Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chicken Green / Green Masala Chicken Curry

The green masala is  mild masala paste, rich jewel-green in colour.This masala is perfect as a base for fish and chicken curries and briyani. Its very simple to cook, and can be done in no time.


All needed for masala :


Corriander Leaves   1 big bunch finely chopped (Or around 2 cups finely chopped )
Garlic Pods             6 Pods of garlic                 ( 1/2 cup of finely chopped garlic cloves)
Ginger                     13 inches                              ( 1/2 cup of finely chopped)
Green Chillies          16 in no 
Cloves                     15
Pepper                    15 ( if using white pepper)
                                30 (if using black pepper)

** Mintleaves  is optional.


  1. Fry the cloves and pepper in a spoon full of Dalda.
     2.Grind all the above ingredients together with fried cloves and pepper.


All for chicken :
         Chicken   1 Kg
         Curd         250gms  
         Turmeric    1 Tsp
         Salt            1 Tbsp

Marinate chicken in 250 gm of curd, a tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of salt for an hour.


Step 1: In a pressure cooker/ Flat bottom pan , add around 2 tbsp of oil and 1/2 tbsp of dalda/ vanaspati. Once the oil becomes hot add  chopped onions and fry till golden brown.



Step 2: Add chopped tamatoes, fry for  approximately 2 minutes.Then add the grounded green masala, fry on medium flame till the masala starts leaving oil from all side and  a kind of aroma starts spreading out.

















Add, the marinated chicken, around a 1/2 cup water ( for gravy). Cook till the chicken becomes tender or if using pressure cooker take around 4 whistle.Adjust for the salt as per taste if less add somemore.


Chicken Green is ready, Serve it  with Chapatis,  Basmati Rice, and Sweet bundi Raitha