Goan Cuisine

by Maureen D'souza
(Mapusa, Goa, India)

Green Chicken Curry

Green Chicken Curry

This recipe is typical of Goan Cuisine.

Goan Green Chicken Curry


•1 chicken chopped to 1 inch sized pieces

Curry Paste:
• 6 tb desiccated coconut
• 2 green chilies
• 1 cup mint leaves
• 2-3 cups coriander leaves
• 1/2 ts cumin seeds
• 1/2 ts pepper corns
• 1/2 ts turmeric powder
• 1 large onions diced finely
• 1 tsp. sugar
• salt to taste

Spices For Frying

• 1/2 ts garlic ginger paste
• 1-2 cinnamon stick
• 2 dried red chilies
• 4-5 cardamoms
• cooking oil

• 2 sprigs curry leaves


• 1/2 cup chopped coriander to garnish

How To Put Together This Goan Curry

Make the curry paste:

In a mixer, grind together coconut, coriander, mint, salt, sugar, turmeric, pepper corns, cumin, half the onions & green chilies into a paste, adding water little at a time till you get a smooth paste. Fry the remaining onions in hot oil.

Fry Spices:

To hot oil in a deep pot, add garlic-ginger paste, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, whole red chilies and fry well.

Add the curry paste made earlier in the mixer 2 tablespoons at a time, frying well.

Cook Chicken Pieces:

Add the washed chicken pieces & fry well for 2-3 minutes.

Throw in the curry leaves; add 2 cups water, cover & cook till the chicken is done (1 whistle on high flame & simmer for 5 minutes in pressure cooker).

Garnish with chopped coriander & serve with steamed rice.

This typical Goan Cuisine,is shared by our reader, Maureen D'souza. Goa is situated in the southern part of the sub-continent.

Thank you, Maureen!

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