Coriander Chicken

This wonderful recipe is one of Nimmi Paul's. For those who don't know her she has a cooking school in Kerala that's quite famous, even internationally. I have tried a number of her recipes and have loved each one. I got this one from the book, Savoring the Spice Coast of India. A wonderful fragrant dish, it tastes great with rice and rotis.

2 tbs oil
1 big onion, thinly sliced
1 heaping tbs ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies, chopped fine
12 fresh curry leaves
4 tsps coriander powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden. Add the ginger garlic paste, green chillies and curry leaves and fry for 1 min.
Add all the spice powders and salt and roast for 1 minute. Then add the chicken to the pan and fry till the pink color disappears and its well coated with the spices. Take care that the spices do not burn.
Add 1/4cup coconut milk mixed in 1/2cup water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer till the chicken is cooked completely.
Remove from flame and stir in the remaining coconut milk and chopped cilantro.
Turn the flame to the lowest setting and cook till you see the first boil.
Remove from heat and serve hot.

This is my entry to Potluck - Chicken hosted by Viki at Viki's Kitchen.

Also sending the below entries to the same event....


  1. The coriander chicken is looking so delicious! And so are the other entries. Awesome!

  2. Delicious coriander chicken and lovely entries for the event :)

  3. great recipe..i definitely have to get that book now!

  4. coriander chicken looks awsome...

  5. Everything is looking so good and nice entry to the event dear..

  6. hai poornima...

    THis is a lovely presentation..
    and i was drooling by the sight of chicken biriyani.. Thank you fvisiting my blog and leaving comment..come often :)

  7. That looks yummy!! Yes, I have heard about her also Anita Issac! And yeah! by the way my mom also conducts cookery classes!! She was PACHAKARATNAM 2009!! :)And me.. just the finalist of VANITHA PACHAKARANI 2008.. actually 5th place :D

    Loved your chicken manchurian too!!

  8. Thanks Pooja, Padma.

    Manju, I'm sure u'd get that book from the library. Ur hubby would love the recipes.

    Thanks Ashwini, Pavithra, Lena.

    Ria, thats great, congrats to u both n 5th place is not bad at all.

  9. Yummy dish Poornima...i did the same too long back, very delicious chicken dish, ur chicken manchurian looks like the manchurian we get from restaurant, Lovely array of chicken dishes! VIki will be surely happy to see ur entries:)

  10. The curry looks yummy.Its is so inviting.Nice entry for the event poornima.

  11. awesome one...making me hungry all over again

  12. Great dishes Poornima...everything looks super delicious :)

  13. Excellent recipes! All dishes are alluring. Nice entries:D

  14. Excellent recipes! All dishes are alluring. Nice entries:D

  15. Coriander Chicken looks great, the gravy is tempting me so much and the color of chicken is so perfect!!! The other entries are also looking yummy!!!

  16. Hi Poornima,
    chicken in flavourful coriander looks delish, wonderful looking rotis beside the chicken dish!
    Nice entries for the event.

  17. Lovely dish. Can smell the flavour of corriander in the chicken. Shld have tasted great.

  18. Poornima,
    You have an amazing website here!! I ASOLUTELY LOVE IT.
    I am bookmarking it and will come back often to get recipes. For starters, I will try these chicken recipes

  19. Oh wow what an appetizing treats.....Makes me hungry....

  20. woow..a chicken fiesta on!!!

  21. I love the flavour of coriander and fresh cilantro. It sounds delicious.

  22. Great entries dear. I am sure they are going to make every one hungry in the round-up. Coriander chicken and lemon chicken are very new to me. Biryani looks delicious. Manchurian in that tray looks just like the one we get in Indian restaurants.
    Thanks for sending these yummy recipes to the Potluck- chicken event.

  23. Am just drooling seeing all your chicken dishes!! Great entries!!

  24. this one is nice poornima..surely looks very yummy...

  25. Lovely chicken recipes. Looks great. All of them looks so mouthwatering. YUM!

  26. wow superb entry s poornima every thing looks delicious.

  27. wow superb entry s poornima every thing looks delicious.

  28. great entries for the event..though iam a vegetarian i cant stop appreciating on this:)

  29. The coriander chicken looks lovely so do all the others especially the lemon chicken.

  30. WOW!all chicken preparations looks yummy and tastyyy!


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