Bengal Green Chicken Masala

November 14, 2016

Bengal green chicken masala contains chicken delicately cooked in coriander. It makes a tasty and delicious protein filled lunch or dinner to warm you on a cold day.

There is nothing nicer than a spicy meal on a cold day. Autumn is really here, the leaves from the trees are scatted all round the ground. Cold winds are apt to greet you when you leave the house. Summer sandals are long forgotten and winter boots are a necessity. On some days wellies are called for, when the puddles lie on the ground. Bengal green chicken masala is a recipe that is perfect for a warming lunch or dinner on a cold day.

Discount Supplements, who supply health foods and supplements teamed up with well respected chefs, Hari Ghotra and Tommy Miah, to create some custom healthy recipes. Bengal green chicken masala is one of these recipes and it features Groovy Food coconut oil which can be bought at Discount Supplements. Coconut oil is an alternative to butter and is great for cooking with as well as having other health benefits.

Bengal green chicken masala

Bengal Green Chicken Masala

Discount Supplements sent me a pretty recipe card for the Bengal green chicken masala recipe which you can see below. I have to admit I adapted the recipe a little bit. A pressure cooker is not something I own so I just cooked it in a pan. My fridge was also empty of tomatoes, a rare event, so I left those out. I also used some slightly different spices to reflect what was in my cupboard.  Instead of coriander paste I used easy coriander which is coriander leaves in vinegar. It works just as well but if you can find coriander paste you can use that.

Masala chicken recipe card

I wasn’t sure what it was going to taste like as I have never used a lot of coriander in cooking. The coriander adds a light citrus flavour with undercurrents of sage which is delicious. It really complements the chicken and brings out the flavour.  Coriander is packed full of vitamin A, C and also antioxidants to provide a much needed health boost in the winter.  In the middle ages coriander was also used in love potions. I don’t know if it works! The Bengal green chicken masala was really tasty and I would make it again as the whole family enjoyed it.

bengal green chicken masala

Bengal Green Chicken Masala Recipe

Bengal Green Chicken Masala

Servings 4


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 85 g jar easy coriander
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ red pepper
  • 2 red chillies
  • tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 600 ml water
  • coriander leaves


  • Peel and chop the onions and garlic into small pieces.
  • Chop and deseed the chillies
  • Add to a pan with a little oil and the caraway seeds, fennel seeds, ginger and red pepper.
  • Cook until soft
  • Add the easy coriander, tumeric and chilli powder
  • Chop the chicken into pieces and add to the pan with 400 ml water.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for around thirty minutes until the chicken is cooked
  • Add the coconut oil, remaining water and coriander leaves and cook for around ten minutes
  • Stir in the lemon juice
  • Serve with rice.

Bengal green chicken masala is very quick and easy to make. It would be perfect for a mid week meal when you want something tasty and a little bit unusual.

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Bengal green chicken masala. A quick and easy chicken recipe that uses coriander. It is packed with flavour, perfect for a mid week meal.

If you are looking for other chicken recipes Ayam Areh is an Indonesian chicken recipe that is rather tasty but takes a bit of effort to make. For something a bit faster quick and easy teriyaki chicken is filled with flavour.

Do you have any recipes that use a lot of coriander? I would love to know about them. Let me know below.

I was provided with the ingredients to make the recipe in order to try it out. My opinions are my own.

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4 responses to “Bengal Green Chicken Masala”

  1. This looks lovely and I agree, spicy food is great on cold evenings 🙂

  2. Galina V says:

    That is quite a lot of coriander indeed. I do like it, though not in copious quantities. Your chicken masala looks delicious.

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