Cilantro Chicken

Submitted By: Swati Kulkarni


1 kg Chicken
1/2 kg Onions

For Paste or masala :
2 inches Ginger
1 Garlic pod
7-8 Chillies
1 to 1 1/2 bunches of Cilantro
1 tspn Poppy seeds
4-5 Cloves
8-10 Peppercorns
4-5 Cinnamon pieces
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
small piece of nutmeg

1 cup Coconut milk ( Optional)


1. Marinate the chicken with fine paste made with above ingredients (for Paste).
2. Heat a pan with ghee/oil.
3. Add 2 cloves, 2 pieces of cinnamon, 2 Elaichi and finely chopped onions.
4. After the onions are translucent ,add the marinated chicken to it.
5. Add 1/2 tspTurmeric and salt to taste .
6. Add very little water to it.
7. You could also add coconut milk to it at this point.
8. Let it cook for 45 mins to 1 hour

ShowMeTheCurry Notes:
Thanks Swati for this awesome recipe.
Please keep in mind that chicken in India needs to be cooked a lot more and a lot longer than in the USA.

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0 thoughts on “Cilantro Chicken

  1. Hello,

    I want to make this recipe, but te explain is very difficult. When to use the cilantro and how te make the paste, with 3 cloves?

    Please make the recipe easier.

    Sorry for my bad English.


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