How to make Kasundi Chicken - A Bengali delicacy – chicken cooked in mustard flavoured gravy.

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Main Ingredients : Kasundi Mustard, Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Kasundi Chicken

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Lemon Chicken, Kiwi Salsa With Chicken, Mahi Murgh, Chicken With Cashewnuts.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kasundi Chicken Recipe

  • Kasundi Mustard paste ½ cup

  • Boneless chicken cut into bite sized pieces 300 grams

  • Yogurt ¼ cup

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Mustard oil 4 tablespoons

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 3 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 4

  • Cashewnuts soaked 10-12

  • Almonds soaked 10-12


Step 1

Take chicken in a bowl. Add yogurt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan till it reaches smoking point.

Step 3

Put poppy seeds and 2 chopped green chillies in a grinder jar. Add little water and grind into a smooth paste.

Step 4

Put poppy seeds and 2 chopped green chillies in a grinder jar. Add little water and grind into a smooth paste.

Step 5

Once the mustard oil reaches smoking point add the marinated chicken and mix. Cook on low heat.

Step 6

Slit remaining green chillies and add to the pan. Mix and cook further.

Step 7

Put kasundi mustard into a bowl. Add ½ cup water and mix well. Add this to the pan and mix. Cook for a minute.

Step 8

Add ground paste, mix. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or till the chicken is tender.

Step 9

Serve hot.