Chicken Nilgiri or Green Chicken Curry


  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil or any cooking oil 
  • 5-6 Black cloves
  • 8 Green Curry leaves
  • 1-2 Onions sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. Kashmiri red chili powder for color (optional) 
  • Handful or half cup each of Mint (pudina) and Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 2-3 tbsp. Plain yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add cloves, curry leaves and onions.
  2. Sauté till slightly golden brown.
  3. Next add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.
  4. Cook for 2-3 mins.
  5. Next add chicken and cook  for 10 mins with lid on. If needed add a few tsp. of water so nothing sticks to the pan or burns. 
  6. In the meanwhile make the green paste. In a blender add coriander leaves, mint leaves, grated coconut, coriander seeds and some water to form a paste.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked half way add the paste along with some plain yogurt.
  8. Cover and cook for another 10 mins or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Serve hot with Rotis or Rice. 
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Nilgiri Hills in Southern India