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Green Chili Chicken Curry

Green chili chicken curry is simple and easy dish to make. If you are looking to make a chicken side dish for chapati or Chicken biryani . You should give this recipe a try. When I first saw this recipe name, I thought it’s gonna be too spicy.

But it was not that spicy and it depends on how many green chilies and how strong the green chilies are. Adding coconut and fennel gives the dish a rich flavor.

My sister Kavitha shared this recipe with me. I tried it last week and it came out awesome and tasty. Thanks to her for sharing this recipe with me.

Preparation Time: 45 mins
No of servings : 4-5
Spice level : 4 out of 5


  • Chicken : ½ kg (Boneless or with bone)
  • Oil : 3 tbsp
  • Onion :2 (medium) (Finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes :  2 (Finely chopped)
  • Ginger & Garlic paste  : 2 ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves : 6-7
  • Potato : 1 (cut into cubes)
  • Aniseed   : 1 ½ tbsp
  • Bay  Leaves : 2
  • Cinnamon : 1″
  • Cardamom : 2
  • Cloves : 4
  • Fennel seeds : 1 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut:1 cup
  • Cashew nuts: 6
  • Poppy seeds : 2 tbsp (soak in water for half an hour)
  • Green chillies : 10-12 nos (according to your spice level)
  • Salt to taste

Method Of preparation :

  1. Cut and clean the chicken and keep it aside.
  2. Pour little oil in a pan and fry the green chillies until the color changes and allow it to cool.
  3. Grind the green chillies, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, coconut and cashews to a thick paste.
  4. Just crush the aniseed, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
  5. Heat the pan with little oil in it and fry the crushed mixture well (cinnamon, cloves  and cardamom).
  6. After that add the chopped onions and curry leaves, fry them for few minutes or till it becomes translucent.
  7. Now add ginger garlic paste fry them till the raw smell goes off.
  8. And add the tomatoes mix it all together and let them sit in the heat for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Now add the chicken, potato, turmeric powder and salt to taste, then cook it well.
  10. After 10 min add the ground paste and simmer cook for 10 – 15 minutes.
  11. Bring  the consistency you want by adjusting water.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves .
  13. Serve it hot with  rice or chapati.


  1. havent used cashews in chicken curry.. unique chicken curry.. sure a hit with these spices..

  2. Nice try dear…delicious.

  3. Hi, this is so yummy and must be very rich, beautiful click too..

  4. WOW, this curry looks really tempting! Wish I could taste some…hehe 😉

  5. This really looked good and caught my eye! I am bookmarking to try 🙂

  6. Beautiful colour and really looks delicious shriya, something different from the usual curry…

  7. I seriously want to try the dish! Looks very different from the curry chicken I have seen and eaten before…So very tempting!

  8. looks really good…….awesome curry shriya

  9. Shriya,, green colour chicken curry looks great and delicious than our normal curry dear with lot of coconut n cashews, mee too add cashew nuts while grinding coocnut for kuruma hmmm sure it will taste good.

  10. i do it more or less the same way…it looks great..feeling hungry!!

  11. im always on the look out for easy chicken recipes…this one looks delicious

  12. Gorgeous color and love the addition coconut. YUMMY!

  13. yummy chicken curry..Nice pictures.

  14. oh yum, what a great meal!

  15. Hey Shriya.. your chicken curry looks delicious! Nice site. Cheers!

  16. Nice tasty looking curry Shriya….I too make a similar version of this, we call it vellai kurma…my favorite combo is with dosas 🙂

  17. shirya,

    Chicken curry with cashews looks really yummy.Nice green color too.

  18. Different recipe..Looks wonderful..I have normal chicken curry for lunch today 🙂

  19. Loved that green color !! have been thinking of making it for a long time now .. this one looks so perfect for me to try ..

  20. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments. Appreciated!!

  21. shriya
    first of all thanks to ur sister kavitha for such a delicious recipe..I know how tasty and hot it will be.sure best with chapati..addition of cashews will give more taste..good one..nice pic too

  22. I really love green chiles! Never had them in a curry! Love the coconut too. Very delicious!

  23. Very delicious chicken curry Shriya, We all are chicken lovers too.

  24. Nice looking chicken curry

  25. Love this kind of hot hot curry, I am in, if the recipe calls for more green chili plus chicken:) Awesome presentation, makes one really hungry.

  26. wow yummy dish looks amazing i love this post

  27. Hello Priya,
    As you know that I am a big fan of Spicytasty website?. Yesterday as I was scouring my mind as to what to make for dinner, I came upon this recipe of yours. I made this gravy for dinner and the last we know that we kept licking our fingers. Thank you for putting these recipes out here for us and thanks to your sister for sharing her recipes. It has a very subtle taste to it without been too spicy. One word – just loved it.

    • Hi Romie, Coming from you, a wonderful cook, is really a great compliment for me. I am glad it came out well and You’ve liked it.

  28. hi Shriya
    first time here..really beautiful space, chicken curry looks too good.. drop in sometime…

  29. Looks absolutely lovely, but I have to ask.. can you really taste the fennel seeds? What sort of taste do you get from it? The reason why I’m asking is because I don’t like fennel, and was wondering if it would change the dish drastically if I didn’t include it.

    happy cooking


    • You could reduce the quantity of Fennel seeds, if you don’t like it’s flavor. You can cook without it too. It won’t make that much of a difference.

  30. Chicken curry looks spicy, yummy and delicious. Very nice and interesting recipe. Wonderful presentation. You are welcome in my blogs.

  31. Lovely colour, looks yummy and spicy.

  32. Love the color..looks awesome!!

  33. A delicious looking dish! Wonderfully spicy!



  34. Everything you all make is outstanding!

    • Thanks cynthia for your kind comment. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

  35. First time to your blog. Nice recipes and awesome clicks. Chicken curry looks delicious.

  36. Shriya, I wanted to know if using shredded frozen coconut, how much should I take?I want to make it tommorow. Thanks.

  37. Thanks for your delicious recipes. Am a bit confused you mention aniseeds as wejj as fennel seeds. i thought they both were alike. Perhaps you meant staranise and not aniseed. Please clarify

    • Hi,

      Fennel seeds and aniseed’s are totally different. Star anise and aniseed are the same.

      • It is delicious recipes

  38. hi

    Its looks very delicious. I’ll try this.

  39. i am the chef. its a different good .

  40. Excellent curry..came out really well….kudos to shriya:-)

  41. Excellent recipe. very easy, very tasty.

  42. Ohhhhhhhhh Shriya, you must join my restaurant.
    Such a tasteful recipe.
    God bless you.

    • Thanks Layela 🙂 So sweet of you to say that.

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