Hariyali Chicken | Hari Ghotra
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Hariyali Chicken

Green Chicken Tikka

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 6
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Marinade 30 mins
  • Cook 20 mins
Hariyali Chicken

Fresh minty chicken makes a delicious starter and an even better barbecue dish.

Hari says

This is also known as green chicken tikka which for me doesn't give this dish the credit it deserves. It's a wonderfully fragrant dish and one that works as a main or a starter. I like to serve this in a roti wrap with salad and a red hot chutney.

The marinade is created from fresh green coriander and mint with a little ginger and garlic that are all thrown together with some thick wholesome yoghurt. Simple to make, this is a real feel good dish thats light and delicious.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and skinned


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves and stems
  • ½ bunch fresh mint leaves,  
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 4 fresh green chillies
  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp thick Greek yogurt


  1. Clean, wash and pat dry the chicken pieces.
  2. Put the cumin seeds into a pestle and mortar and roughly crush the seeds.
  3. Place the mint, coriander, ginger, garlic, chillies, lemon juice, salt and oil into a blender and blitz to a paste.
  4. Empty this paste into a bowl and mix in the yoghurt and crushed cumin seeds.
  5. Combine the chicken and the marinade and let it sit for at least 30 minutes but overnight is better.
  6. Cook in the oven at 180°C for 25 minutes or on the barbecue for about 10-15 minutes until cooked through.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)4.6
of which saturates (g)1.0
Carbohydrates (g)1.7
of which sugars (g)0.7
Fibre (g)0.1
Protein (g)13
Salt (mg)1.1
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (4)

  • rakhiinindia.in


    08 July 2017 at 11:05 |
    I am very excited to know new things. like this one, i was unaware of Hariyali Chicken recipe So thank you for the blog.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      10 July 2017 at 07:40 |
      My pleasure thanks so much


  • Bev Somervell

    Bev Somervell

    03 May 2017 at 09:17 |
    What happens to the cumin seeds in this recipe....I can see no mention of them after the crushing bit at the beginning ? I assume they are added to the paste ? Just wondering ?


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      03 May 2017 at 10:31 |
      Hi Bev, many thanks this has been amended! Hari


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