Coriander/Cilantro Chicken - Indian Style

Molly Kumar


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 kg
boneless chicken – cut into bite size pieces
5 Tbsp
2 large
white onion – chopped
4 clove
garlic – chopped
1 small
piece ginger
1 c
fatree yogurt - whipped
4 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice – you may use bottled lemon juice as well
1/2 c
fresh coriander/cilantro paste
5 Tbsp
olive oil – you may use any flavorless oil of choice
3 sprig(s)
coriander leaf (for decoration)


1 tsp
whole black pepper - optional
2 tsp
coriander powder
1 tsp
cumin powder
2 tsp
indian all spice powder
2 tsp
red chili powder
2 tsp
salt (as per your taste)


1Using a blender, make a smooth paste of onion, garlic and ginger (Using 4-5tbsp of water)
2Heat oil in a large pan(2min) and add the black pepper.
Now add the onion paste along with all the powdered spices, stir evenly and cook on low heat for 2-3min (Cook covered with lid).
3After 3min, give the onion paste a stir and it should start to look translucent, cook for 2min.
Now add the boneless chicken and stir everything, cover the lid and cook for another 5-8min or till chicken is cooked. (Keep stirring every 2min and making sure that the paste & chicken doesn’t stick to bottom)
4Add fresh coriander paste, lemon juice in yogurt and mix together.
Once the chicken is cooked, add the yogurt mixture and cook on medium for another 5min.
5After 5min all the water(from yogurt) would have soaked up and the chicken would have cooked properly along with all the spices.
6Turn off the heat, transfer in serving dish, decorate with fresh coriander and serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy