Green chicken Curry

Indian Green Chicken Curry

Green chicken Curry

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 no.s Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2-3 no.s Cardamom
  • 1 & 12 Onions (pureed)
  • 6-7 Cashews (soaked made into a paste with milk)
  • 1/2 cup Yoghurt (whole fat yoghurt)
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • 4-5 Green chillies
  • 2-3 tsp salt (add to taste)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Brown sugar (regular white Sugar)
  • 500 gms Chicken thighs (cubed)


  • First blend the onion and soaked cashews with little water until a nice creamy smooth paste. (Note 1)
  • In a pressure pan or a cooker, add oil, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and sauté for a few seconds for the flavors of the whole spices infuse in the oil.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and quickly mix it in the oil but be careful not to burn it.
  • Next add the pureed onion and cashew pasted mix it well. Cover and cook in medium flame for about 5-10 mins, until you start to see the oil separating.
  • Next add in the washed, cleaned chicken pieces, turmeric powder, salt and sauté for a few mins until the meat is no longer pink.
  • While the chicken is cooking, take a blender and add in coriander leaves, green chillies, mint leaves with a little water and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Now add the fresh green paste and water into the pressure cooker (adjust to desired consistency) and mix well and cover to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Next add in red chilli powder, coriander powder, Garam masala, and yoghurt .Give it all a good mix and pressure cook for about 3-4 whistles or until the chicken is cooked and tender.
  • Once the pressure is released, carefully open the pressure cooker and transfer the hot spicy green curry Indian style to a serving dish.
  • Serve it hot with plain rice or Roti or chapati.
Keyword green chicken, hariyali chicken