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Microwave Indian Green Chicken Curry

Microwave Indian Green Chicken Curry is low oil and healthy and easy to cook, under 15 min.

Course Main Course
Recipe Cuisine Indian
Keyword healthy chicken curry in microwave
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 200 kcal
Author Sukanya

Recipe Ingredients

  • 800 gm Chicken
  • 1 Onion, small
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 5-6 clove Garlic
  • 50 gm Cilantro (leaves and stems)
  • 1 cup Mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt (drain the whey before using)
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 tbsp Roasted besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp Mustard oil (or other cooking oil)
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • 1-2 Dry red chillies
  • 1/2 cup Fried Onions slices
  • 1/2 tsp Methi seeds / fenugreek seeds

Recipe Instructions

  1. Wash and clean the chicken pieces. Keep aside.

  2. In a mixer jar, blitz these (onion, ginger, garlic all cut into small pieces, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, yogurt and lime juice, salt) into smooth paste.

    Green curry paste is ready.

  3. Add the above green curry paste int the chicken along with roasted chickpea flour / besan, salt and mustard oil.

    Marinate the chicken in this green curry paste for 30 min.

  4. Place the chicken along with the marination in a microwave safe bowl. Close the lid.

  5. Put the bowl in a microwave. Close the door. Set the microwave setting to 900 watt or whichever is high in your microwave.

    Set timing to 10 min or 15 min straight, if available. I can set the timing up to 10 min straight only. So I have cooked the chicken in microwave for 10 min plus then 5 min more.

    Switch on the microwave.

  6. Cook the chicken in microwave until soft and tender.

  7. Heat little oil in a tadka pan or small pan. Temper it with dry red chillies and methi seeds. Slot the methi seeds out of the oil and pour this flavoured oil over the chicken curry.

    Stir in the fried onions.

  8. Close the lid and serve after 5 min with steamed white rice or roti.

Recipe Notes

This microwave green chicken curry you can make semi gravy kind or with more gravy. If it becomes little dry -ish after microwaving it, and you need more gravy, then pour hot water in the chicken curry to adjust the consistency of the gravy.

If you add hot water in the chicken curry, you will need to adjust the seasonings too.