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Best chicken recipes with green and red curry masala

Updated on August 1, 2012

Pan fried chicken in green masala

Any recipe that you concoct on your own can be your best recipe. I hate to follow cookbooks and guidelines; my cooking is more by intuition than by cookbooks. I generally take an idea from somewhere and adapt it to suit my taste buds. Repetition of the same kind of food often meets with un-enthusiastic people at the table and my family is constantly looking for change. This is one such recipe that has come during times of experimentation. This pan fried chicken is easy to make and is also quite healthy. Fried chicken is generally very popular everywhere and so it is in my home as well..this recipe is as good as any fried chicken dish without the ill effects of the oil.

The green masala consists of fresh herbs and spices which makes this recipe different and uniquely flavoured. You will not forget the flavours once you have tasted it... This is my own unique recipe so you may only order it at sofs’ or make it yourself.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves 2

Best Chicken recipe - Green Masala

  • I piece Chicken breast
  • A good handful each Cilantro and Mint, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 or 3 Green chilly peppers
  • 1 Huge onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Spice powder, (see recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric grounds
  • 2 tbsp Thick coconut milk, or 1 tsp coconut milk powder
  • 1 tsp corn flour

For the spice powder:

1tsp coriander seeds

5 cloves

7 to 10 peppercorns

a pinch of fresh ground nutmeg,

a 1/4" piece of cinnamon,

1 tsp fennel seeds,

all pounded freshly or milled in a blender

Instructions

  1. Grind into a fine paste: the onions, cilantro and green chillies in a blender.
  2. Rinse the chicken breast with water into which half of the turmeric powder has been added. Pat the chicken dry on a paper towel. We always apply a paste of turmeric to wash any meat that we cook. We usually leave it for about ten minutes before rinsing off. Turmeric has great antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and you can be absolutely sure that what you eat is naturally clean and safe. Make light incisions on the chicken breast, taking care not to go too deep or break it.
  3. In a pan, add a few drops of olive oil and brown the chicken on both sides until it is slightly golden.
  4. Mix together green paste, spice powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric and salt to taste, in a bowl.
  5. Now, add this paste to the chicken in the pan. Coat both sides of the chicken making sure that the masala does not burn on the pan. Once well coated and dry, add a cup of boiling water to the chicken.
  6. Cover and simmer for 5 mts. Fry until all the masala is absorbed onto the chicken and it is nicely browned.
  7. Remove the excess masala from the chicken and transfer to a different serving dish.
  8. In the same pan with the remaining masala, add half a cup of water and let it boil and become thick. Mix a tsp of cornflour with water and to the sauce stirring it until it is nice and smooth.
  9. Add the coconut milk or milk powder mixed with a tbsp of water just before taking it off the flame. Plate the chicken, decorating it as you wish. Pour the sauce slightly over it before serving. The pan fried chicken in green masala is ready. You could serve it with rice, naans, parathas or rotis
  10. Instead of coconut milk you could use a paste of eight cashew nuts for a rich and creamy effect. If you would like it more spicy split a chilly slightly and add it to the pan of sauce. My secret ingredient to all chicken recipes is the ramba leaf. The leaf itself is not edible but the flavour is amazing.
  11. Don't forget to let me know how you liked this special flavor of India!

Chicken curry with red masala

I piece chicken breast. You could quarter it or cook it as it is.

For the red masala you need

2 teaspoons of cornflour,

1 tsp chilli powder,

1 tbspn ginger garlic paste

spice powder and salt

juice of half a lemon

Mix the ingredients in a bowl with a little warm water. In a pan add a few drops of oil and brown the chicken on both sides. Add the mixed ingredients in the bowl and follow the same procedure as the previous recipe for frying.

For the gravy remove the excess masala from the chicken. Add one and a half cups of boiling water, simmer until the gravy become smooth and thick. Add cashew paste and two tablespoons of tomato sauce. Check and add salt before serving. Do not substitute Coconut cream instead of cashew paste as the lemon in the gravy makes it go sour and lumpy in texture.

This is finger licking good.. don't forget to try these recipes out.

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    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Thanks Ida, glad you added a Goan version to my chicken with green curry masala... I will try the Goan version tomorrow... that would be a change. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate the comment. Have a lovely night my dear. :)

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      ida 

      6 years ago

      Great recipie Sophie. I like the combination for the spice powder. I should try your combination next time. I make a simpler version of the green curry which I learnt from a lady from Goa. She called it chicken cafrele. She made a pase of a large bunch of celentro, 5 green chillies, few peppercorns, 5-6 pods of garlic, juice of one lemon and salt to taste. she marinated the chicken pieces for a few minuites in this paste and then poured it on to a thick pan covered it and let it cook. some call it chicken cooked in coriander chutney but it is always a hit with my children. It is one of the easiest chicken recipies and no oil.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Gloshei, Thanks for promptly coming back to tell me this. I honestly appreciate the comment very much... You could use either ... fennel seed or grounds.. We usually make the spice powder in bigger quantities and keep it for a month or so in airtight containers.. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Have an awesome day!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Rekha, I offer to give you a personal demo... Could I come over... Haha.. I know that you are quite capable of making these yourself.. let me know how it tasted and what your family thought of it.. Thank you my dear ... Have a great day!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Prasetio30, Thanks for the yummy comment. Hope you got to taste that. Let me know when you do. Have an awesome day!

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      Gloria 

      6 years ago from France

      Sofs Hi,

      Just dropped in to let you know that the recipe went down a treat on Saturday, unfortunetly I could not get the fennel seeds here so used ground instead thanks.

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      rekha 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for all your kitchen efforts and giving away the best recipe. One thing i'm sure of, I am going to make this.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love chicken very much and I really enjoy your recipe. It sound delicious with beautiful presentation. I am glad to share with my mom. Hmm.....Yummy! Rated up and take care!

      Prasetio

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Peggy, I am glad that there is someone who does not follow recipes..somehow intuition works pretty well.. doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds delicious! Like you, I most often do not follow recipes, with the exception of baking cookies and the like. Both of these chicken recipes sound delicious. Thanks for your recipes. Voted up and useful.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Lady_E, it does... and that is why I love it... You should try it sometime. Thanks for the read and the comment. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely and healthy Recipe. I particularly like the ingredients. I bet it smells divine...

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Lesley, Thank you and I am glad you like it... I appreciate you stopping by..Have a great day!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Teaches12345, I am glad that you feel so. Please do try it out sometime...Thanks for stopping by ..Have a lovely day!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sofs, this is definitely a recipe for me! Nice and easy to follow and great pic's.

      Many thanks and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      What a delicious dish to serve any time of the day! I love it when you can cook the meal with all the flavorings of the meat. Curry always adds such a great taste to the ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Gloshei, Thanks for the visit and the comment. Please let me know how you liked it..Have an awesome day. God Bless!

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      Gloria 

      6 years ago from France

      We love chicken and these will be saved in my favourites for later, most proberly the weekend.

      That's interesting about the turmeric thanks.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      William, you are welcome.. dinner is served our time at eight! Do let me know how you like it wherever you have an opportunity to try it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Have a great day. God Bless!

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      William Gerace 

      6 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Sofs what a delicious Hub. I love trying new recipes out. I will have to try this one too. Love it maybe I'll stop by for dinner too lol. Great Hub voting up as useful and interesting. Have a blessed day.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Pamela99, Let me know if you ever try it.. Thanks for dropping by. have a great day!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Graham, let me know how it feels on your taste buds... Thanks for stopping by.. Have a wonderful day.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Tim, Isn't that too spicy for you? Hey You are always welcome to drop in for dinner anytime. What are friends for? Haha.. Thanks for the interest and the support. I appreciate that greatly. Have a lovely day!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Anamika, I am happy that this has got you interested. Thanks for the visit and the comment. Have a lovely day! God Bless!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Eddy, Glad you like this too. Hope you try this out sometime. Thank you. Have a great day!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Uzma, I am glad that You like this. Turmeric has always been used to wash meat and fish here.. but I guess those practices have slowly faded. Take care and have a lovely day.

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      jenubouka 

      6 years ago

      Wow, I can tell from the ingredients and method that this is the best chicken recipe ever! I think that chicken is a great tool to use for creating complex seasonings as it absorbs the wonderful spices and is subtle in it's flavor to lend to the seasonings. So yummy, so hungry, it's is not even 6am...

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This sounds like a delicious recipe for chicken. Thanks.

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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      This looks delicious. We will make an effort and try it .

      Graham.

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      Tim Nichol 

      6 years ago from Me to You

      Hey sofs, this sounds delicious. Mind if I drop in for dinner...lol. I'll have to try this sometime, though I may have to make some substitutions, depending on what I have on hand. Thanks for the recipe. Cheers.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Interesting Chicken Curry! Voted up and sharing on FB.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes sofs this is on the right track for me;thank you for this wonderful recipe which I vote up and bookmark.

      Take care my friend and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 

      6 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

      hmmm seems yummy,i will try it.I liked the tip of using turmeric as antibacterial,this is really usful.thanks for sharing.

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