Jul 6, 2012

Herby Chicken Curry / Chicken Cooked in Mint & Coriander Sauce & A WEDDING WISH

Happy Weekend Friends..What are your plans?

We are going to attend my friend Nameeta's  wedding tomorrow, which is the most awaited wedding by me..I am really really excited about that. She is one of the amazing person I have ever seen in my entire life. So jovial, takes everything  very sportive,totally awesome.. She will be leaving to US in a week, and I am really gonna miss her a lot..So NAMEETA, I am wishing you a very very happy married life. Enjoy you life as much as possible dear..

Now coming back to the recipe..Chicken curry is my favorite one.I make it in a different way each time. But last week I made a herby chicken curry which was perfect. It had the lovely aroma of lots of fresh mint and cilantro in it. To add a little richness, I added some cashews too. It was a total hit in my house. This curry taste best with rice or roti..

I hope you will love it and tell me how it turned out for you, I love to hear from you all..


Chicken - 500 gms cut into small pieces
Oil -4 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 3 crushed
Onion- 2 large sliced thinly
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Tomatoes - 3 large chopped finely
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Green Masala:
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro - 1 cup packed
Mint Leaves / Pudhina - 1 cup packed
Green Chilli - 5
Cashews - 10 pieces


Take the ingrediants given for the green masala in a blender and make into a fine puree.

Heat a pot on medium heat. Add oil and heat it up.

Add in cinnamon and cardamom and mix well.

Now add in onions, curry leaves and saute till they turn transparent.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute it for a min.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cook this till they turn mushy.

Add in all the spice powders along with salt and mix well.

Now pour in the ground green masala and cook till oil separates from this.

Add in chicken and toss in the masala.

Cover it with water and bring it to a boil.

Simmer and cover the pan. Cook on a low heat for 25-30 mins or untill the chicken is cooked and oil floats on top.

Switch of the flame and leave it aside for a hour or two so that the flavours gets united.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingrediants
Stuffs you need for the herby masala
Add everything in a blender
and make into a fine puree
Heat oil and add in cardamom and cinnamon
add onions and curry leaves
add in ginger garlic paste as well
throw in tomatoes
and cook everything till they turn mushy
add in all the spice powders and salt
mix well
pour in the herby masala
Cook till oil separates
add in chicken
and toss with the masala
pour water
cover and simmer
till chicken is cooked and oil floats on top


  1. Hi aarthi

    This dish is awesome... My mum cooks this the same way and she s wonderful.Thank you

  2. this chicken curry looks veryyyyy delicious...drooling here aarthi.

  3. Looks delicious and Tempting!!

  4. Slurrpp...lovely variation curry, yumm

  5. WOW, It looks amazing, I wish I could have a bite :p

    you are welcome to visit my blog :)

  6. wow...such a flavorful n delicious chicken curry...looks too yummy!!
    Spicy Treats

  7. Hi

    Hope you guys are enjoying your married life. Have been a great fan of your cooking. Do offer tips and ideas that you feel are great and worth sharing.

    Also, I am amazed by your photograhic skills, would appreciate if you cud post an article, tips, ideas, how-to on photo taking. It would help me as well as other a lot.

    Also, dont want to hurt your feelings, but cant help saying. Can you pls reduce the amt of oil in cooking, food do tastes good even with less oil. If possible try it out.

  8. Looks wow...def gonna try next week...

  9. I can't wait to try this, the hubby and I LOVE curry!

  10. Fantastic chicken curry. Mint & coriander adds a great flavor.


  11. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I cooked it yesterday and my hubby and myself enjoyed our meal. I will definitely try other recipes of yours.

  12. no comment on your web design,its wonderful its very easy to coock process thanq

  13. It looks so color full, thanks for sharing this dish preparation method..
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  14. I have tried this recipe. It came out well, but it was bit greenish texture. May be I have added more herbs? Thanks.


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