- 1 cup fresh cilantro – finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves – finely chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp green chile paste
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 lb chicken breast halves – skinless, boneless, and cut into chunks
This chicken hariyali tikka recipe is a fun take on your traditional tikka dish. The hariyali in this recipe refers to the green color of the chicken that results from providing the unique paste which is a blend of cilantro, mint, and green chilli paste. Tikka itself is a traditional Punjabi dish and makes for wonderful appetizers; they can even be turned into kebabs. It’s easy to prepare and takes very little time and inexpensive ingredients, so try cooking it today.
This Punjabi dish has a lot going for it. It’s tasty and it is healthy. One of the things that makes it so amazing is its cilantro or coriander content. This dish calls for an entire cup of cilantro which is interesting because cilantro is typically used as a garnish. But cilantro deserves to be more than just a garnish; not only does it serve to modify taste, it has many health benefits. It can lower skin inflammation, treat skin disorders, act as a disinfectant, and serve as an antioxidant.
How to make Chicken Hariyali Tikka
Chicken tikka is the basis of chicken tikka masala, but the latter is a British creation.