Dig into a delicious curry that’s indulgent, yet healthy!
As winter sets in, warm, comforting dishes come out! Whether it is spooning in some delicious soup or having a comforting curry and rice combo, all we want to do is laze around with an equally lazy, indulgent meal. This means a meal with not too many ingredients and not that much effort, but with all of the flavour!
While we, at Licious, have already experimented with a quick chicken curry recipe here’s another dish that can be made quickly but is also power-packed with nutrients: hariyali chicken curry!
What is Hariyali Chicken?
Hariyali literally translates to green. So hariyali chicken is chicken coated in a green sauce, typically made with coriander and mint. It is a Punjabi dish, so it is meant to be hearty, rich and all-round yummy!
In this recipe, we have a healthy addition to the green sauce: spinach! The spinach offers a slight acidity to the dish and adds to the overall robust flavour of the dish. Bonus: the nutritional value of the dish rises up with the spinach’s many nutrients, such as calcium, folate, lutein and vitamin E.
Simple tricks to cooking up a quick Hariyali Chicken Curry (or any curry, for that matter)
1) Blend your curry base first and then cook it
When you’re rushing to make a quick curry, there’s no time to do the usual “fry the onions and toast the spices” technique. Which is why you toss all that you need into the blender and then cook the entire mixture, saving you one whole step in your cooking process. If you’re doing this, make sure to use ground spices while blending, not whole spices.
2) Use boneless chicken
This may seem obvious, but while bone-in pieces of chicken provide a more meaty flavour to the curry, it takes longer to cook through. In this recipe, you can either use boneless chicken breast or thigh pieces.
Pro-tip: the fresher the chicken, the tastier the dish! Order fresh chicken from Licious and cook up a delicious Hariyali Chicken Curry. If you use this recipe and liked it, let us know down in the comments below! We’d love to hear additional tips and tricks from you, too.
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