Andhra Green Chilli Chicken Curry

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May. 26, 2022

Typically when we think of Chilli Chicken, we think of the Chinese or Indo Chinese version, and while that is absolutely delicious, this recipe is very different. With it's roots in Andhra Pradesh, this recipe uses the green chilli as it's base. Although you can't generalize Andhra cusine as it is further divided into regional cuisines - Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana. Typically the cuisine is spicy and sour.


Green chilli paste  
Onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green chillies 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Coriander leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Mint leaves 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Curry leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Oil 3 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 3 Inch
Coriander seeds 3 Teaspoon
Finely chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chopped garlic 2 Tablespoon
Chopped ginger 2 Tablespoon
Sliced green chillies 1 Tablespoon
Tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Bone in chicken 2 Pound
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Coconut milk 200 Milliliter
Fresh chopped coriander 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon



1. To make the green paste, saute the onion and green chilli, add the coriander, mint and curry leaves, a little water and grind

2. In a kadai or pot, heat some oil and saute the cumin, cinnamon and coriander seeds

3. Add the onion and saute till translucent

4. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and the chilli and saute

5. Add the tomatoes and cook for 10 - 15 mins

6. Add the chicken followed by the powdered spices and mix

7. Add all the green paste

8. Add the water to the processor and add that in

9. Mix, cover and cook for 15 - 20 mins

10. Add salt to taste and keep stirring at intervals

11. Once the chicken is tender, add the coconut milk

12. Cook for another 5 mins

13. Finally add some chopped coriander and the Garam Masala


14. Mix and serve

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4