Bengal probably has one of the richest culinary histories within our cuisine! Kolkata’s vibrant street food scene, delicious variety of desserts and mouth-watering curries make this regional cuisine an absolute foodie delight. Although we have heard of the popular dishes like sandesh, macher jhol and luchi, the cuisine has many hidden gems that we are not aware of. Mostly popular for its signature fish preparations, people tend to believe that this is the non-veg side of Bangladeshi cuisine offerings. But the truth is far from it! Bengali cuisine has a large number of non-vegetarian recipes that chicken lovers will enjoy immensely. We’ve shortlisted the recipes of some of the best Bengali chicken preparations.
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5 Bengali Chicken Recipes You Must Try:
Posto chicken is a traditional Bengali chicken delicacy that makes for an excellent dinner dish. Guess what? It does not require marinating! Quick, easy and hassle-free, posto chicken is a delicious blend of spices with a nutty flavor.
Click here for the full recipe for Posto Chicken.
2. Kolkata Chicken Biryani
Straight from the streets of Kolkata, this chicken biryani has been slowly gaining recognition across the country and even beyond as it is simply a subtle variation of the robust and spicy Lucknowi biryani. With its mild yet tasty flavors tossed with chicken, potatoes, and eggs on top, it’s sure to be a delicious treat.
Click here for the full recipe for Kolkata Chicken Biryani.
This Bengali chicken curry has the richness of cashews, khoya and coconut while on the other hand it will surprise you with an array of spices including ginger, garlic, pepper and cardamom. The creamy chicken curry is simply mouth watering!
Click here for the full recipe for Murgh Rezala.
4. Kolkata Style Chicken Chaap
Rich, spicy and flavorful, the Kolkata-style chicken mutton recipe features slow-cooked marinated boneless chicken legs, loaded with desi ghee and dipped in a pool of spices. Usually chicken legs are marinated overnight to retain all the flavors.
Click here for the full Kolkata Style Chicken Chaap recipe.
Jhol is typically a Bengali stew with fish tossed in spices and typically cooked in mustard oil. This version of jhol has chicken cooked in mustard oil with a pool of sautéed spices and herbs such as bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, mace, onions, ginger-garlic paste along with red chili, turmeric, coriander paste and garam masala.
Click here for the full recipe for Kukkud Jhol.
Try these Bengali style chicken recipes and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below!