Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Green Chilli Chicken Curry....step by step.

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Green chilly chicken is a simple and easy chicken curry yet slightly spicy; made with green chilly and a bunch of greens. A perfect side dish for roti/Indian flatbread, bhatura, plain rice, or even just plain bread.

Mint leaves, coriander leaves, and green chillies are the base for this curry and yogurt make the chicken tender and juicy.....lastly,  butter makes it more flavorsome. A very subtle curry with a difference.

This recipe was handed down from my neighbor friend Shini; who is an expert in Malabar cuisine, I made some changes to suit my taste...

An easy and quick green chicken curry...

Author: Nisa Homey.
Chicken: 500 gms.
Pepper powder: 1 tsp.
Garam masala: 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder: A big fat pinch.

To gind:(green paste)
Coriander leaves: 1 bunch.
Mint leaves: 1/2 bunch.
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs.
Green chillies: 10-15 (reduce or decrease according to your taste).
Onion: 1, chopped.
Ginger: 2 1" inch piece.
Garlic: 1 pod.
To saute:
Onion: 1, chopped.
Butter: 1 tbsp.
Curry leaves: 1 sprig.
Curd: 1/2 cup

Gather all the ingredients for grinding and make the green paste.

Grind it to a coarse paste.

Rub the chicken with pepper powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, and salt.

Add the chicken into a pan, add the green paste and mix it well. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and then cook  it covered till the chicken are tender and nicely cooked.

In an iron kadai or a nonstic pan, heat 1 tbsp butter....yes you heard me right...its good old butter for this curry, yet if you are wary of butter use half and half (oil-butter).

Add the chopped onions and curry leaves. You do not need to brown the onions....just lightly sauteing them is enough.

Add the cooked green chicken into this....mix well and then add the half cup curd.

And mix well....allow it to simmer for sometime and let the curry becomes a bit dry.

Serve with rice, roti.

Did you enjoy this recipe? then there are other recipe ideas you might love, here is a few...
KFC copycat fried chicken recipe:

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