Green chilly Chicken

I first had this preparation around 5 years back. My husband's close friend G and his wife, K brought it home once....  well, they have a chain of restuarants in Chennai and abroad and whenever they come home, they bring dinner for all of us- so one such evening, K brought a big hotpot full of this chiken curry- it was soooo tasty!!! and I thought they took it from the restuarant and came. But actually that was homemade and G's sister-in-law made it... So what did I do, the next day I called up K, asked her to give the phone to her co-sis, L and got the recipe from her....and here is it

Chicken: 1 kg cut into medium size pieces
Onion: 2+2 sliced
Ginger garlic paste: 4 tsp
Green chillies: 12 slit
Tomatoes: 3 medium chopped
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder: 1 tsp
Cinnamon: 1 inch
Cloves: 2
Cardamom: 1
Fennel/perinjeerakam: 2 tsp
Coriander leaves: 1 cup packed
Cashewnut: 5
Oil and Salt: as needed

Heat Oil in a kadai and saute the 2 sliced onions till brown.
Add the coriander leaves, cashewnut and fennel seeds and saute for a minute on low flame.
Allow to cool and grind to a smooth paste and keep aside.
Heat Oil again and add the Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, the rest of the onions sliced and the slit green chillies and saute till onions turn translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste, onion-coriander leaves paste and saute till the paste gets cooked well.
Add turmeric powder, pepper powder, chicken and saute till everything is properly mixed.
Now add the chopped tomatoes, salt and a cup of water.
Close the lid and cook till done.

Serve hot with Rotis or Rice.


  1. that sounds too delicious dear... loved the recipe :)
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  2. Delicious chili chicken, love chicken in any forms, this is so tempting.

  3. I love chilli chicken and this is a have-to-try recipe... Thanks for dropping by and following my recipes.
    Happy to follow such a lovely blog

  4. Looks very delicious, a perfect combination with roti's.

  5. Looks delicious n very tempting..
    Am your happy follower now..:D
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite

  6. Looks very delicious and colorful

  7. i even tried this recipe for easter 2011. it was a great combination for the fried rice in this link.