It’s the winter season. A great time to enjoy green leafy vegetables. So here comes, hariyali chicken recipe.

How many of you love the greens? Specifically speaking of the herbs. Herbs like coriander leaves, Mint leaves, and Fenugreek leaves.

Do you wish to have a recipe on your table loaded with green herbs along with chicken? Thus adding immense nutrition to your meal.

Or finding a challenge to make a single recipe that gives you the benefits of many greens. Then You must definitely try the yummy hariyali chicken recipe.

What is Hariyali Chicken?

Chicken Hariyali recipe or Hariyali Murg is mostly made in the kitchen of NORTHERN INDIA. It has the health benefits of the widely used green herbs in many Indian recipes. So, this yummy chicken recipe is a gravy dish. Major ingredients are coriander, mint, and fenugreek leaves. Plus ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder, and some other ingredients.

There are a lot more hariyali recipes. Meaning many other dishes that use the magic of green herbs to make different delights. Like, hariyali chicken tikka, harayali chicken seekh kababs, harayali chaap, harayali biryani, and harayali chawal.

Health benefits of green herbs used in Hariyali chicken

Coriander, mint and fenugreek leaves are very healthy for humans’ digestive systems. They are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and are anti inflammatory too.

Corainder leaves health benefits:

  • Helps in controlling cholesterol levels
  • Good for patients of diabetes
Hariyali Chicken Recipe
Coriander leaves

Mint leaves health benefits:

  • Rich in nutrients, beneficial for cold symptoms
  • Cures bad breath

Hariyali Chicken Recipe
Mint leaves

Fenugreek leaves health benefits:

  • A strong antioxidant, helpful in mouth ulcers
  • Prevents anemia
Hariyali Chicken Recipe
Fenugreek leaves

Harayali Chicken Recipe


  • 500 gm chicken
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • garlic paste 1 tsp
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp dhania powder
  • 1/4th tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted and grinded cumin seeds
  • 1/3 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves
  • a handful of cilantro leaves
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cardamoms (small)
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon stick


Grind all the greens leaves along with green chilly into a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, chopped onions, cinnamon stick, cardamoms, ginger-garlic paste, yogurt, and all other spices dry spices. Fry all this well for about 5-6 minutes. Next will go the green paste that’ll make this recipe rich in greens. Add little water to this gravy and cook with a covered lid for 5 minutes. Remove the lid stir it a bit. ( do all these steps on medium flame).

Once the gravy is ready, now add the chicken pieces to it. Add a cup of water to it to a make the chicken cook completely. Cover it and then cook for 10-15 minutes. Keep flipping the chicken and stirring the gravy in between. Once the chicken is cooked well, turn off the flame. Add lemon juice and garnish it with some crushed dry fenugreek leaves. To take this dish to next level add the magic of charcoal flavor to it.

Hariyali Chicken Recipe
Hariyali chicken ready to be served

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