Chicken Rizzala

Chicken Rizzala

A recipe possibly from the kitchens of Muslim aristocracy of Bhopal and Calcutta , Chicken Rizzala is also known as green korma . This recipe has been adapted from Atul Sikand who adapted from  Camellia Punjabi's cookbook titled 50 Great Curries of India. It's rich and delicious ! I used boneless , the original calls for 1 Kg chicken cut into 8 pieces - which is a better choice to use.

Ingredients :
1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts ( Soaked in water - 20 minutes ).
4 Medium Onions - Chopped.
1 Cup Coriander Leaves Chopped.
1/2 Cup Mint Leaves .
4 Green Chilies.
2 Bay Leaves.
4-5 Green Cardamons.
1 1/2" Cinnamon Stick.
1 Tablespoon Ginger Minced.
1 Tablespoon Garlic Minced.
1 Heaped Teaspoon Coriander Powder.
Salt to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar.
Juice of 1 Lemon.
50 Ml Cream

6 Tablespoons Oil

Heat 4 tablespoons oil , fry onions over medium heat till they are crispy brown but not burnt.This will take 15-20 minutes.
Strain onions , and puree along with green chilies , coriander and mint leaves along with cashews . Add about 50 Ml water to blend . Set green paste aside .
Take the remaining oil , when hot add bay leaf cinnamon cardamons ginger and garlic. Cook for a minute then add chicken.
Increase heat to seal chicken - 2-3 minutes , then add the coriander powder along with the salt . Cook 1 minute and add the green paste .Saute covered for 10 minutes .
Then add 200 Ml water along with sugar and lemon juice and cook till done .

You will end up with a thick gravy .When ready to serve stir in the cream .


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