Green Chicken Curry

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
25 min
40 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 2 small bunches cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped, 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves, coarsely chopped, 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 -inch piece ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water, plus 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 1 3/4 pounds, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon malt vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt, whisked until smooth
  • Cooked basmati rice or warm naan bread, for serving
  • Add the cilantro, mint, red onion, garlic, ginger, and salt, and pepper, to taste, to a food processor or blender. Puree on high until smooth. With the processor running, add about 1/4 cup water, and blend until the mixture is the consistency of a thick paste, a.k.a. "masala". Set aside.

  • In a large pot or deep skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, until golden brown.

  • Add the spices and cook for 30 seconds. Pour the masala mixture into skillet and cook, stirring often until it deepens in color and aroma. You'll know it's ready when it looks shiny, little droplets of oil will appear on the surface, and the masala will hold together as a cohesive mass.

  • Add the chicken, coating every piece in the masala and stirring often. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, so that the masala really adheres to the chicken. Add about 1 1/2 cups water, just enough to cover the chicken, and the vinegar. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken is tender and sauce has thickened slightly, about 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in the yogurt. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish and serve over rice or with warm naan bread.

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Excellent. I added some habanero powder for a little kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent and so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was delicious. I added about half the water the recipe calls for and thought it was perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so delicious! I mean seriously great! To all you new home cooks and new ethnic eaters PLEASE take the advice if you want to try a great new dish: -Do NOT use water (clearly it'll add no flavor at all, try veggie/chicken/beef stock -Do NOT use the quantity of water (I used a total of 1cup veggie stock -get a good toast on the spices to enhance the flavor -be DARING with the spices (I used 1teaspoon of garam masala, I LOVE it -really cook the moisture out of the masala paste. (It shouldn't be watery at all -I cooked the paste longer to ensure the moisture was out I don't eat meat so I used egg plant & potatoes then flaked salmon ontop AFTER I finished cooking it. Served it with naan bread. No utensils needed lol dig in with those fingers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum yum yum! Made this on a last minute whim and LOVED it. Always looking for fun ways to cook chicken. Made mild for hubby and spiced up my serving. Changes made: used chicken breasts, cut in chunks. Used dried mint and parsley, only because I was totally unprepared to make this recipe. Flavorful, tender, and fab!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aarti: Thanks a lot for this tasty recipe. If i may be allowed to make some commentaries, i´d modify the recipe as follows to reduce recipe preparation time, increase meat yield and quality: After masala preparation: Varnish the chicken with an adherent, coat every piece in the masala, stirr for about 2 minutes and remove from heat. Add about 1 1/2 cups water to the remaining masala and the vinegar.boil until the sauce has thickened slightly , and then add the seared chiken for about 5 minutes. Please let me know your comments, Thanks, Enrique item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unfortunately, I can say nothing positive. I would not reccomend using 1 1/2 cup of water, it tuns the masala into green mush. The chicken did not absorb the flavor, this recipe was a disaster and I ended up throwing my portion out, while my guest added mint chutney and graciously ate the food as it was visible I was very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was alright. It's certainly a very mild indian curry dish. The sauce seems to be lacking something, but I haven't cooked enough Indian dishes to know what is missing. I've made it several times and will probably make again, but not very often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was soo good. I used lemon instead of vinegar (still get the acidic taste. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil because most curries have coconut in them. I used chicken stock instead of water. Delicious.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
as in earlier review, this was a big miss. i too had an amazing result with the chicken tikka and was hoping this would be the same success. missing alot, just tasted like a very bland chutney or saag or something...nothing good bout it at all. really you shouldnt waste your time on this one. gonna try all her other recipes though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Huge hit at my house, my husband wished he had some Jalapeno Chutney to mix with it, and that would have been great, but don't know how to make that. However it is a dish the WHOLE family said I would have to make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
kinda bland; not sure what it's missing. and i am not a "heat spice" person, so it's rare i need more spice or heat item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a total miss unfortunately. I had such high expectations for it, especially after seeing the number of great reviews and succeeding with Aarti's Tikka Masala recipe. I followed the recipe strictly and the end result was a watery, undercooked bland mess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! I tried it yesterday, and my hubby and I loved it! It is very similar to the Goan (Indian west coast green chicken curry, and very similar ingredients used except for the yogurt. I am a Goan and I grew up with this curry and believe me with a bit of Aarti's clever tweaks to it tastes the bestl!! I am never going back to my old recipe!! this was full of flavour and had just the right consistency, silky smooth, not watery. However, I did a few changes though after reading the reviews, which said the curry came out watery. 1I put in the food processor, the cilantro, mint, red onion, garlic, ginger, a bit of salt and pepper with a bit of olive oil, instead of water just to make it into a paste. This way the flavor is not diluted by the water. 2 When cooking the chicken, I added only about 1 cup of water instead of 1 and 1/2 cup and cooked with the lid closed.(this keeps the flavours in and also keeps water from evaporating Rest of the recipe was the same. Thanks Aarti!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've had a lot of curry, every kind imaginable. This is by far the best curry I have ever had. I would cut down the water though, half it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked it today but it was too watery! water must be half less! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with most of the commentaries. While making the curry I realized it didn't need more water, so I just didn't add it. I am glad I did it, it turned out really good. I don't know much about Indian food, but many of the flavors remind me of my home, so I look forward to try other recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is great and is a milder masala than other Indian dishes. It is very fresh tasting and the flavors blend together very well. I would recommend using rice (basmati as the texture of the masala is perfect for holding onto the rice and the proportions of sauce, chicken, and rice is very balanced. I would recommend either using a little less water or simmering the dish for a longer time to reduce the amount of water and concentrate the flavors. Adding more spices than what the recipe calls for is an option as well. Also remember that the raw chicken contains water that will add more liquid to the sauce, so adjust accordingly. If you prefer to have a dish that is spicier and has more of a kick or heat, I would recommend adding a Serrano pepper. However, this is not necessary, and keep in mind that this recipe does contain red onions and fresh ginger that provides a little bit of a bite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lacked flavor and was extremely thin for a chicken curry. Wouldn't be bad, but needs more spice and less water. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so scared making it. The word curry just freaks me out. The dish turned out great though. I doubled the amount of spices based on the comments and used 1 cup of chicken stock instead of all the water added to the dish. I would use even less stock next time, only because I don't eat rice so there was nothing to really soak up the sauce. I served it with roasted cauliflower, it was perfect together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe twice. I found the sauce to be too watery. I was looking for more flavor. I followed the recipe exactly. Liked it but didn't love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy. I used chicken breast, chicken broth instead of water and added a squeeze of lemon juice after mixing in the yoghurt (highly reccomend this as it brightens up the flavor. We had it with roasted carrots, cauliflower and potatoes tossed in olive oil and garam marsala, brown rice and Trader Joe's lime-chilie cashews. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first recipe from Aarti we tried. We cooked it while the Next Food Network star was on air. What a wonderful dish! So aromatic with deep rich flavor. We have made it many times and it always comes out perfect. We were so rooting for Aarti to win, and so glad she did. Thank you Aarti. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making curry and it was a success! My husband who claims to not like Indian food even loved it. I did substitute chicken stock for the 1.5 cups of water and used boneless skinless chicken breast instead of thighs. It was very flavorful and I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had such high hopes for this one, based on the reviews. I'm sorry, but we have to give this one thumbs down. We live in Pennsylvania Dutch country, so I'm embarrassed to say, we've never had curry before. So maybe is was the lack of familiarity that caused the problem, but...... Everything started out fine. The kitchen smelled great as we made the curry sauce. (is it called sauce?) The problem came when we added the "water to cover". Water does not any flavor to anything. Ever. By the time the chicken was cooked through, the sauce had not thickened. It was a thin, soupy mess, and the entire dish tasted like, water! All that great flavor was washed out by the massive amount of water. I'll bet this dish would be much better with a change in technique. We plan to try other curry recipes, because we're thinking it can be really good if done right. But this recipe did not work as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! This recipe is amazing. I added cayenne pepper. It works great with medallions of pork tenderloin as well! I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made the recipe for the first time tonight, It is the best green curry i tried and my husband tried it for the first time ever and he liked it a lot. I added some more garam masala at the end, and some cayenne pepper for some heat. Served it with basmati rice and garlic naan. Yummy!!! Thanks Aarti. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you have never cooked any type of curry this is a great place to start. This recipe is very very easy and the end result has always been good. Just becarefull not to over cook the chicken because then it can get tough. What I have done with this receipe is to cook the chicken in the masala, then I remove the chicken just before its done. Once the masala is done cooking then I will add the chicken back in to finish up. This is how I make sure I don't over cook the chicken. I'm sure its not the right way but it works for me, and everyone I have made this for have raved about Aarti's Green Chicken Curry. Thanks Aarti item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! We love Indian food but I've felt intimidated about making it. Thanks to Aarti, I feel much more confident about it now. This recipe was easy and well written. My picky-eater children both ate a small helping! Next time I will use chicken broth -- and probably less than 1-1/2 cups. The Thai chilis sound like a good idea too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrible ! I had to get rid of the bitter taste of the gravy by using a lot of sour cream. Even yougurt could get get rid of the taste. I would not recommed it to first time curry makers. They'll complete hate indian food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this without the coriander and malt vinegar and it was still great! Since it was just two of us, I halved all the ingredients except the spices, which I used in original amounts.( I love spicy food!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious and easy to prepare. There are a couple of changes I'll make next time - a little less water and add some heat. The good news is, it's worth making over and over again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This curry is wonderful! The flavor is great but not that spicy - next time I will add the Thai chilis that another reviewed recommended. Also, I cheated and used ground ginger and chicken breasts which worked out fine. The 1.5 cups water at the the end is a little much, either use less or simmer for longer than the 25 minutes. I served it with naan which scooped up the curry perfectly! Lastly, this recipe served two hungry adults with one serving of leftovers, not the "4 to 6" people advised. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tasted like an authentic Indian dish from a NYC restaurant. I served it with Guy Fieri's Bollywood Basmati rice. Like other reviewers, I substituted chicken broth for the water and had wonderful results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good! i didn't have mint so i used parsley. also, instead of yogurt, i added coconut milk at the end and let simmer more. it was fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was my first home cooking Indian experience and overall I was pleased. The flavors were balanced and the onion and ginger mellowed nicely. I would DEF recommend serving this with Naan, because the sauce is yummy and there was plenty left over to soak up. I am used to making Thai curries and I do have to say I missed the sweet factor I usually get with the pineapple and coconut milk, but this was a zesty and fresh dinner that still satisfied. One could add crushed red pepper for some more heat if desired. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great curry layers and layers of flavour. Used the recommendation to use chicken broth vs water and very please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was AWESOME!!! I will make this again and again- everyone was raving about this!! Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this twice so far, and it's such a great dish! I like to serve it over pine nut couscous. I will follow the suggestion next time of a previous reviewer by brushing a little olive oil on the naan bread and heating it under the broiler for a couple minutes. Looking forward to that. When I first made this, I was a bit skeptical it would turn out so great because the mint and cilantro puree smelled so strong, and I thought it would be too minty. But in the end, it all works out beautifully. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely use chicken broth instead of water. Otherwise, this will have a lot of good spices, but it will taste like something is missing. Broth definitely gives it that filling body you are looking for. I also added a little more of all the spices. This is restaurant quality curry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, however, to jazz it up, I used chicken broth instead of water and coconut milk instead of yogurt. Added carrots, green peppers peas and potatoes during last 10 minutes....FABULOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We really enjoyed preparing this dish. Please check out my review on my blog at item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like Indian food, but never really tried to make it myself. But since I planted some herbs and veggies in the backyard, I'm into eating fresh and cooking from scratch. I'm glad I tried this recipe, it'll be one of my favorite curry dish and the color is amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my favorite recipes so far out of all the ones I've tried from food network. The aroma while it was cooking was amazing, it really filled the house and everyone in the family was coming in every two minutes asking me when we'd be able to eat. It was very warm and flavorful, and I was glad that there wasn't too much heat to it since my family isn't used to eating very spicy foods. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love Aarti. We enjoyed watching her progress on the Next Food Network Star and were so happy when she won. My husband and I love Indian food, but our kids are just mild fans. But since Aarti's been on the air I've decided to try each of her recipes the week after we watch her show. So far, we have loved everything. Tonight's dinner was no exception. Thanks Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved the flavors!! NExt time will try it with a white fish insted of chicken. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am huge fan of Indian food, but never attempted to make it until now. I could tell when the sauce started to heat up and the house started to smell that it was going to be delicious and I was not disappointed. I had 9 lady friends over for dinner and they all raved about the freshness of this dish. The only thing I added were some Thai chili's to add some heat. I cannot wait to make it again. I'm looking forward to more Indian recipes from Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This may be the finest recipe yet from Aarti. Lots of flavor, very aromatic and pleasing to the palate! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is as mild of a curry dish as you will find. Add additional spices or curry powder to get some heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had this with brown basmati rice and it was just delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great introduction into Indian spices. It isn't too spicy, but has a lot of warm heat. We had to add more salt and pepper for taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely incredible! I loved the flavor and it was very easy to make!!! I am thoroughly excited about Aarti's new show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic recipe by Aarti! Since many of the comments stated the recipe was a little bland for those who enjoy Indian food regularly, I upped the ante on the spices. I added 10 small green chiles to the masala mixture, added 8 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp chilli powder. I also changed the spice mixtures to... 2 heaping teaspoons of cumin, 1 heaping teaspoon of groun coriander, 3/4 teaspoon of garam masala and tumeric powder. I also seared the chicken in a nonstick pan with 2 tablespoons of the masala mixture before adding it the pot. And as another reviewer suggested, i added a teaspoon of the masala mix to the yogurt to help smooth it out. I served ithe curry with some "Deep" frozen tandoori naan. This recipe was a huge hit and even my mother liked it! (my biggest food critic!!!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love paneer I make a paneer at home. so those who want to try the pizza with paneer here is the recipe. 1.33 litre whole milk (or one bag from the 4 litre milk) 1tbsp of vinegar. 1 muslin cloth(or hankerchief) Bring the milk to boil in a pan, stir it frequently to prevent it from burning. Remove from heat and add vinegar( the milk will curdle). If the Milk doesn't curdle then keep on adding few drops of vinegar until it does. After couple minute the Milk should form lumps and the water should seperate. Allow it to cool for couple minutes. Strain through the muslin cloth. When the liquid is mostly drained out, lift the cloth by the corners and twist to squeeze out remaining liquid. After the water is drained. Fold the muslin cloth over the paneer and make an even rectangle or a round shape.Put the cloth on a cutting board and then cover it with something heavy like a book. After couple hours the paneer will be ready and then refrigerate it if you want to use it the next day. I am not very good at writing recipes but I hope this will help. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is flavorful, warm and easy to make. I served it with Kashi Pilaf and it added a nice, nutty flavor. The recipe makes enough for 3. I served it to 2 and it saves well for the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved, loved, loved this curry! I just couldn't believe how well rounded all the flavors ended up. I did the exact recipe except I used chicken ***** (cut in half for thinner pieces brown basmati and whole wheat Naan bread. I brushed the Naan with olive oil and rubbed with a clove of garlic and put under the broiler for about 2 min a side to warm alongside the curry. Just fabulous (my three year old ate her whole plate! -Way to go Aarti, I was rooting for you from the beginning and can't wait to watch your show!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The aroma generated during the preparation of this dish filled the house with an exotic atmosphere. Clear instructions made it easy to prepare. However, the chicken thighs generated more fat in the pan than I anticipated. To avoid diluting the flavor of the yogurt sauce, I added some spice mixture (drained of chicken fat) to the whipped yogurt (in a small bowl) and used it as a sauce at the table. I served two chicken thighs with a popover and it was a filling meal for two diners. A fantastic recipe created in the short time allowed during the competition episode. I'll be an avid viewer of Aarti Parti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Indian food is not one of my favorites but Aarti has won me over with this recipe! This is wonderful! I made it late tonight and even though I had dinner and it was 11pm I had to eat some. I stopped myself before I ate too much before going to bed. I just love it!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never made anything that I have seen off of Food Network before. For some reason, Aarti has inspired me to try new things because she makes cooking indian food accessible for those of us who have never really had it before. Other reviewers complain that there is not enough heat in this dish, but Aarti's concept is to bring in indian flavors into American dishes-- this also means the average American's palette. I hate spicy dishes, and this recipe was absolutely perfect to me. It's also amazing that such a healthy dish can taste so amazing! I substituted the whole milk yogurt with 0% greek yogurt-- so there's herbs, spices, vegetables, chicken, yogurt with a touch of vinegar-- can't get much healthier than that, and SO amazing. I will DEFINITELY be tuning in week after week to see what she comes up with next! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never really had this type of food before, but watching Aarti totally inspired me. I just made this recipe and WOW was it good. Like others I used chicken breasts and I was so bummed I forgot the yogurt at the store so I used 8 oz. of cream cheese to thicken.....soooo good. Next time I make it, I'll make sure I get the yogurt. I know it would have given it a little more tang. I'm so glad you won Aarti.....keep the recipes coming! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First, I made this dish and served it just as Aarti did on the episode of The Next Food Network Star. It makes for a great weeknight dinner, it's easy and fairly fast, about 40 minutes with prep time. The thing I loved about it was the flavor even with all the cilantro the mint could still be tasted. I didn't care for it being served in a bowl. I felt it was difficult cutting the chicken in that environment. I also felt that the chicken itself could have used a little more texture. So i will definitely make this one again but the next time I will cut the chicken more into bite size pieces and seer it in a pan and get a crunch on it before putting it in the very yummy curry sauce. The other thing I did was I embellished the naan bread. After I heated it up I rubbed it with a garlic clove. Then I melted a little bit of butter and put just a touch of garam masala in it and brushed it on the naan bread. It gave iot some more flavor that warm bread and it also allowed a second chance to bring in one of the seasonings thati's in the chicken dish. I felt it brought the whole thing together. Congrats Aarti!!!!! I'm really glad you won! I love to eat the type of food you are going to be cooking and I hope I get to cook a lot more of your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have watched The Next Food Network Star since it started and never felt compelled to cook the food of any of the participants during the show. This is the second recipe I made of Aarti's and it was fabulous. The sauce has depth of flavor with a nice balance of flavors too. My husband, son and I literally wiped the plate and skillet clean. I finished with a lite sour cream instead of yogurt and it worked fine. This was a wonderful meal. Thank you and God Bless you Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight to celebrate Aarti's win. It was very aromatic and flavorful. My kids enjoyed dipping their naan into the sauce. I only had about 1/4 c of mint leaves in my herb garden but that was just the right amount in my opinion. I could taste and smell mint, but it wasn't overwhelming...just right! Delicous with Epicurious' INDIAN RICE. We made naan on the grill with our favorite pizza dough. One fantastic meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is wonderful, healthy and a breeze to make. I tried it once, my husband and son loved it. I am a student so making huge meals that heat up well are what I live for. Aarti is amazing and I have wanted to cook indian food since I was a kid. I love the dish and will keep on making her recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like Arti's personality and I LOVE Indian food. This is the first recipe I made of Arti's. I followed the instructions to a T though I raised an eyebrow at the amount of mint she requires. I thought it was excessive but after reading all the rave reviews, I just went with it. It tastes....ok. It wasn't completely horrible, but I won't be making it again. Like the other lady said, it was sort of bland. I like my Indian food with a little more bite to it. The mint was just too much. I'm disappointed, but not giving up. I'm going to try out another recipe, with less mint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really hope Arti wins, the network really needs someone who can teach the rest of us how to cook Indian food...and so far Aarti truly has inspired me. I made this dish for my husbands birthday tonight. I put in chicken breast instead of thighs and added broth instead of water...turned out delicious...I could make this again tomorrow since I didn't make enough leftovers! Even if for some reason Aarti does not win she should also have a show, or I hope someone else snatches her up...!! bring it on Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this at home tonight and loved every bite! Aarti inspired me to go to my local grocery store, buy some loose curry powder from a bin (it was only $1.05 for a decent amount!), and the other ingredients as well. Normally, I would pass by the spices without even noticing the curry, to be quite honest - as it's just not a spice that I keep in my pantry...but Aarti inspired me to try new and bold flavors and it paid off tonight. I'll be on the lookout for more great recipes so I can put the rest of the aromatic curry to good use! Good job, and thanks Aarti! :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me and my whole family loved this recipe. I watch Next food network start just bcuz of Artie. Her dishes look so good, I try most of her recipes. I hope we get someone who cooks Indian food on Food Network.. Good Luck Artie item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like Aarti a lot and love Indian food. I loved the freshness of this dish but my husband and I prefer much more spice. It was good and I will make it again with my own little twist of more spice. Good luck on the show!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so much fun to make with some friends over and even inspired the birth of "The Supper Club" between us and 2 other couples! The way this recipe starts it is just such a joy to see it turn into something totally unexpected and DELICIOUS! I had never made a curry without the use of curry powder or paste and it was such an amazing experience! Totally delicious and a definite winner!! Just like Aarti! You go girl! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved this recipe so much we just had it for dinner again. Twice in one week! I've enjoyed all the recipes that I've tried from Aarti (3 so far) and I want more. The flavor of the chicken was wonderful and the recipe was easy to follow. Our local Whole Foods has a good Indian food section and now I'm beginning to learn what to do with all those interesting spices. Bring it on home Aarti, I want to watch your show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy and delicious! As I was preparing it, the kitchen smelled heavenly! My kids loved it too....they want it again, and soon! I'm so happy that Aarti has taken a style of cooking that can be somewhat intimidating, and made it into something that anyone can do! We love you Aarti, and we've wanted you to win the competition from the beginning!! The Food Network channel needs someone who has a cool accent that's easy to listen to, warm and bubbly, and takes ordinary food and makes it really fun to cook AND eat....we believe that someone is YOU!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THis was great. Perfect for my limited Indian pantry. Easy to make and fantastic to taste. My family loved it so much that there were no leftovers, just gone in one sitting. I'm making this again tonight doubled and its only been one week since we've had it. Love you Artri!!! I cant't wait until you win and I have new recipies a everyday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know what happened. For some reason the recipe called for mint and I interpreted as parsley. But it turned out great! I will try it with mint next time but it was really delicious with parsley. And its healthy. Also, I think we are going to try cauliflower instead of chicken to make it a nice veggie dish. I hope Aarti wins since I would love to see her show and try out more of her recipes! Food Network needs someone to do Indian inspired dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made exactly as written. Oops - used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs, but *otherwise* :D This was so fantastic - couldn't have been more pleased!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I rated this a 5 because I want foodnetwork to have an Indian food authourity and I think Aarti could be it. I made this recipe just now, and I used tired spices as most kitchens probably have, and it was good but weak on flavor. After having read the other reviews I added 1 serrano chile and 1 thai chile to the masala. I did not have garam masala and couldn't find it at the store so I substituted curry powder. This was my first time to try making Indian food. The dish was fine, no complaints, it's decent food. But you will want to add more spices or heat to your preference. I think she could improve on the recipe for public consumption. Maybe foodnetwork could provide only tired spices to the contestants to reflect the more normal family kitchen. And describe what is in garam masala, I think I could have made it my self if I had the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is one of the best indian recipes i have ever made, its so flavorful and complex, we used about 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt as we went so it wasnt bland at all. We also used chicken breast. So tasty and deff. will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been wanting to try this one ever since the show aired and I made it tonight and it got absolutely rave reviews. This was my first experiment with Indian food and spices and it didn't disappoint us at all. I thought the spice level was just perfect...any hotter and my husband would not have liked it. It was just a lovely, warm comforting flavor, and served over a really fluffy basmati rice pilaf it was just delightful. The ONLY thing I changed was that I used about a cup of chicken broth instead of all water, only because I had a carton that needed to be used up. I honestly hope Aarti wins the show, because her recipes have been the most interesting to me of all of the contestants. Keep up the good work girl! I love your personality and this dish was amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised by the layers of flavors in this curry. My family loved it. I will agree with some of the other reviewers. If you make it just like the recipe, it is not very spicy. I don't really like spicy food so it was perfect for me. I am interested in trying some of her other dishes. I hope she wins, she is such a delight to watch every week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think great recipes provide foundations for all of us to add/subtract to personalize them. This was one of that. Thanks, Aarti. This was a great summer dinner recipe, with refreshing aroma of mint and cilantro. We thought it needed a bit more heat, so I added a bit of caynne pepper. I needed a bit more body, so I added 1/2 C of Japanese sake to 1C of water, instead of 11/2 C of water. Because my husband is a vegetarian, we used a can of navy beans, instead of chicken. Although it sounds like I changed a bit of Aarti's recipe, it came out really good. Hope she will show us how to make home-made Naan bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so excited to try this recipe out. It has a very interesting base, more along the lines of an Indian mint chutney. It turned out delicious!! I read several comments that the dish lacked flavor. I think what it comes down to is the amount of spices you use. She has listed a small amount of each spice (probably to make sure it doesn't overpower the judges). If you increase the spices (coriander, cumin etc) it'll pack a real punch. Also I added chili powder to mine, as my finance loves spicy food. It turned out great. Kudos to Aarti. I've made a few of her recipes on her blog, and allll of them have gotten rave reviews from my friends & family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this gravy. My husband and I are vegetarians so we used the gravy and added potatoes and cauliflower instead of chicken and it was very tasty ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have eaten Indian food all across the country, (it's my favorite!), and I was very disappointed in this dish. Very bland and dull, which was surprising to me because of the various spices that were in it. It smelled wonderful while it was cooking, but unfortunately can't say the same for the taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!!!!! The flavors are very light, next time I'll back off the water a bit more to intensify the flavor. Uncooked the sauce was so aweful , I made sure I added most of the water. I too will add some chili's for an extra kick. I hope you win Aarti, I really want to learn how to cook Indian food. Indian recipes are really vague, and I don't know what to do. I love your food, I think you can deliver the goods!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
turned out fabulous, I served over jasmine with naan on the side item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was excited to make this dish. I am a very good cook and can follow a recipe, as well as do my own thing. I followed this recipe to the letter. I was not happy. It was good, but really lacked in flavor. I grow my own I don't think they were tired. I just did not care if I ate it or not. I am a fan of it has nothing to do with her, just the lack of flavor. I have to admit, I was puzzled by the comments on the show and by the reviews. Maybe something is missing from the recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This curry had a lot of flavor but was very light. We added a couple of serranos to it to give it a little extra kick and it was fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Most curries I've attempted are quite heavy and tomato-based, and this one was a nice change of pace. I added a few slices of a serrano chile to it, and I think the next time I'll add more for a little more heat. The curry is not overpowering, and it's perfect with a nice warmed piece of naan bread (if you can't find naan bread in your grocery, you can use any kind of flatbread, like pita) and some basmati rice. Great dish, one I'll add to my permanent rotation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was definitely an adventure for someone who has rarely made Indian food before. The strong smells during preparation had me convinced this would be awful, but it is delicous. When pureeing the cilantro and mint it smelled less than appetizing and then cooking the spices in the oil releases a strong smell, but the final dish is a wonderful blend of flavors. I substituted red onions for shallots and bone in thighs since I couldn't find boneless. My husband loved it and was asking for more so I'll probably double it next time so we can have leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am eleven and my favorite show is Next Food Network Star. And from the beginning Aarti was my favorite. This is the first recipe of Aarti's I have tried and I loved it. I made it tonight with my mom, and everyone in my family ate it and throughly enjoyed it, even my younger brother age 2, and my younger sister age 7. The only thing we changed about Aarti's amazing curry recipe was substituting chicken thighs- chicken breasts. Good Luck Aarti!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night and, even with subbing ingredients (e.g. white onion instead of red, chicken breasts instead of thighs) since I didn't want to go shopping and it still turned out great. Tried it with both basmati rice and naan. Definitely goes better with naan, probably because I'm used to the cilantro chutney sauce used with bready Indian snacks like samosas. But as a main dish, it's still a great one. Going to try the lamb kabab recipe next. Aarti FTW. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you GREAT to have wonderful Indian Food so good and so easy to prepare. I am from Trinidad and Tobago and cook curry all the time. My family and "American" friends love it. You have my VOTE... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this for our large extended family, some of which had never tasted Indian food before. They absolutely loved it, without reservation, including the kids! I served it with naan, Aarti's raita, and steamed rice. It was a huge hit! We all are hoping Aarti will win, so we can look forward to more fantastic recipes. She is a pleasure to watch, so happy and bubbly! I predicted that she would win at the beginning of NFNS, and I hope I'm right! God bless you, Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have watched Food Network since the beginning and you Aarti, are what we've been missing. Indian food is my new favorite cuisine and so thankful for the shows to help us novices! I've been enjoying The Spice Goddess and Indian Food Made Easy on the Cooking Channel...and have made a few of their recipes. I enjoy your style Aarti, and your recipes are treasures. This recipe is fantastic, I too was a bit worried about the mint but, all together the medley of flavors is amazing. The only variance to the recipe I did is add a serrano chili cut in half for a bit of heat and a few curry leaves that I pulled out at the end of cooking. I also used chicken breasts as that is what my family prefers. I served with naan and rice to help fill up my boys with bottomless stomachs :) Thank you for a recipe I'll be making again and again! Best of luck to you in the competition, my vote is with you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aarti, I have been looking all over to find this recipe! And I am so happy I made it! Also I have tried your recipe of lamb seekh kebabs from your channel on youtube of aarti paarti. My Hubby and I loved loved loved it!!! thank you! We wish to see more of your cooking! So we want you to win this competition. xoxo, binni item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner tonight and the entire family loved eat. I was nervous about how much mint it called for, but I could not believe the flavor it produced. The kids didn't believe me when I told them it had mint in it. The whole family is keeping our fingers crossed for you Aarti! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Indian food but have never made it because it has always seemed too complicated. I tried this recipe tonight to rave reviews from the entire family (including 3 picky kids). Aarti's POV is one that is definitely missing from the Food Network lineup and I want to try everything she makes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As an avid long-time viewer of all things Food Network, Aarti is the first person EVER to motivate me to immediately go online, grab the recipe and try it. I actually tried a recipe from the Food Network for THE FIRST TIME EVER and now I've already made 3! Her expertise and creativity is just enough outside my own comfort zone to get me cooking. To be honest, much of the current programming just re-hashes recipes and techniques I already know...Aarti brings us something new. GO AARTI! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Indian food and this recipe was delicious! Love Aarti on the show and decided to try this. Did not disappoint. I did put it in the oven though to bake for 30 minutes instead of simmering on the stove. Worked out well. Am going to try the red lentil soup next. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from southern India, and I've never had this type of curry before so I decided to try it out. It was simple and so flavorful, and of course, the color was beautiful. I really hope FN grasps this opportunity to venture out to other foods other than Italian and your typical American cuisine. I love Aarti because she makes the recipes our moms make into very simple and easy to understand recipes. By the way, Aarti, can you pleeease give us a easy recipe for homemade Naan? I have one, but it just never comes out nice and fluffy. So I ended up eating this curry with some plain basmati rice. Great job, keep it up, and I really hope you win!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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