Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Creamy Mint Chicken

For me nothing is better then cooking for loved one in my very own kitchen ! No matter where it is,how messy it... ! This i realized after leaving my home for indefinite time..  Yesterday i came back for few days again and straight away i went into my kitchen ... and my heart whispered..honey u r home 

So,we decided to celebrate my small time at home with some favorite dinner and some wine ! And mind you when it comes to our special dinner,it surely gonna be non-veg  and i love to experiment with them....
This time i decided to make something bit light with spices but loaded with it really hot in here ( can u believe it 47 'C in North India !! ) is my very own Mint Chicken in creamy Sauce ! We thoroughly enjoyed it (as both of us simply love mint flavor) and m damn sure you will too  Just try it once and you will be amazed with the tangy yet subtle taste!


1Kg Chicken
2 Onions(chopped)
1tbsp Garlic(crushed)
1tsp Ginger paste
1/2Cup Mint leaves
1/4Cup Coriander leaves
5 Green Chilies
1tbsp Vinegar/Lemon juice
2tbsp Yoghurt
2 Black Cardamoms
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
7-8 Black Pepper
4-5 Cloves
1" Cinnamon Stick
1tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Chili powder
2tbsp Cream
1tbsp Salt
3tbsp Oil


  • Marinade chicken with turmeric powder,chicli powder,yoghurt and 1tbsp chopped mint leaves for an hour.
  • Make fine paste of coriander leaves,mint leaves,green chilies with vinegar/lemon juice.
  • Heat oil in heavy botom pan.Saute onion and crushed whole spices in untill onion turns pink in colour.Mix in ginger garlic and fry for another minute.
  • Add marinated chicken with all the juices in pan and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now mix in half of coriander mint paste, salt and remaining powdered spices.
  • Close the lid and let it cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes untill chicken is well cooked . 
  • Finally add remaining coriader-mint paste and cream.mix gently and cook for another minute.
  • Remove from heat and leave it to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with chapati or boiled rice.

# If you want some more gravy,just add 1/2 cup of water while cooking.
## You can remove seeds from chilies to reduce hotness.
### Some ground Garam Masala can be added to final dish to increase the aroma.