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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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Person Bina   (December 6, 2016)
Can u please tell me how much cilantro and mint to use exactly in grams.I live in us and we get super big bunches of cilantro and very small bunch of mint leaves in Indian stores.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 7, 2016)
Use about 1.5 cups of chopped cilantro and 1 cup of mint leaves.
Person Divya   (November 6, 2016)
Really very simple food recipe and very different from the regular red curries.
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Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 11, 2016)
Thank you.
Person ALLAUDDIN KHAN   (August 19, 2016)
Nice food I love Indian food
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 20, 2016)
Good to hear that. Enjoy!!
Person Hemanth Roy   (August 16, 2016)
pls mention indian names of ingredients and methods. at least in brackets.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 17, 2016)
Hi Hemanth,
You can find all the regional names of ingredients under the glossary section. Hope that helps.
Person Nital   (July 10, 2016)
Can I use regular onion instead of shallot. Will it affect the taste?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 10, 2016)
Yes you can.
Person Iqbal abdulla   (January 16, 2016)
excellent dish i like it
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 18, 2016)
Thank You.
Person wilson   (October 25, 2015)
What is shallot pls.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 25, 2015)
They are small variety of onions, also called sambar onions in india.
Person Louiza   (August 14, 2015)
Is shallots onions
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 15, 2015)
Yes, they are smaller variety of onions.. You can also substitute with pearl onions..
Person sweatha   (June 19, 2015)
I want steps with pictures
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 20, 2015)
will add the next time i make it..
Person niharika   (August 24, 2014)
Wowww its a wonderful recipe. It tasted sooo yummy:-)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 25, 2014)
Thank you.
Person Dr Nikhil   (August 16, 2014)
Wow. Excellent dish. The spices blended perfectly. Thank you very much. My wife enjoyed the dish a lot.
Person Sheila   (June 2, 2014)
Absolutely loved this curry ! My family simply polished it all off in a go �???
Thank you
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Great... enjoy!!
Person safoora   (June 1, 2014)
we will try this recipe on occasion
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Sure. Try it dear.
Person nabs   (March 21, 2014)
i wil try dis rcp today.
and i m sure dis is very tasty.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 21, 2014)
Do try it.. It tastes yummy!!
Person 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!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 6, 2014)
Great to hear that... Enjoy!!!
Person 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 �???

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