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Coriander Chicken

Today I was busy packing and was just not in the mood for any elaborate cooking. One quick look at the pantry and I saw chicken and a whole lot of coriander leaves. So that's it..... Decision made. It's going to be Coriander Chicken. No recipe books, no TV shows,no net browsing, not even my diary...


  • 500 gms Chicken
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cashew paste
  • 1 lime Juice of
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 bunch Coriander leaves (about 1-1/4 cup chopped leaves)


  • Marinate chicken with lime juice and salt for at least half an hour.
  • Grind the ginger, garlic and green chillies to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Grind the coriander leaves and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and saute the ginger-garlic-chilli paste till raw smell goes.
  • Add the turmeric powder and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the marinated chicken and stir for a minute.
  • Then add the coriander and cashew pastes.
  • Stir for 2 minutes.
  • Cover and cook on low heat till chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve with bread of your choice or rice.