Green Chicken

Green Chicken
Chicken pieces in spinach based green gravy | A result of culinary experiments in Khandesh, this is a newly discovered recipe. It is an appetizer and is not to be had with chapati, bhakri or puri. A rising star!

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Preparation time (excluding prior preparation): 60 min

Serving:  2-3


1/2 kg chicken (cut)
1/2 cup spinach leaves (blanched and chopped)
1/4 cup coriander leaves with stems
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
10 Green chilies
1 inch ginger
12 cloves garlic
Vegetable oil


3 tsp coriander seeds
4-5 cardamom pods
10 Cloves1
10 Black Peppercorn
1 1/2 inch cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asaphoetida
1/2 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Roast coriander seeds, cardamom, cloves and peppercorns on a pan and grind together to form a powder. Keep aside
  2. Boil the chicken in 2 cups water with 1 tsp oil with salt and turmeric until cooked. Keep aside
  3. Grind the blanched spinach, coriander, chilies, coconut, garlic and ginger together to make a paste
  4. Temper the paste with asaphoetida and cumin seeds in 3 tsp oil on low flame
  5. Add the powdered mixture of spices and salt to taste and mix well
  6. Add the boiled chicken to the paste and let it steam for 10 minutes on low flame
  7. Add cream or cashews to taste as per preference
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