How to make Kombdi Rassa -

Chicken cooked in traditional Maharashtrian style

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Kombdi Rassa

Kombdi Rassa Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kombdi Rassa Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon sticks 2 one-inch

  • Stone flower (dagad phool) 1 teaspoon

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Grated dried coconut 3/4 cup

  • Bay leaves 4

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies boiled 5-6

  • Soaked rice 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, stone flower and roast. Slice 1 onion and add to the spices and continue to roast.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan. Chop 1 onion finely.

Step 3

Add dried coconut to the first pan and roast.

Step 4

Add bay leaves and chopped onion to the second pan and sauté till onion turns golden.

Step 5

When the coconut turns golden, transfer the mixture into a mixer jar.

Step 6

Add ginger-garlic paste to the second pan and saute for 1 minute. Add chicken, salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 7

Remove the seeds from the red chillies and add to the mixer jar. Add soaked rice to the mixer jar. Add a little water and grind.

Step 8

Add 1 cup water to the chicken and mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 9

Add the ground masala and mix well. Add garam masala powder and mix. Adjust salt and mix. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or till chicken is completely cooked.

Step 10

Serve hot.Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with bhakri or phulka.

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