Mint-cilantro Chicken Curry

chicken curry

Recipe by imran of mumbai, IN

Its really fresh and spicy. Serve with cucumber raita and naan or rice.

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

  • 2 cups cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup mint, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed
  • 3 tbsp garlic , crushed
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 cup plain yoghourt, stirred, or 3/4 cup whole buttermilk
  • 3 lbs chicken thighs, bone in
  • 3 cups basmati rice, cooked
  • Directions

    1. Mix cilantro leaves and stems, mint leaves, jalapenos, and ginger in a food processor and the cup of water and puree until smooth, set the chutney aside.
    2. Heat oil in a heavy shallow pot on med heat for 1 min. Add cumin and coriander seeds and allow them to sizzle for about 30 seconds.
    3. Add garlic and saute for about 3 minutes or until golden brown, Stir in salt.
    4. Turn off the heat and after 2-3 minutes stir in 1C yogurt. Add chicken thighs and stir well. Turn the heat to medium and cover and cook for about 25 minutes, stirring regularly. (If you have the time, let it cook a little longer, then the chicken should just fall off the bone.) Remove curry from the heat and cool for about 20 minutes.
    5. Transfer chicken to a mixing bowl. Wearing latex gloves peel chicken meat off the bones. The size of the chicken pieces doesn't matter but do not shred them. Discard bones and stir chicken back into curry.
    6. Stir in mint-cilantro chutney and the other cup of yogurt, About 15 mins before serving bring curry to a boil on medium heat. Turn down the heat to a summer cook, uncovered for about 10 minutes or until chicken is ell mixed.
    7. Serve over rice.



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