Kombdi Rassa / Spicy Chicken Curry (Maharashtrian Style)

Serving for - 3 Ingredients Chicken - 500 gm (Cut into medium sized pieces and wash into warm water) Onion (Small sized) -...

Serving for - 3


Chicken - 500 gm (Cut into medium sized pieces and wash into warm water)
Onion (Small sized) - 1 (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Oil - 4 tbsp

To make spices powder / Masala powder

Dry grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Coriander seeds - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 4
Black peppercorns - 8-10
Green cardamom - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch

First dry roast coconut and sesame seeds separately till they get slight brown color. Now, dry roast all remaining spices and grind them coarsely along with coconut and sesame seeds. Keep this masala powder aside.

To make onion paste

Onion (Big) - 1 (Sliced)
Cloves of garlic - 4-5
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Some cilantro 

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and saute till it turns brown in color. Add ginger, garlic and saute for few seconds. Switch off the heat and let it cool  down little bit. Add in to blender along with some cilantro and make a smooth puree by adding little water. Keep it aside.


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add pinch of asafoetida and chopped onion. Saute till onion turns translucent. Add chicken pieces, turmeric powder, 3 cups of water and salt to taste. Mix well and close the lid. Cook chicken till 4 whistles. Once the pressure goes away, take out the chicken pieces and keep the chicken stock/ leftover water to make the curry.

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onion paste. Saute till all moisture evaporates. Add ground masala powder, red chili powder and paprika. Saute till oil starts to separate from spices. Add in chicken stock.

  • Once the curry comes to boil, add cooked chicken pieces and mix well. Let the curry boil on low heat for about 10-15 minutes. Switch off the heat and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot with any Indian flat bread or rice.


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  1. Simply stunning pics of what must have been a delicious chicken curry. Kudos to you.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. OH MY GOSH, the food looks so yummy!

  3. Ur photos made me awwwwwww...I love chicken so mouth watering it is :)

  4. A very delicious photographs thanks for sharing this post.

  5. yummy n delicious chicken curry....yum

  6. looks delicious and curry is tempting too .....

  7. wow. It looks so great. Love it.

  8. wow poonam...This looks so delicious and mouthwatering.


  9. Can imagine the flavor of the curry,yum chicken curry

  10. this looks so tempting n just awesome!u done it perfectly..nice.

  11. Nicely done...again. Kudos Poonam. I especially like your Malwani and Waradhi dishes. I made this rassa couple days back... AWESOME!! Especially the 'tarri'. Great step by step pics and instructions. I have book marked your blog ;-)

  12. Super recipe. Just tried it and its a hit. Love it. Thanks, Jason.



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