Rezala is a traditional dish which originated in Bengal and highly influenced by Mughlai cuisine. Generally it’s a rich and creamy classic meat-based dish which has a distinct aroma.This Rezala recipe is the modified version of traditional Mutton Rezala.It’s really light and much more healthier than the usual one.
My Dad is a heart patient so he should avoid red meat.He had a heart attack last year.So He is having a lot of other restriction too. The horrifying incident changed the pattern of our lives completely. My mom modified her recipes and changed her cooking pattern.Even I started thinking differently and decided to opt out healthy recipe.Now I am much more concerned about what I am cooking or how much oil I am using.We can’t stop eating but we can definitely modify the recipes.
This Chicken Rezala recipe is slightly different from original recipe because I followed my Mom’s instructions and based on my Mom’s version I made it. However I did not add the poppy seeds and cashew paste because as I said earlier that it’s my Mom’s version so it’s bit different from the original recipe.and It’s quite light and easy to digest but yet rich in flavor.
The gravy is white in colour and it’s made with onion paste and flavored with subtle spices.The dish is spiced with whole spices like Bay leaf ,cardamom, cinnamon,black pepper corns ,cloves,dry red chili and apart from that jayphal – javitri (nutmeg – mace) powder is also used to add some extra flavor. The fat used in the dish is ghee(clarified butter) but I have used only 2tsp of ghee rest I cooked in olive oil.So if you are looking for something light yet delicious chicken recipe then this one is just perfect for you.
So lets jump to the recipe…