Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Coriander Chicken or "Dhania Chicken"

Coriander Chicken, Cilantro Chicken, Dhania Chicken or Dhoney paatha chicken - what’s in a name? This is a recipe from my Choto Pishi (my father's youngest sister). She is an amazingly good cook and has quite a repertoire of recipes that are traditional and yet quite unusual. She loves to cook and a lot of her recipes involve many ingredients and many hours in the kitchen. When she learnt about my blog she sent my mother this recipe fto give me, as an easy but delicious one to try. It was quite simple really, I had ginger paste I make beforehand for the whole week, I chopped the garlic, onions and coriander leaves together in the chopper and there wasn't much other prep work for this recipe. It was a welcome change from the usual chicken dishes I make at home.

1 lb chicken
~3/4 bunch of cilantro
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 large sized onion (when chopped came to a little less than 1 cup)
6 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp red chilly powder (I reduced this, if you can use more to your taste to make it a bit spicy)
salt to taste
~ 1/3 cup oil or maybe a few drops more

Make a paste of ginger, garlic, cilantro. Mix with chopped onions, yogurt and salt. Marinade chicken in this and keep in the refrigerator for 3 hrs or longer.
Heat oil and add the chicken and marinade together. As soon as it starts to boil reduce the heat and let it simmer till oil separates from the masala and chicken is fully cooked. Do not add any water, it is meant to be a somewhat dry dish.

Enjoy with rice or rotis!


Blogger Sandeepa said...

This reminds of a Dhania Chicken i used to do but haven't for a long time. Now that you have said it I want to go and make it and eat it :)

The colour looks lovely, shokal er chobi ? Tomay invite pathiyechi, peyecho ?

April 5, 2007 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger Asha said...

Really delicious ,love the color .Thanks SJ:)

April 5, 2007 at 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Reena said...

this is my second dhania chicken today. i must try it now. the color looks so good.

April 6, 2007 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Hi Sandeepa, you should make it and post your version of the recipe. Managed to take the photo last few minutes of natural daylight. Certainly comes out much better than the photos taken with the indoor lights on.

Asha, thanks - do try it sometime.

Reena, welcome to my blog! Do try the recipe it is quite simple.

April 6, 2007 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Seema said...

Sj, Love the base for dhania chicken . I am gonna try it out by substituting soya for chicken. Lovely.

April 9, 2007 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger sunita said...

The dish looks so mouthwatering...and such a simple one at that...thanks.

April 10, 2007 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Mandira said...

SJ - tomar dhone pata chicken looks delcious. Sounds similar to the green chicken curry I made. tried and tested recipes are the best :)

April 13, 2007 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Seema, do let me know how it turns out with soya... maybe paneer would work?

Sunita, Mandira, thanks.

April 13, 2007 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Paddukoti said...

what a vibrant color SJ, i never heard about this recipe. i just garnish chicken curry with coriander and thats it. I will definitely give a try

April 17, 2007 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sudhu dekhei tarif kore jaben?banie kheye dekhben na?

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Anonymous Indian coriander chicken curry said...

That looks amazing, I would really enjoy that for dinner. It looks like something from an Indian restaurant.

March 27, 2013 at 6:37 PM  

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