fried brinjals. Finally, when the stew seems to boil, you can add your fish pieces and let it simmer. You can now add the coriander leaves for the final touch. Serve it with hot rice.

3. Doi Murgi / Dahi Chicken (Bengali Style Yogurt Chicken Curry)

The Third of the Bengali dishes, we will discuss is the very popular Doi Murgi.

Ingredients Required:

  • Pre-cut Chicken Skinless – 1 Packet (900 gms)
  • Whipped Curd – 200 grams
  • Mustard Oil – ½ Cup
  • Onion And Chilly Paste – 2 Tbsps
  • Fried Onions – 2 big
  • Salt- As per taste
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste – 1 Tbsp
  • Powder Spices like Cumin, Coriander, and Garam Masala
  • Pinch of Red Chilly Powder
  • Whole Spices (Bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and dry red chilly)
  • Slit Green Chillies

Take a big vessel and then heat some mustard oil. After the mustard oil is extremely hot, this is the time that you need to add the whole spices. The spices will give a crackle and then release the aroma in the oil. Next, you need to add the onion, chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, and fried onions. Don’t use the fried onion in one go. We will need it later on.

When you notice that the raw spices have cooked, add the chicken, followed by the powdered spices. Many people also choose to make a paste from the curd and the powdered spices and then add it to the oil. It ensures that the masala does not burn. 

Add some water for gravy when you see that the oil is releasing and the chicken is tender. Some people choose to keep it dry. You can finish the dish with green chillies, fried onions, and garam masala powder. Must buy fresh chicken to get the real taste and nutrition. You may order fresh chicken online from Zorabian Foods and get them delivered to your doorstep and prepare a dish quickly.

4. Bengali Style Chicken Rezala

The Fourth of the Bengali dishes, we will discuss is the very popular Chicken Rezala.

Ingredients Required:

  • Pre-cut Chicken Skinless – 1 Packet (900 gms)
  • Dried Red Chilli and Whole Black Pepper- A Handful 
  • Curd- 100 grams
  • A paste made out of cashew nuts, poppy, and melon seeds
  • Makhana- 50 grams
  • Onion and Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Cumin, Coriander, and Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp each
  • Mustard Oil
  • Ghee – ½ Cup
  • Salt and Sugar – as needed

When it comes to Bengali Chicken Rezala, the recipe is extremely simple. All you need to do is focus on the marinade. For the marinade, prep the chicken and add curd, the paste, onion, ginger garlic paste, and some green chillies. Next, add the powdered spices and marinate them for a good couple of hours. After that is done, heat some mustard oil. 

Next, add the whole spices, a couple of dried red chillies, and black pepper. Ensure you fry the makhanas in advance, and that too in ghee. Add the marinated chicken now and cook on low heat for at least half an hour. When it releases oil, add the salt and sugar as per taste. Add more sugar because rezala is on the sweeter side.

Finally, you need to add some water if the chicken has not released enough water. When you see oil on top of the gravy, it is the perfect time to add the makhana and some chopped-up red chillies. Don’t forget to add some ghee for extra flavour.

Please give these dishes a shot as soon as possible and share a photo of it with us on Instagram with the hashtag #Zorabianchicken, tagging us @zorabianchicken. Visit us at Zorabian.com for further information; we ensure that you will find what you are looking for in our extensive selection of items.

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