Gorge on this healthy green chicken curry

Green chicken curry
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Who wouldn’t love a nice chicken dinner – be it fried, grilled, baked, broasted or curried? Talking of flavours, we have the Lebanese, Turkish, Thai, Lankan, Arabian and, of course, the Kozhikodan versions of chicken. Not to be left out are the popular buys like the garlic mayo, sweet chilli, hot peri peri, barbecue, smoky, wraps, fillet and nugget varieties.

But not all can be tempted to try these out for fear of those nagging ailments caused by bad cholesterol and high blood pressure. For all those who chicken out of rich chicken dishes, here’s one low on fat and cholesterol. Grab it and go for it.

Click here to read this recipe in Malayalam

Ingredients

1.

1 cup boneless chicken

2.

1 bunch of pudina (mint) leaves

1 clove garlic

1 green chilli

1 small bunch of coriander leaves

3.

3 drops of lime extract

4.

2 tsp olive oil

5.

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

6.

1 onion chopped finely

7.

1 tsp jeerakam (cumin) powdered

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

8.

1 tomato finely chopped

9.

Salt as required

10.

Khus khus (poppy seeds) as required

Preparation

Wash and clean chicken and leave to drain

Grind ingredient no 2, pour in the lime extract

Rub it on the chicken and set aside for 30 minutes

Saute ginger-garlic paste in olive oil

Add onion and saute again

When the onion turns light brown, add ingredient no 4 and saute on a low flame

Add tomato and continue to saute till the raw smell leaves the pan

When the oil separates and surfaces, add the marinated chicken and salt

Cover and cook

Once it is done, mix with ground khus khus.

Notes

Ingredients that could help in bringing down the cholesterol levels: 1. Olive oil has monounsaturated fatty acid 2. Garlic: Alicin, a compound, in it has medicinal properties 3. Pudina and coriander leaves have fibre and beta carotene 4. Tomato: Lycopene, a natural chemical , has cancer-fighting properties.

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