Dhania chicken (green coriander chicken)

12 Oct

Green coriander chicken

Dhania chicken might be one of the best chicken dishes I have ever eaten. Needless to say, I’m not in the estimated 10% of people for whom coriander (or cilantro) tastes like soap.

You’ll know who you are… and whether this dish is for you.

Dhania chicken (green coriander chicken)
(serves 4)

  • 3″ piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 8 bone-in chicken pieces, skinned
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 100g coriander leaves and thin stems
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tb sunflower oil
  • 250ml plain yogurt
  1. In a mini-chopper, blend together the ginger, garlic, 1/4 tsp of salt, lemon juice with 2 Tb of water until smooth.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a plastic box or large ziplock bag. Pour over the marinade and mix well. Leave in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  3. Blend together the tomato, coriander, chillies, tomato purée, 3/4 tsp salt and 2 Tb water until smooth.
  4. Heat the oil in a large, lidded frying pan over high heat. Add the chicken pieces with their marinade and cook until the chicken is browned on all sides, about ten minutes.
  5. Add the tomato mixture, and cook until it is thick and clinging to the chicken.
  6. Stir in the yogurt and cook another five minutes.
  7. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the chicken is tender, stirring occasionally. Add a bit of water if the sauce looks like it is getting too dry.

6 Responses to “Dhania chicken (green coriander chicken)”

  1. Adam Garfunkel October 12, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Mouthwateringly good.

  2. Yana October 13, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Count me in 🙂

  3. Yana December 1, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Andrea, just wanted to let you know, that I’ve cooked this dish the other day.. WHAT A HIT it was!!! Amazing, delicious recipe, I will definitely gonna make it again and again!! Thank youuuuu from everyone who ate it! 🙂

    • Andrea December 1, 2015 at 10:34 am #

      I’m so pleased it was a hit — I thought it was the best chicken dish I’d ever tasted the first time I tried it. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know!

      • Yana December 1, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

        Tonight I’m planning to make your Mushroom Barley Soup 😉

      • Andrea December 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

        Good idea — I think I’ll make that too!

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