Sunday, November 18, 2012

Coriander Chicken / Hariyali Murgh / Green Coriander Chicken Curry:

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Coriander  Chicken  is a mild and delicious,  Indian-influenced Chicken dish. The star ingedient of this recipe is coriander /  cilantro leaves. 
In this recipe, the boneless chicken is cooked with freshly prepared coriander & mint leaves sauce and it is very quick to prepare. It tastes fabulous, and makes an awesome combo with white rice or with roti.
This is how we prepare this mild Indian dish with lots of flavor..:)

·         Boneless chicken                  - ½ kg
·         Mint leaves                           - ¼ cup
·         Coriander leaves                   - 1 cup
·         Green chilly                          - 3 or 4
·         Oil                                        - 2 tbsp
·         Cumin seeds                         - ½ tsp
·         Coriander seeds                    - 2 tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste                - 1 tbsp
·         Cashew nuts                         - 5 to 7
·         Grated coconut                      - 3 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                        - ¼ tsp
·         Yoghurt                                - ¼ cup
·         Salt to taste
1.     Chop boneless chicken to bite-sized pieces.
2.     Chop mint leaves and coriander leaves .
3.     In a blender add mint & coriander leaves, green chilly, little water and blend it to fine paste.

4.     Heat oil in a pan.
5.     Add cumin seeds. crushed coriander seeds and sauté for a minute.
6.     Add ginger garlic paste and sauté further.
7.     Make a paste of cashew nuts and grated coconut pieces. Keep it aside.
8.     Add turmeric pwd to the pan , mix well.
9.     Now add the coriander paste and combine.
10.  Cook the mixture, approx 5 mins in low medium flame or till slightly oil oozes out.
11.  Add salt and chicken pieces.
12.  Give a good stir until the chicken pieces are well coated with the green masala.
13.  Add yoghurt, mix and cook covered.
14.  After 5 mins, open the lid and stir to ensure, the masala doesn’t sticks to the bottom.
15.  If required add ½ cup of water and cook until the chicken is done.
16.  once the chicken is cooked perfectly, add the cashew paste  ( step 7 )
17.  Mix  it and allow to boil , until the initial bubles appear.
18.  Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
19.  Turn off flame.
20.  Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
This creamy chicken curry tastes awesome with plain white rice or as a side dish with roti, chapathi etc.,
21.  Delicious Coriander  Chicken  with aromatic flavor is ready.
 Similar Recipes:
·         KFC Chicken
·         Dahi Chicken
·         Kadai Chicken
·         Garlic Chicken
·         Cashew Chicken & Walnut Chicken


  1. I love the taste of coriander so this one is for me. Have a good week Diane

  2. OMG.. mouth watering here.. looks super delicious :)

  3. Love this flavourful green chicken, i do the same way too.

  4. Lots of flavour for sure and the natural colour makes the dish really appetising.

  5. hi jay, must be very yummy. they look good and very appetizing. have a nice day

  6. looks wonderful, i must try and make this. thanks for sharing!

  7. delicious coriander chicken

  8. hi jay! amazing recipe......bookmarked this. just wanted to kno how much coconut?? not sure if i missed out somewhere in the recipe...3 tbsps?

  9. Temptingly flavored chicken gravy there...Drooling here!

  10. delicious!! loved the recipe without adding onions.. should try this once.

  11. Never tired this...delicious preparation

  12. Nice flavorful chicken.... looks tempting.....

  13. Fabulous dish! I will try it soon.

  14. Delicious! I love cilantro :)

  15. This sounds so good, Jay. A couple of questions about the cashews and coconut...

    1) you list Cashew nuts - 4 and Grated coconut - 3. Are those measurements in tablespoons?

    2) how do you make the cashew/coconut paste?


  16. Thanks for your valuable time n feedback friends..;)
    @ Farah Saleem Azeez & Kathleen : yes, we can use 3 tbsps of grated coconut and 7 cashewnuts approximately.
    To make them paste, first grind grated coconut in blender, then add cashewnuts and blend for a minute. Then add little water and grind to make a smooth paste. Do try n lemme know..:)

  17. nice, green gravy!!! looks similar to hyderabadi gravy we get here..i just love it & always wanted to know how to make it..btw, hope you had a fun diwali Jay!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. Drool,can imagine the flavor and taste..

  19. Love that coriander flavour in chicken....looks delectable....

  20. Amma makes this and i love it with nei choru.. awesome combo na

  21. this is a new recipe to me, looks very delicious though. Bookmarked for this weekend lunch!

  22. Looks yum and well explained.....

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  23. Ahhhhh ! I'm drooling at the thought of eating your yummy dish ! Love the coriander addition :D

  24. what a delicious looking curry - this is on my must try list

  25. This looks so delicious! Coriander is one of my very favourite!

  26. Oh Jay, this look so yummy. Creamy curry and lovely color!


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