Friday, 21 June 2013

Chicken Kosha

The Singapore Haze has become bad to worse now. Its been 4 days now & my poor little fella is in house arrest. My cutie pie is very understanding & is self entertaining himself with all the toys around. In spite of keeping all the doors & windows closed our home has a burnt smell. The air is totally contaminated & we just hope that it reduces soon. Our only worry is our child's health. Hubby says lets go back to India for a week & come. We are still deciding on that & hope things get better here soon.

Yesterday Hubby was working from home. Since he was home, I thought of making some curry as he LOVES curry. I have been thinking of making this famous Bengali Kosha from a long time. Finally that day was yesterday:) I made it & it was finger licking good. Kosha means slow cooked in Bengali. Traditional no liquid is added in this recipe & also no tomatoes. While doing some research on the net, I saw a lot of people have different version of Kosha. I finally went a ahead with making one that I liked on You tube by Kalyan in India food Network. His was made with Mutton & I altered my recipe according to chicken. I have not used any water other than some yogurt. The flavours in it was amazing & it definitely tasted yumm. This is a must try for all curry lovers. Since I have a very demanding taste bud, I try & venture out on making different curries. This is how I made it

  • 1 Kg Chicken cleanes & cut into medium pieces
  • 3 Onions chopped & pureed (Paste)
  • 3 Tbsp thick yogurt
  • 1 Inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic paste
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Ginger paste
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 Tbspn Cumin powder
  • 1/4 Tspn turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 large Potatoes sliced &  Pan fried
  • 1 tspn Sugar
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  1. Make a paste of yogurt, Chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder & marinate the chicken with this paste. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 2 to 4 hours. The longer the better.
  2. In a Pan add 3 Tbsp of oil, 1 tspn sugar & keep sitting it until the sugar has browned (caramelised)
  3. Add in the Cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, Onion paste to this & keep sauteing for about 3 to 5 mins.
  4. When the Onions turns pink, add the marinated chicken, salt & give it a good mix.
  5. Now cook this on low flame for about 20- 25 mins. Keep sauteing in between & do not add any water.
  6. When the chicken is almost done, combine the Pan fried Potatoes & give it a good mix. Close lid & cook for another 2 mins. Turn off the flame & garnish the dish with coriander leaves. The dish is ready.

  • The sugar is caramelised to give a nice golden colour to the curry.
  • If you want more gravy then you can add tomatoes.
  • Traditionally mustard oil is used. Since we don't consume Mustard oil, I used the regular sunflower oil.



  1. Thats really nice chicken recipe.The shot is superb. I was in India in the month of may with my 1.5 years old.. It was terrible there. Anyways now is a gud time as the monsoon is out there doing lots of bad things in the North India.But certainly there's a relief from the high temp.

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  3. OMG! Hope the haze goes away soon and you get sunshine soon.. Superb chicken dear :-)

  4. The more chicken recipes you have the better...thats my policy...and this looks extremely good.. I am bookmarking this :)

  5. Oh,the haze is also killing us. It's really bad over here but so far we are still ok. My other half is also the same, curries makes up his happiness. Certainly this fabulous curry will make him jump up there.Its so good.

    1. Oh that's really sad to hear Nava. Hope it settles down soon.

  6. Oh My God... Ur clicks are killing me... Irresistable curry

  7. That dish looks amazing and ever so droolworthy!



  8. I hope the haze goes away and your little one can go outdoors again. The chicken curry looks fabulous and so tempting:)

  9. Wonderful flavours in the chicken kosha. The clicks are making it look irresistible!

  10. Truly delicious...Such tempting clicks :) Hope everything get well at your place soon:)

  11. Sorry about the situation you're in. Hope the air will clear out and won't affect anyone's health in your area. I'm glad to hear that your little boy is so understanding. :)

    This Chicken Kosha looks so delicious...really, finger licking good! Can't wait to give this a try. I think I'll stick with chicken too as it's hard to get mutton here.

    1. Things are better now Amy. U must try this its very delicious dish

  12. Wow, this is next on my to do list. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. What I like about your recipes, from what I see so far, is the fact that you're very accurate about what's authentic in an ethnic dish and what's not. I love world kitchen recipes and I like this precision in your recipes. I'll stop by in the future too :)



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