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

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:

Spicy Chicken Fry-Asian style.

Quick and easy pressure cooker chicken biriyani.


  1. Highly irresistible and flavourful chicken,inviting.

  2. I like all different kinds of curries. This is beyond delicious!

    1. Angie, It is this "difference" that made me try this...

  3. Theres nothing like making your own curry paste it tastes a million times better and well worth the effort! This looks so yummy now I want a curry for dinner :)

    1. Hey Michelle-thanks a ton for stopping by....yes a curry for dinner will be perfect.

  4. G'day! Love a home made curry, TRUE!
    Love your step by step photos too! Cheers! Joanne

    1. Joanne-Thanks for the visit.....and for the inspiration :)

  5. Found your page on facebook and saw this fabulous recipe. Just had to click over. I love a good curry dish! I'm definitely hoping to try this. Hopefully, I can make it come out right. Pinning so that I'll be able to find later. Visiting from Make It or Fix It Yourself. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Sharon, Thank u so much for the pin...really appreciate it :)

  6. wow nisa nice recpe and simple....will try it next time i make chicken

  7. I bet that green paste would be fabulous in a lot of different dishes! I love it in this one - that's for sure. Great dish Nisa!

    1. MJ, thanks for the lovely thought :)

    2. Superb Nisha chicken curry no words to explain

  8. This sounds delicious! I am pinning to make soon. Found you at Easy Living Mom Link Love Thursday... thanks for sharing! Jill @ Mama Ging

    1. Hi Jill, thank u sooooooo much...really appreciate the pins.

  9. We love curry in my house and this is also a must try for us. We will definitely be a repeat visitor. You have some really great recipes. :)

  10. This looks delicious! Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks


  11. Tried This,,, FANTASTIC the whole family Live it,,,
    My wife add small HOT green cili, (we luv it HOT )
    We ate it with rice n Bread,,,
    Looking Fwd for more n more n more from u,,,

    Tq so very Much,,,

    Fendi n Family,,,S'pore,,,

    1. Anon-so glad to hear this and for the feedback.

  12. I can almost imagine all of the flavor going on in this dish! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  13. I have been tried green chiken dish .....superb no words to explain
    Superb job nisha..

  14. watching this post my mouth has already started watering and the urge to prepare this dish is forcing me to buy chicken right now........... thanks and bye I am heading towards the chicken shop......ha ha ha...

  15. I made this recipe yesterday and it turned out yummy. The taste was good but there are some things I want to ask. The taste of green chilies wasn't strong enough as I expected. I added 11 green chilies, may be I have to add more the next time. Secondly the chicken wasn't very tender and juicy. In fact it was somehow hard, even after cooking it covered for about 15 mins. How much time do you recommend for the chicken to cook covered in order to make it very soft ?
    And...your blog is awesome ! Loved all the recipes , ll try that butter chicken one tomorrow :)

    1. Hello, about your query; the heat of the green chilies differ with variety, so I guess you will have to find out which one works best. There is a trick to make the chicken soft and juicy, instead of adding homemade curd/plain yogurt to the curry; just marinated the chicken with curd....though over night in the refrigerator would be great, if time is less maybe 1 hour would be perfect......also, the chicken will cook fast if marinated with curd. Try this trick and thanks for stopping by with the feedback and lovely inspirations.


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