November 10, 2016

Chicken Yogurt Curry

Though, there are many versions available in making of yogurt chicken. In today's post, I am sharing my style of yogurt chicken with a delicious minty flavour. The onion is made into fine paste along with mint, coriander, green chillies and ginger - garlic paste is sautéed well in an oil is further cooked up with chicken pieces. The addition of yogurt gives a mild sour taste which also balances the spiciness and mint flavour of the curry. This flavorful curry is an excellent option to serve with hot Rotis and apart from that, this goes well with hot steamed white rice.

Ingredients :

300 gms Chicken pieces
2 1/2 Tbsp Oil
2 Bay leaves 
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick 
2 Elachi 
1 Tsp Red chilli powder
1 Tsp Coriander powder
1 Tsp Jeera / cumin powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala powder
Salt to taste
1 Cup Yogurt

To Grind :

2 Big Onions, chopped
2 Green chillies
1/2 Cup Coriander leaves
1/2 Cup Mint leaves
2 Tsp Ginger garlic paste

Method :

Grind all the ingredients given in "To Grind" section into fine paste.

Beat the yogurt and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves followed by Elachi and cinnamon.

Add the ground onion - mint paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.

Now add red chilli powder followed by turmeric, cumin, coriander powder and salt.

Add the chicken pieces and cook it for couple of minutes.

Add 3/4 cup of water and cook till the chicken gets 3/4th cooked.

Now add garam masala powder followed by the beaten curd and mix well.

Cook till the oil separates from the curry.

Once done, remove from the flame and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Rice or Indian breads like Naan, Roti, Parotta etc.


  1. simple and healthy chicken curry ...looks delicious

  2. Love the minty flavour.looks delicious.

  3. Priya, your chicken yogurt curry is making me very hungry! I have all the ingredients except the mint. Will try this very soon!