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The Flavorful Mint Chicken Curry Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Curry, curry, Dinner, mint, Quick and Easy
Servings 3
Author Bushra Waheed


  • 500 gm boneless chicken breast
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1- inch piece of ginger
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil


  • Cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces.
  • In a blender, Make a smooth paste of yogurt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger and garlic.
  • Take it out in a mixing bowl, Add lemon juice, cumin powder, coriander powder, cayene powder and salt. Give it a good stir and get the chicken pieces coated evenly.
  • Marinate chicken at least for 30 minutes to blend flavors.You can marinade the chicken for a few hours or even overnight. If you really are in a rush, you can even cook the chicken straight away
  • Cover the bowl tightly with clingfilm.
  • Heat oil in a deep wok or pan.
  • Then add the marinated chicken along with the marination.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Chicken will release lot of juices. So, after 10 minutes cook the chicken on its own juices for another 15 minutes or until it becomes tender.
  • If curry becomes dry add a splash of water.
  • Increase the flame and cook on high flame for 2-3 minutes until curry is thickened.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning and turn off the flame. (Do not over cook)
  • Dish it out and Serve Mint Chicken Curry with Rice.