Chicken with green masala

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Winter Food

By Jill Norman

Published 2005

  • About

Green masala, made with green chillies and coriander, and sometimes mint, is a popular flavouring in Goa. Here, it is used to marinate the chicken, which is then simmered in coconut milk.


  • 50 g ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4—5 gre


Put the ginger, garlic, chillies, coriander and salt to taste into a food processor and blend to a paste with a little lemon juice or water. Cut the chicken pieces in half, or in three if very large, put them into a bowl and coat them with the masala paste. Cover and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large, preferably nonstick, frying pan and fry the pieces of c