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Spicy Indian Chicken with Green Masala Recipe
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Spicy Indian Chicken with Green Masala

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"Chicken drumsticks are simmered in a home made green masala packed with fresh cilantro."

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Original recipe makes 8 drumsticks Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Place chili peppers, cumin seed, ginger-garlic paste, salt, turmeric, lime juice, and cilantro into a blender. Puree until the cilantro is very finely chopped, then add yogurt, and puree until smooth. Pour over the chicken drumsticks in a resealable plastic bag, and mix to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  2. To cook, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and marinade, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the drumsticks are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2008

Very delicious! I tried this, didn't have any chillies so I used hot pepper, I also kicked up the yogurt to 2 tbsps instead of 1 as well as the ginger garlic paste. I seasoned my chicken "twice". Basically I seasoned it turmeric, chilli powder, salt and about 3 tablespoons of ginger-garlic paste and allowed it to sit overnight; then on the day I was gonna prepare it, I made the marinade as per the instructions with the exceptions noted above and let it soak for about 4 hours. I added some cumin seeds before the onions, then basically followed the instructions.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2008

It is spicy and good. Everything came out just as it should. I just do not think I would make for my toddler and manly man again. It just did not suit our taste. He did not say he did not like it, but he did not say he did either...... He is just grateful to have a wife to make dinner for him and did not want to sound ungrateful..


15 Ratings

Dec 30, 2008

This was delicious. Even my father, who highly prefers traditional Punjabi cuisine, enjoyed this chicken and had seconds. Note: I had to add a few tablespoons of water towards the end, as the chicken was not fully cooked and was beginning to stick to the pan. Also added a pinch more salt and cilantro for extra flavor. Marinating over night helped too. So easy! A definite keeper :) Thank you for this recipe.

Nov 15, 2007

This recipe is quite easy and has great flavor. I would recommend marinating the chicken overnight for a fuller flavor. Tasted great with potato/peas/onion side dish with cumin and garlic. Will make this one again.

Mar 19, 2008

I used boneless chicken thigh, marinated 24 hours, we loved the taste! I did have a difficult time preparing the marinade in a blender, it was too dry for the ingredients to become a paste w/o adding more yogurt. Next time I'll try using a food processor instead.

Feb 23, 2009

Fantastic recipe - a definite keeper! I used red bell pepper (with the seeds) instead of a green chile pepper (only because red were on special!) and the taste was quite good. I also ended up adding a bit more salt to the chicken whilst cooking. My Indian friend gave it an 8/10! Will definitely be making this again!

Oct 31, 2008

I made this with skinless bone-in thighs. I didn't bother pureeing the marinade/sauce - just diced it up really finely, and added a little more yogurt. This turned out very tender and flavorful. A super quick, easy and inexpensive meal. Thanks!

Jan 12, 2008

Very flavourful, very easy. You don't need recipes to be better than this.


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 19.2 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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