Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Authentic Indian Chicken Curry
Authentic Indian Chicken Curry
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4 halves Chicken Breast skinless, boneless, cut into bite-size pieces
2 Potatoes large red-skinned, chopped
2 Onion large, diced
2 Tomatoes large, diced
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp Cayenne pepper or more to taste
1 tsp Curry powder
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Turmeric ground
1 tsp Cumin ground
½ cup Cilantro fresh

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Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes


This Authentic Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes has a very unique and subtle flavor because of the few amount of spices used to create it. Most spices, such as cayenne, curry powder, cumin, and turmeric, can easily be found in most of your kitchens at home, already.

A recipe which I brought back from my travels to India and I love serving at my dinner parties. The prep time is not too long and the hour on the stove-top fills the house with amazing aromas, before everyone arrives. Served with traditional white basmati rice and chapatis, my friends all love this feel-good, home-cooked, family-style, chicken curry.

To make Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes?

Steps to make Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes


Cook the onions


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Cook and stir the onions in the hot oil for about 5 minutes, until translucent.


Add ginger-garlic paste


Add the ginger-garlic paste and continue cooking for 2 minutes and then reduce the heat to medium.


Add tomatoes


Stir the tomatoes into the mixture and cook for about 5-10 minutes until the tomatoes are pulpy.


Add the seasoning


Season with cayenne pepper, curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, and cumin. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes


Add chicken and potatoes


Add the chicken, then potatoes to the mixture in the skillet; simmer and stir occasionally for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is no longer pink in the center.




Sprinkle with the cilantro over the mixture and continue simmering for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.

This Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes is an authentic Indian recipe that all families have grown up with and love! Reminisce on Nana’s cooking with this delicious and flavorsome, easy chicken curry recipe. Try it out and send us a picture of your spicy smiles! Tag #cookmerecipes in your own potluck posts!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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