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Kala Bhuna

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

With the delightful aroma of a distinctive blend of spices, this famous Bengali delicacy, Kala Bhuna has won hearts. The juicy and tender meat with a slightly tangy flavor will leave you spellbound!


3 tbsp cooking oil

2 kg red meat

1 ½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp coriander

1 ½ tsp red chili

1 tsp turmeric

1 cup onion

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 tbsp ginger paste

4 green chilies

5 cardamom

7 cloves

8-10 black pepper

3 cinnamon sticks

2 bay leaves

¼ tsp mace powder

½ cup yogurt

1 tsp sugar

2 tbsp fried onions

2 tbsp mustard oil

¼ cup onion

4-5 green chili

½ tsp garam masala


1. In a large pot, add cooking oil, red meat, salt, coriander, red chili, turmeric, onion and stir for a couple of minutes

2. Mix in garlic paste, ginger paste, green chilies, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, mace powder, yogurt, sugar, and fried onions

3. Cook for 1 hour and 45 minutes on low heat with the lid on

4. Stir occasionally

5. Using a large pan stir fry onion and green chili in mustard oil

6. Transfer the meat to the pan and continuously stir

7. Add garam masala and mix before serving

8. Ready to Enjoy!


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