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Green Chicken Curry

- submitted by Dahlia on 23rd Aug 2010

(Hariyali Murg, Cilantro Mint Chicken Curry, Herbal Chicken Curry, Hariyali Chicken)

Green Chicken Curry


  • Chicken - 2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Heavy Cream - 1/4 cup (You could also use thick coconut milk instead)
  • Lemon Juice - 3-4 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Salt - as needed

To Grind

  • Cilantro - 1 bunch
  • Mint - 1/2 bunch
  • Green Chillies - 4-5
  • Shallots - 3
  • Ginger - 1.5 " piece
  • Garlic - 7-8 cloves


  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with salt,  pepper powder and lemon juice for at least half an hour before preparing the curry.
  2. Make a smooth paste of all the ingredients under 'to grind'. Try to avoid water while grinding or add as little as possible.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the bay leaf and fennel seeds.
  4. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till it is golden brown.
  5. Add the ground paste and let it cook until the oil separates from the masala. This will take about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the yogurt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala. Fry for about half a minute before adding the chicken.
  7. After adding the chicken, saute it with the masala for at least 3 minutes.
  8. Add required water, salt and bring it to a boil. Cover the pan and cook till the chicken is no more raw and oil starts separating from the gravy.
  9. Add the heavy cream to the curry and mix well. Switch off. The green chicken curry is ready to be served

Serving Suggestion

Serves : 4

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Comments (29)

Iqbal abdulla   (January 16, 2016)
excellent dish i like it
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 18, 2016)
Thank You.
wilson   (October 25, 2015)
What is shallot pls.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 25, 2015)
They are small variety of onions, also called sambar onions in india.
Louiza   (August 14, 2015)
Is shallots onions
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 15, 2015)
Yes, they are smaller variety of onions.. You can also substitute with pearl onions..
sweatha   (June 19, 2015)
I want steps with pictures
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 20, 2015)
will add the next time i make it..
niharika   (August 24, 2014)
Wowww its a wonderful recipe. It tasted sooo yummy:-)
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 25, 2014)
Thank you.
Dr Nikhil   (August 16, 2014)
Wow. Excellent dish. The spices blended perfectly. Thank you very much. My wife enjoyed the dish a lot.
Sheila   (June 2, 2014)
Absolutely loved this curry ! My family simply polished it all off in a go �???
Thank you
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Great... enjoy!!
safoora   (June 1, 2014)
we will try this recipe on occasion
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Sure. Try it dear.
nabs   (March 21, 2014)
i wil try dis rcp today.
and i m sure dis is very tasty.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 21, 2014)
Do try it.. It tastes yummy!!
Eva   (March 6, 2014)
Absolutely love this recipe! I have made it so about 5 times now and have even tried it with lamb and my fiance simply can not get enough of it!
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 6, 2014)
Great to hear that... Enjoy!!!
VonnyJ   (May 24, 2013)
Iv made this curry on numerous occasions and my family love it, I'm just away to cook it again for a curry night tomorrow for my cousins and friends. Please try it I don't think you will be disappointed �???
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 2, 2013)
Thanks for sharing ur feedback.
NVK   (February 18, 2013)
Tried this recipe and it was fantastic. Thank u
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 21, 2013)
Thank u..
Kavs   (January 20, 2013)
I tried this recipe last came out very well.. Was a little bit apprehensive when the curry was a bit sour (due to the curd and lime) but after adding the coconut milk in the end it was simply very tasty. The key to this recipe is to follow the recipe and stick to the ingredients. Also be patient in frying the onions and ground paste. The results you get will be worth the try!
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 21, 2013)
Thanks Kavs for sharing your feedback.
john   (June 24, 2012)
shallots is missing from the ingredients
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 26, 2012)
Shallots is there under 'To Grind'.
Lux   (June 18, 2012)
I tried this recipe today.... yummy......thanks
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 19, 2012)
Glad to hear that.

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