Chicken Kasha / Kosha Mangsho/ Spicy Dry Chicken

Chicken Kasha is a typical Bengali dish. It is actually a semi dry preparation of chicken slowly cooked with different types of spices keeping the pieces intact without breaking them.


Chicken                              1kg
Onion                                 3 large (paste)
Ginger garlic paste              3 tbsp.
Tomatoes                           3 (ground to paste)
Turmeric powder                1 tsp
Red chili powder                2tsp
cumin powder                    1tsp
Coriander powder              1 tsp
Garam masala powder        1 tbsp
Cinnamon                           2 stick
Cardamom                         5 to 6
Clove                                 5 to 6
Bay leaves                          3
Mustard oil
Ghee                                1 tblsp
Salt                                   (as per taste)
Sugar                                1 tsp


1.Wash chicken properly and cut into medium sized pieces. Take chicken pieces in a large bowl and add onion paste, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, salt and 3 tablespoon of mustard oil. Mix thoroughly and keep for marination for about 3 hours.

2. Heat  mustard oil in a non stick pan. Add whole garam masalas (cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, clove, Aniseed). When masala starts spluttering add the marinated chicken . Stir the chicken along with the masala slowly and continuously in medium flame so that masala cooked completely along with the chicken.

3. When masala starts leaving oil add tomato puree and 2 cups of warm  water and mix it. Cover it with lid and let it cook for another  8 to 10 minutes with occasional stirring. When the water evaporates and chicken pieces becomes tender and garam masala powder and sugar. Cover it for another 4 minute in low flame.

4. Remove it from fire and add 2 tsp of ghee and sprinkle some more garam masala powder. mix it well.

Serve hot and enjoy with steamed rice or parathas.

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