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Hariyali Murgh Green Chicken

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Hariyali Murgh or green chicken, a classic Northern Indian dish, is chicken coated in a green sauce, typically made with green chilli, coriander, mint leaves, yoghurt and spices. It is hearty, flavourful, and so delicious served with rice, naan or chapati. I used chicken thighs, but chicken breast or drumsticks all work. The cooking time might vary. You can cube the chicken and thread them together to make chicken skewers too.

Hariyali Marinade
  • 35 g Fresh coriander leaves with tender stalks, chopped
  • 35 g Fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 Green chillies, stem and seeds removed
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 inch Ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 150 g Full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 8 / about 1 kg Bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp Sea salt (or to taste)
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1 Organic lime, sliced, to serve
  • 1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced, to serve
  • 1 tbsp Fresh coriander, chopped, to serve
  1. To make the marinade, use a mini food processor to blend the chopped coriander, mint, green chillies, garlic, ginger and spices with the yoghurt.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a large bowl, spoon the marinade to cover it completely, then cover the bowl and leave in the fridge for 6 hours, or overnight. Remove from the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Season the marinated chicken with the sea salt and place in a roasting pan. Dot with the butter. Cover the roasting pan with a piece of foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for a further 30 minutes to reduce the liquid. Garnish with slices of lime, red onion and fresh corainder.

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Tom 11/2/24 13:30 certainly is a colorful dish!

eileeninmd 11/2/24 13:54

Sound tasty, a yummy chicken recipe. Thanks for sharing! Take care, have a wonderful week!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 11/2/24 14:05

I like a little heat in this dish and then that masala will spice it up perfectly!

Lola Martínez 11/2/24 14:21

El pollo si va acompañado de arroz nos gusta mucho. Pero Chile no le pongo, ni cilantro tampoco, así que yo creo que el mio no saldría muy verde. Algunos sabores no nos van mucho, pero el resto sí. Tiene muy buen aspecto.

JoAnna 11/2/24 14:42

I don't eat chicken, but I'd love to try this green sauce. xxx

Brian's Home Blog 11/2/24 18:56

I'll bet that's filled with lots of yummy flavors!

My name is Erika. 11/2/24 20:49

This sounds good. Too bad my husband wouldn't eat the sauce. Too bad he's such a fuss budget-ha ha. Hope you've had a great weekend Angie.

Anonymous 11/2/24 21:30

Muy original y rico 😋

Cooking Julia 11/2/24 22:59

The chicken looks absolutely tender and so flavorful!

foodtravelandwine 12/2/24 01:54

It is so tempting!.....I love that marinade!!! good!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Balvinder 12/2/24 02:10

Wow Angie! That looks awesome. I love hariyali murg and often order at the restaurant. Thanks for reminding me to make at home.

Margaret D 12/2/24 05:51

Looks good but not keen on the name.

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 12/2/24 08:21

I can tell from the ingredients that this dish is full of flavour, I would love some for dinner tonight. It looks amazing Angie.

David M. Gascoigne, 12/2/24 12:42

May I come and live with you, please? I’ll eat everything on my plate and do the dishes.

DEZMOND 12/2/24 13:00

I like the colour set in the photos, grune und violet ist ohne of mein lieblings colour combos.

Javier 12/2/24 13:06

Your chicken looks so tempting! Another delicious way to enjoy it

Laura. M 12/2/24 13:45

Rica receta. Mi menú hoy arroz con pollo. Gracias.
Un abrazo.


Hola Angie. Te ha quedado un pollo delicioso. Tiene que estar muy sabroso. Besos.

DUTA 12/2/24 20:42

I like chicken - any parts of it, so no problem. Only that I have to eliminate from the recipe yoghurt and butter (no mixing of meat and dairy in my cooking).

speedy70 12/2/24 21:05

Molto invitante, grazie della ricetta!

DeniseinVA 13/2/24 01:38

It looks beautiful and must be delicious!

savorthebest 13/2/24 01:58

Great recipe! That sounds delicious.

Anne in the kitchen 13/2/24 09:23

I am bookmarking to make this soon. It sounds delicious!

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 13/2/24 09:55

A precious dish with a precious, tasty sauce.
Great recipe, Angie!

valentina 13/2/24 23:46

Angie, this sounds amazing and looks beautiful! I'm all in on all of those delicious flavors. :-) ~Valentina

Pam 14/2/24 20:26

Flavor packed and delicious!

Raymund | 14/2/24 20:54

Your Hariyali Murgh recipe sounds absolutely mouthwatering! I love the vibrant flavors of the green marinade, and using chicken thighs adds a nice richness to the dish. Am hungry now

Rainbow Evening 15/2/24 06:19

I believe that it is tasteful....
Thank you for sharing recipe.

The Velvet Runway 16/2/24 14:52

This looks delicious, Angie, and beautiful too!
Julia x

Anonymous 18/2/24 06:26

As you know from my post today, I love Indian food. I have never heard of this particular chicken dish and I can’t wait to make it. If our guests arriving this weekend like Indian food, I think I will make it for them. David (C&L)


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