Hariyali Chicken Changezi | Mughlai Hariyali Chicken Changezi

Mughlai cuisine is known for its rich flavors of spices, nuts, and creamy gravies. Chicken Changezi is one such delicious, rich and creamy dish. I have already shared the recipe for lip-smacking Mughlai Chicken Changezi. A mildly spiced, creamy, rich, and flavorful recipe that goes well with Naan, Paratha, or Steamed Rice, or Jeera Rice.
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My today’s post- Hariyali Chicken Changezi is inspired from my Chicken Chnagezi recipe and one should definitely try this recipe. And yes, please try this dish on weekends only followed by an afternoon nap. 😉 Just Kidding! This could be perfect for any weekday lunch or dinner if you have a little extra time. Serve this delicious meal once in a while and enjoy. 🙂
For making this mouthwatering Hariyali Chicken Changezi recipe, other than regular ingredients you will need coriander leaves, mint leaves, and green chilies. That’s it! Use fresh and little more coriander and mint leaves to give the gravy a nice color or you can use green food color too. And, if you do not want to use the food color and then use spinach water to give a nice green color. Anyway, the taste matters the most! <3
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Pair this Hariyali Chicken Changezi with any Indian flatbread or steamed rice. Serve some onion rings and lemon wedges on the side and make it a completely delicious meal.  Do let me know if you give this recipe a try. I would love to hear from you guys.
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Serves 4
Ingredients:
For Green Paste

  • 1 Cup coriander leaves, tightly packed
  • ½ Cup mint leaves, tightly packed
  • 8-10 Green Chilies, chopped (less heat green chilies)
  • A pinch of green color or spinach water for the dark green color (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp curd
  • 1-2 Tbsp water

For Chicken Marination

  • 2 lbs chicken (bone-in chicken)
  • 1/3 Cup curd
  • Green Paste
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

For Curry

  • 2 Large onion, finely sliced
  • 12-14 Cashew nuts
  • 2 Medium tomato, pureed
  • ¼ Cup heavy cream or ½ Cup half and half
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ Tsp black peppercorns
  • 2-3 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • ½ Tsp chaat masala
  • 1 Tbsp dry fenugreek leaves
  • Salt as required
  • Cooking oil or ghee

Learn Step By Step Recipe WIth Pictures For Hariyali Chicken Changezi | Mughlai Hariyali Chicken Changezi
Recipe:
Step 1- In a ginger jar, take 1tbsp curd, 2tbsp water, coriander leaves, mint leaves, and green chilies. Grind to a smooth paste.  In a mixing bowl, take green paste, curd, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, and chicken. Marinade and leave for 1-2hrs in the refrigerator



Step 2- In a heavy bottom pot, heat oil or ghee and fry the onions until soft and translucent. Add the whole spices and nuts and fry for a min on high flame. Transfer the mixture to a grinder jar and grind to a smooth paste


Step 3- In the same pot, add the marinated chicken and keep the leftover marination masala to add later. Cook the chicken with the lid covered until the chicken is soft and tender. The chicken will leave the water, uncover the pot and cook until the water evaporates 90%. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate


Step 4- To the same pot, add 1tbsp oil or ghee and add the pureed tomato, garam masala, coriander powder, and chat masala. Cook until the tomato starts leaving oil from the sides. Add half and half or heavy cream and cook on high flame for 2mins or until the gravy thickens. Keep stirring to avoid burn


Step 5- Add the leftover marination masala and cook for a minute on medium flame. Then add the onion and nuts paste to the pot and cook on medium-low flame for 7-8mins without covering the lid of the pot


Step 6- Add the cooked chicken and let it simmer on low flame for 10mins. Add the crushed Kasuri methi and mix well. Hariyali Chicken Changezi is ready to be served


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