Monday, April 21, 2008

Green Coriander Chicken

The aroma from cooking the paste was just heavenly. The green colour doesn't make the presentation look very appetising but the fragrance of the dish should whet one's appetite.

As with any dish, cook a few hours ahead for the meat to absorb the flavour.

Fresh Green Coriander Chicken
1½ kg chicken pieces
1 onion, sliced thinly
1 Tbsp oil
250 ml water
1¼ tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Grind to a Paste
100gm fresh coriander stalk and leaf
1 onion
1-2 green chillies
4 clove garlic
15 gm fresh ginger

Dry Spices (grind with spice grinder)
12 black peppercorn
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
2 clove
1 cinnamon
6 green cardamon pods

1. Combine the wet paste and dry spices.

2. Heat oil and fry onions until soft then add paste and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until dryish and fragrant.

3. Add chicken and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until chicken is cooked.

4. Season with salt and sugar to taste. Remove cover and boil to dry off some of the gravy. Adjust seasoning and stir in lemon juice.

5. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice or indian flat bread.

Fresh Coriander Chicken
Note : Add more chilli if you prefer it spicier

Tip : To bring out the fragrance of the dry spices, lightly roast it in a pot over medium heat before grinding.

Recipe : Indian Food Made Easy by Anjum Anand (adapted)


Anonymous said...

Another dish to try out!


Sinner said...

Tricia, hope you like it :)

KWF said...

sinner, if I want a non spicy version (kids don't take a bit of chilli at all), I just need to omit the green chillis? This looks so good!

Sinner said...

Actually the green chilli is not spicy at all but just in case you get hot ones better to omit. It wouldn't affect the flavour of the dish at all.

Hope you and your kids like the dish.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sinner

I tried your green coriander chicken last night to go with coriander rice. My first time with the coriander chicken and rice. Taste so good. Thanks

chandra said...

this is truly a wholesome malaysian food blog. i see chinese, nyonya, indian, malay and various other ethnic recipes that are general malaysian favorites!! awesome job. i just your food blog


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