Chicken Rassa | Kombdi Rassa | Maharashtrian Chicken Curry Recipe

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Serves – 2-3


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  • Chicken – 500 gm (Remove skin and cut into medium sized pieces. Wash the pieces thoroughly under cold running water)
  • Onions – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Kanda lasun chutney/masala – 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


To Grind

  • Dry grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cloves of garlic – 5-6
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Some fresh coriander


  • In a pressure cooker, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Once oil is hot enough, add some chopped onion (around a tbsp) and sauté till translucent. Then add ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder. Saute till raw smell from ginger-garlic goes away.
  • Then add chicken pieces and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for couple of minutes until chicken changes its color a bit.
  • Then add around 2 and 1/2 cups of water and put the lid on. Cook until just 2 whistles as chicken doesn’t take long time to cook.
  • Dry roast coconut and sesame seeds until they get light brown color. Then dry roast cumin seeds also until you smell nice aroma coming out.
  • Add into mortar and pestle and grind them to make a fine powder. Then add garlic, ginger and fresh coriander. Grind everything together to a coarse paste.
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  • In a big vessel, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add remaining chopped onion and sauté till translucent.
  • Then add ground paste and kanda lasun masala/chutney.
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  • Mix well and cook until oil starts to leave from masala. It may take around 2-3 minutes.
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  • Then add chicken stock (leftover water while cooking chicken). Bring it to boil.
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  • Once curry comes to boil, add chicken pieces and reduce the heat to low. Allow curry to simmer for 10 minutes until oil (kat) floats on top.
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  • Switch off the heat and add lemon juice. Serve hot with bhakri (jowar roti) or plain rice.

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