Green Chicken Gravy

Green Chicken Gravy

Green Chicken is a very rich Indian-style gravy and very flavourful delicious recipe. Basically, the recipe has a mild refreshing flavour and the green colour comes from fresh green coriander & mint leaves Due to which it got its name as green chicken.

The recipe goes well with roti, naan, jeera rice, rumali roti, tandoori roti and many more. It is a very versatile recipe great for small family get-to-gathers, small family parties, birthday parties, etc. It is also a great option for your everyday menu. 

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Preparation Time: 10-20 min

Cooking Time: 40-50 min

Serves 4-5 people.


For green masala 

2 cups fresh green coriander leaves 

1 cup fresh mint leaves 

1 strand curry leaves 

1 tbsp  white sesame (optional)

1.5 tbsp coriander seeds (hakha dhaniya)

1/2 tbsp  cumin (jeera)

2 cloves 

7-8 black Peppercorns

7-8  garlic cloves 

2-3 green chillies 

1-inch ginger 

1 lemon.

For marination 

400g Chicken with bones 

1.5 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste 

2-3 tbsp Green Masala (we made above)

1 tsp Garam Masala

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 cup Curd

For gravy 

1 bay leaf (tej pata)

3-4 black peppercorns 

2-3 cloves

1-star anise ( chakr phool)

2 green cardamom ( choti elachi)

1tsp cumin 

4 medium onions ( pureed)

1/2 small tomato (finely chopped )

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 

1tsp garam masala powder 

Salt to taste 

2 tbsp oil

a handful of cashews and almonds (soaked and pureed)

Coriander leaves ( chopped for garnish)

Method of preparation 

Step1: Green Masala 

• Grind green coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves, white sesame, whole coriander seeds, cumin, cloves, black peppercorns, garlic, ginger, green chillies and 1 lemon squeezed in a mixer grinder with little water until a smooth paste.

Step 2: Marination 

• In a bowl, add Chicken, ginger-garlic paste,  2 tbsp of green Masala (we made above), garam masala, turmeric powder mix it and add curd.

• Mix them all and let it marinate for about 1-2 hour in the refrigerator. 

Step 3: Gravy 

• Heat oil in a kadhai, add all the whole spices: bay leaf, black peppercorns, cloves, star anise, green cardamom, cumin and onion paste.

• Saute them until  onions  paste is golden brown in colour

•  Then add in the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minute

• Now add garam masala and the remaining green masala and cook for about 5-6 minutes

• Now add the tomato,  and saute for more 5-6 minutes or until the oil starts to leave sides

Note if the Masala is sticking sprinkle some water.

• Add salt and the marinated chicken and mix well

•  Let the Chicken cook completely with a closed lid on medium to slow flame. If needed add water to make more gravy 

• After the Chicken is cooked add the cashew paste to it. Mix and cook for a minute. Then garnish with freshly chopped green coriander leaves.

• The Green Chicken Gravy is ready to serve 


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