Bengal's Potato Chicken Curry

Bengal’s Potato Chicken Curry

Today I am sharing a simple chicken curry which I make quite often at home and the typicality is adding diced potatoes and whole garlic to chicken curry.

Bengali style is a bit different from how non-Bengalis usually prepare.A simple recipe cooked with fresh chicken and potatoes with a variety of spices.

My mom used to prepare this chicken curry most of the time on weekends when the entire family is at home to have lunch or dinner together.

I enjoy it with hot steamed rice or roti. Beleive me it tastes awesome.


  • 500 grams chicken with bone
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 3-4 black peppercorn (optional)
  • 2 potato cut into two pieces
  • 2 whole garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3-4 green chilli
  • 1 tsp. cumin seed
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 cups water
  • Fresh coriander



1 Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan.

2 Add bay leaf, cumin, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, chopped onion and sauté it for 30 seconds.

3 Then add the chicken, potato and the whole garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

4 Put turmeric powder, coriander powder, Salt (as per taste) and mix well.

5 Add 2 -3 cups of water, lemon juice, green chilli and stir to mix. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes.

6 Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with steam rice.


Bengal's Potato Chicken Curry

Bengal's Potato Chicken Curry

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