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Monday 2 June 2014

Mint Chicken Curry - How-to?

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Mint Chicken Curry
Prep time: 1 Hour | Cook time: 45 Minutes | Total time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Serve: 4 (Servings) | Calories per serving: 280 | Fat per serving: 8.5 g
Recipe Category: Chicken Recipe | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine

1. For mint paste:
Mint Leaves: 1/2 Bunch
Coriander Leaves: 1/2 Bunch
Cloves: 4
Cardamom: 1 or 2
Cinnamon: 1/2 inch
Bay Leaf: 1/2 Leaf
Green Chillies: 2
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tbsp
2. Main dish:
Oil: 3 tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tbsp
Cloves: 4
Cardamom: 1 or 2
Cinnamon: 1/2 inch
Bay Leaf: 1/2 Leaf
Green Chillies: 1
Onion: 2 Medium Size (1 - Sliced 1 - Chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
Salt: To taste
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tbsp
Curd: 8 tbsp
Chilli Powder: 1 1/2 tbsp
Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder): 1 tbsp
Chicken: 750 gm
3. Garnish:
Coriander Leaves: A Few

1. Add 1/2 Bunch of Mint Leaves, 1/2 Bunch of Coriander Leaves, 2 Green Chillies, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, and Cumin Seeds into the blender. Blend it well to make paste.
2. Heat up the pan, add 3 tbsp oil and allow it to heat well. Add Cumin seeds, Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Bay leaf and Green Chillies. Allow it to fry.

3. Add sliced onions and fry it until it turns reddish brown.
4. Add chopped onions and fry it until translucent. Add Ginger Garlic paste and stir it until the raw smell goes off. Add tomatoes and sauté until it get mushy.
5. Add salt, mint paste and 8 tbsp Curd and mix it well.
6. Add 1 1/2 tbsp Chilli Powder, 1 tbsp Coriander Powder, and Chicken. Mix it well. Make sure you clean the Chicken properly after dipping it in warm turmeric water for five minutes.
7. Reduce the flame to medium and close the pan. Cook it for 30 minutes or till the oil comes out and the Masala combine well with Chicken and the curry should be thick.
8. Serve it hot in a bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves and mint leaves.

How's it?

#1: Use Kadai to cook, as it will give you the freedom you require.
#2: I am using cumin seeds as it will help for digestion.
#3: This dish goes well with Rice and Chapathi. We had with Rice.

Mint Chicken Curry, is a popular dish in South India. My hubby is a mad lover of Chicken Recipes. Mint Chicken Curry is one of his favorites. Do try it out and you are welcome to post the pics here.

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Happy Cooking,
Vinayaka Vidhya


  1. That just sounds yummy , I have never had a mint curry before so I am surly going to try it one day


    1. Thank you so much. Do try it and post a pic of it :)

  2. Yummmmm :) :)
    Mint curry, am yet to try and will try out this soon as the monsoon arrives here.

    1. Hmm you have to chotti. Do post a pic of all the recipes you tried so far :)

  3. Yummy Post! Waiting for your next post!



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