Pudina Chicken Recipe | How to Make Mint Chicken Curry

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Pudina Chicken Curry | Murgh Pudina Recipe | Mint Chicken Curry

The variety of chicken curries in the Indian cuisine is truly baffling. Each state of the country has a unique and special way to cook chicken curries, each one of them being mouthwatering and tempting. I have shared a few chicken curry recipes up until now. This is a new addition to the list – Pudina Chicken Recipe (पुदीना चिकन रेसिपी).

The Pudina Chicken recipe is very light, fresh, and different from the usual chicken curries in terms of texture and flavor profile. The method of cooking doesn’t involve sauteing any onions, ginger or garlic as you would usually expect when preparing Indian chicken curries. Instead the chicken is boiled with the tomatoes, ginger-garlic, and whole spices. When the chicken is almost done, that’s when you add oil and ground spices and saute the chicken well. Adding crispy fried onions and mint in the end lends the pudina chicken gravy its ultimate taste and flavor.

The pudina chicken gravy is fairly thick. You can serve it up with rotis. If like me you absolutely love the chicken curry and rice combo, this pudina chicken curry tastes great with rice too. Here are some more Indian chicken curry recipe that you might like.

Let’s take a look at the mint chicken curry ingredients and preparation.

How to Make Pudina Chicken Curry

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Pudina Chicken Recipe | Mint Chicken Curry
 
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Pudina Chicken is a light and delicious chicken curry recipe that has fresh and herby vibes of mint and the richness of barista/fried onions.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
For Brining the Chicken
  • Chicken on bone - 600 to 700 grams
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
For Making the Curry
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Barista/Fried onions - 1 & ¼ cup
  • Mint leaves - 1 & ¼ cup, tightly packed
  • Tomato - ¾ cup, finely chopped
  • Water - 1 & ½ cup or as needed
  • Black cardamoms - 2 big
  • Cinnamon - 2-inch stick
  • Garlic - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies - 4, split lengthwise
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - ¾ tsp
  • Byadgi red chili powder - 1 tbsp
  • Regular/Tikhalal chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - to taste, if needed
Instructions
  1. To make pudina chicken recipe, start off by brining the chicken. Combine the salt, sugar, and water. Mix well until the salt and sugar dissolve.
  2. Add in the chicken and make sure it's submerge in the brine water. Pop it in the fridge for 5-6 hours.
  3. Then drain the chicken and discard the brine.
  4. To make the mint chicken curry, heat a skillet/kadhai. Combine water, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, black cardamoms, and cinnamon stick. Adjust the amount of water depending on how long your chicken takes to cook.
  5. Add the chicken to it. Bring the curry to a boil.
  6. Let the chicken boil on medium heat until it's 80% cooked and the water has reduced to half.
  7. Then add the ground spices; byadgi red chili, tikhalal red chili, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and garam masala. Give it a mix.
  8. Add oil and half the green chilies. Roast the chicken well with the spices. It will become more fragrant.
  9. When the oil separates and the chicken is cooked, add the remaining green chilies, crushed fried onions, and torn mint leaves. Mix.
  10. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  11. Mint chicken curry is ready. Serve hot with rotis or rice. Enjoy!

 

Pudina Chicken Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

To make pudina chicken curry, we need to brine the chicken. Bringing makes the chicken juicier and tenderer.

brining the chicken for making pudina chicken curry


Step 2

Combine 2 cup of water, 1 tbsp sugar, and 2 tbsp salt in a bowl. Stir until the sugar and salt dissolve.

making pudina chicken gravy


Step 3

Add in the chicken and make sure it’s submerged in the brine water. Pop it in the fridge for 5-6 hours.

making mint chicken curry


Step 4

Then drain the chicken and discard the brine.

making pudina chicken curry indian


Step 5

Gather the ingredients needed to prepare pudina chicken gravy.

pudina chicken curry indian


Step 6

To make the mint chicken curry, heat a skillet/kadhai. Combine 1 & 1/2 cup water, 3/4 cup tomatoes, 1 tbsp crushed ginger, 1 tbsp crushed garlic, 2 big black cardamoms, and 2-inch cinnamon stick. Adjust the amount of water depending on how long your chicken takes to cook.

making pudina chicken curry indian


Step 7

Add the 600 to 700 grams chicken on bone to it. Bring the curry to a boil.

making mint chicken curry


Step 8

Let the chicken boil on medium heat until it’s 80% cooked and the water has reduced to half.

murgh pudina recipe


Step 9

Then add the ground spices; 1 tbsp byadgi red chili, 1 tsp tikhalal red chili, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 3/4 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander, and 1/4 tsp garam masala. Give it a mix.

adding ground spices to the pudina chicken curry


Step 10

Add 3 tbsp oil and 2 green chilies split lengthwise. Roast the chicken well with the spices. It will become more fragrant.

adding oil and green chilies to the pudina chicken gravy


Step 11

It should look like this. Chicken completely cooked and oil separated. The onions have combined with the broth to form a thick gravy.

how to make pudina chicken curry


Step 12

When the oil separates and the chicken is cooked, add the remaining 2 green chilies, 1 & 1/4 cup crushed fried onions, and 1 & 1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves. Tear them with hand while adding it to the curry. Mix. See if you need to add salt to the gravy, may be just a pinch since the chicken is seasoned from the brine.

making mint chicken curry


Step 13

Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

making pudina chicken recipe


Step 14

Pudina chicken recipe is ready. Serve hot with rotis or rice. Enjoy!

making mint chicken curry

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Jasleen Sethi
    January 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    wow..so unique n new..going to try it tonight

    • Reply
      Monica
      January 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      Hello Jasleen. I hope you enjoy the recipe. 🙂

  • Reply
    sanjay - the true foodie
    March 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    the presentation is so good..wanna dig right into that pudina chicken . i see you added oil towards the end.. will the gravy not taste of raw garlic n spices?

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Thank you Sanjay. To answer your question about raw smell of garlic and spices, it doesn’t smell at all. The boiling at the initial stage and bhuno-ing towards the end till the oil separates ensures the curry is absolutely fragrant. 🙂

  • Reply
    sanjay - the true foodie
    March 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    the presentation is so good..wanna dig right into that pudina chicken . i see you added oil towards the end.. will the gravy not taste of raw garlic n spices?

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Thank you Sanjay. To answer your question about raw smell of garlic and spices, it doesn’t smell at all. The boiling at the initial stage and bhuno-ing towards the end till the oil separates ensures the curry is absolutely fragrant. 🙂

  • Reply
    akriti
    April 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    wow. love this recipe

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you Akriti

  • Reply
    akriti
    April 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    wow. love this recipe

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you Akriti

  • Reply
    Tripti Tiwari
    May 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I had been craving for chicken and came across this. Pudina chicken turned out great. The simplicity and fresh herby taste are commendable!

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 16, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Tripti. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply
    Tripti Tiwari
    May 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I had been craving for chicken and came across this. Pudina chicken turned out great. The simplicity and fresh herby taste are commendable!

  • Reply
    nidhi awasthi
    June 23, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    this is such a beautiful looking chicken dish and it was too good..really tasty. i never liked mint but my son does and i made it for him.i ended up loving it. you are an amazing cook i must say.

    • Reply
      Monica
      June 24, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks for trying the recipe, Nidhi. I am glad you liked it too. 🙂

  • Reply
    nidhi awasthi
    June 23, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    this is such a beautiful looking chicken dish and it was too good..really tasty. i never liked mint but my son does and i made it for him.i ended up loving it. you are an amazing cook i must say.

    • Reply
      Monica
      June 24, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks for trying the recipe, Nidhi. I am glad you liked it too. 🙂

  • Reply
    chanchal ravi
    July 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    beautiful presentation. yummy

  • Reply
    chanchal ravi
    July 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    beautiful presentation. yummy

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