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nilgiri chicken

Nilgiri Chicken

Nilgiri Chicken - This chicken dish looks as good as it is healthy and tasty. Nilgiris meaning Blue Mountains.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Nilgiri Chicken
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 647kcal
Author: Sumith Babu
Cost: £5


  • 750 gms chicken on bone (cut into medium sized pieces)
  • turmeric powder
  • coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 6 tbsp yogurt
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cherry tomatoes (for garnish)
  • 1 ginger (julienne for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt (to taste)

For paste

  • 1 blanched spinach (bunch)
  • 1 fresh mint leaves (chopped (bunch)
  • fresh coriander leaves (hopped) (bunch)
  • 2 green chillies (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut


  • For the paste, put spinach, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, fennel seeds and coconut with a little water in a mixer jar and grind to a fine paste.

  • Finely chop onions. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan; add cloves and onions and sauté for a minute.

  • Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chicken and salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes. Add the ground paste and mix well.

  • Add yogurt and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.

  • Transfer Nilgiri chicken into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with ginger and tomatoes.


Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg