Sunday 23 March 2014

Mint Chicken (Pudina Chicken) / Mint Chicken Masala - Indian Style

This is a simple and also a delicious semi dry chicken preparation flavored with mint; which I learned from my mom. Every body in my family loved this. Try this out and enjoy!

Serves - 3 to 4 persons


Chicken - ½ kg
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1(finely chopped)

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ¾ - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - ½ - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To Grind:
Mint leaves - 1 handful
Green chilies  - 2

For Seasoning:
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Cloves -  3
Bay leaf - 1

Grind mint leaves and green chilies by adding little water into fine paste ; keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; add cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf .

After it crackles, add the finely chopped onions.  Saute till the colour changes after that add tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.

Fry till the tomato melts.   Add little water, if it sticks to the pan.

Now add the chicken; mix well.   Add ½  cup of water and  close the pan with a lid;  allow to cook till the chicken is half done.

Now add the grounded mint paste and allow to cook till the chicken becomes soft and the mixture becomes thick in consistency.

At last add pepper powder ; mix well and switch off the gas..

Serve hot as a accompaniment to rice or with any Indian flat breads( roti, naan or chapathi)


We are adding red chilli powder, pepper powder and also green chillies for spicy; so adjust according to your taste.

For variation you can grind one handful of coriander leaves along with mint.

Adjust the water quantity according to the consistency you prefer.


  1. Yummy and flavourful pudina chicken.

  2. nice instructions and really tempting

  3. absolutely flavorful chicken... the new format of the blog looks really good... :)

  4. So flavourful chicken preparation. Mint goes well with meat preparations. A finger licking recipe.

  5. Looks delicious!!! poornima

  6. Very flavorful and delicious pudina chicken :)

  7. Very delicious and absolutely aromatic chicken, such an inviting dish.

  8. Ohhh drooling here... Simply great... Very new dish tome...

  9. I can smell the mint on chicken!!!! looking so delicious!!! Do visit

  10. Tried out and came out very well👍 Suited more with Basmati Rice.


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