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Dhonepata Murgi | Bengali style Coriander Chicken

Dhonepata Murgi (Coriander Chicken)
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Servings: 6 people
Author: [email protected] Bong


Chicken Marination

  • 800 gms Chicken (I use chicken drumstick)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

For coriander chicken curry

  • 100-110 gms Coriander leaves
  • 9-10 Green chillies (add according to your taste)**
  • 3 large Onions thinly sliced
  • 1 small Tomato
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3-4 Green Cardamoms
  • 3/4 tsp Sugar/sweetener
  • Salt as per taste
  • 5-6 tbsp Veg Oil/ Sunflower oil/ Mustard oil
  • Few drops of lime juice juice


  • Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, yogurt, lime juice and salt and keep it marinated for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile whiz together coriander & chillies along with very little cold water into a thick paste and keep it aside for later use.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom pan, temper the oil with bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  • Then add the sliced onions and fry on medium-high heat until the onions turn soft and golden brown.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and sauté it with the onions on medium high heat. Sauté till chicken loses its raw colour and turns golden.
  • Add the chopped tomato, cumin powder and coriander powder mix well and continue cooking the chicken for another 10 minutes.
  • Now add the coriander paste and mix well continue cooking. When you see oil seeping out at the edges add about a half a cup of warm water. Mix well. Check for the seasoning at this point, add salt or sugar as per your taste.
  • Cover and cook the chicken on medium-low heat, stirring intermittently. When cooked and you find the gravy too thin, uncover the pot and reduce the gravy by cranking up the heat.
  • Finally squeeze some lime and give a mix. take it off the heat.
  • Serve it hot with rice or roti.


** I have not adding any red chilli powder in this curry, so I spiced it up with green chillies.bAdd green chillies according to your taste and the spiciness of the chillies.