Bengali Chicken Kosha Recipe

Bengali style chicken curry

Chicken Kosha is a traditional Bengali chicken recipe. Actually it is a spicy chicken curry which is very popular in India and Bangladesh.

A lot of variety of chicken curry available in the Indian sub-continental like North Indian style chicken curry, Punjabi chicken curry, chicken bhuna, etc. Chicken kosha is one of the best recipe among them. It can be served with so many side dishes like puri, paratha, plain roti, rice, bread, etc. It is also called Kosha murgir mangsho.

How to make chicken kosha?

There are different methods to cook this chicken kasha. Some people make it with potatoes and some are without potatoes. This is actually a dried type spicy Bengali chicken curry and every Bengali people familiar with this dish.
Bengali style chicken kosha (curry)

To cook this dish we need quick marination of the chicken pieces. First, the chicken is seasoned with curd and spices then keep in refrigerator or room temperature for 30 minutes to marinate this. This quick marination increases the taste of this dish.

After marination, it is cooked on a heavy bottom cast iron wok or kadhai with a high flame. A little water is added to make a thick gravy.

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Please follow all the cooking directions below to make authentic Chicken Kosha (Kosha Murgir Mangsho) at home.

Bengali style chicken curry

Chicken Kosha Recipe

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Chicken Kosha is a traditional Bengali chicken recipe. Actually it is a spicy chicken curry which is very popular in India and Bangladesh. This is one of my favourite chicken dish. A lot of side dishes can be served with this.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal


  • Cast iron wok (Kadhai)
  • Bix size mixing pot or bowl


  • 800 grams Fresh chicken
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 medium size onion (Chopped)
  • 2 pieces bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp Garam masala powder (all ground spices)
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • ½ cup curd (yogurt)
  • 6 pieces green chili (slice or paste)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder (optional)
  • Whole garam masala (3 green cardamoms, 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick)
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • ½ cup cooking oil (or adjust yourself)
  • 3 pieces dry red chili
  • salt to taste


  • Take fresh chicken, cut into pieces. Wash well with water then drain.
    Chicken pieces
  • Place the chicken in a big size mixing bowl or pot. Add curd, ginger-garlic paste, chopped onion, red chili powder, salt, chopped onion, cumin powder, garam masala powder (1tbsp), green chili, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and 2 tbsp cooking oil with the chicken pieces. Combine them well for seasoning the chicken pieces. Keep the seasoned chicken pieces in a refrigerator or room temperature for half an hour to marinate.
  • Take a potato and cut it into big size. Heat cooking oil in a cast iron wok (kadhai). Shallow fry the potato pieces until they turned golden brown. Remove the potato pieces from the oil and keep them aside.
  • Add cooking oil in the Kadhai, wait until it heats enough. Next add 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera), 2-3 red chili, whole garam masala, and 2 bay leaves. Wait for 40-50 seconds then add the marinated chicken. Stir fry the chicken for 4-5 minutes then add chopped tomato and fried potatoes. Stir fry another 5-6 minutes or until it releases the aroma.
    Bengali chicken curry
  • Take a cup of water and add it to the chicken. Cover the chicken with the lid and cook it another 13-15 minutes.
    Bengali kosha mangsho
  • Uncover the chicken, check if it cooks well or not. Add a tbsp of garam masala powder, mix it well. Now add chopped coriander leaves, mix a little then remove from the kadhai. Now your favourite chicken kosha (kosha murgir mangsa) is ready to serve. Serve it with your favourite item.
    Bengali Chicken Kosha recipe



Use chili and salt as per your taste. Stir continuously during cooking the chicken so that it does not stick to the bottom of the wok. Keep the flame medium to high during cooking the chicken.


Serving: 200gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 250gProtein: 62gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 256mgIron: 2.5mg
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