Green chicken : Petrichor

Green chicken curry
Green chicken curry

It has been raining here since a couple of days. The green season is finally here after a long spell of hot , dry weather. The trees and the plants have got their shower and look squeaky clean. The fields and landscape look lush and breathtakingly beautiful. And who doesn’t like the scent of rain  . It has an earthy pleasant aroma and I love it. I never knew till recently that there is a word especially coined for it. It is ‘Petrichor’

Petrichor is the pleasant smell that often accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather in certain regions. It was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks or soils. The oil is a complicated mixture of at least fifty different compounds, rather like a perfume.        

(worldwidewords.org)


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The lush green surroundings inspired me to make Green Chicken. It is not the Thai Green chicken but my own take on it. The beautiful aromas and flavors emanating from this dish complement the mood and the surroundings very well. Do try this dish on a rainy day. You will love it

 

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 chicken , cut in pieces
  • 2 onions, sliced fine
  • 2 tsp. ginger and garlic finely grated
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves/cilantro/ Italian parsley
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4-6 green chillies , as per your taste
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cloves+ 2 cardamom+ 1 inch cinnamon stick ground together(optional)♣
  • 2 tbsp. oil

Blend all the fresh herbs , chillies , yogurt and salt in a food processor . Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and add onions. Saute for a few minutes and add chicken. Fry for a couple of minutes. Cover and cook. 

Uncover after five minutes and add ginger, garlic and ♣. Saute well.

Now add the herb paste. Cover and cook  on low heat till the chicken is cooked.

Garnish with fried onion and fresh mint.Serve hot.

Accompaniment :  You can serve with steamed rice or breads.

 

 

It is time again for Angie’s Fiesta Friday. It is a great place to party and I am sort of getting addicted 🙂 . I am taking my rain inspired dish to her party. Hope everyone is going to enjoy my dish. FF 23 is being co hosted by  Margy @La Petite Casserole and Sylvia @Superfoodista 

¡Hasta luego en la fiesta! 

 

 

 

Green chicken
Green chicken

As it was a cloudy day, the lighting was poor. so couldn’t get the best of photographs 😦 

 

Liebster Award:

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I would like to thank my  blogging friend Deepa for  nominating me for the Liebster Award. Deepa  who hails from the “Pearl City”, India hosts a beautiful blog called Madraasi- A tamilian tales . She shares amazing recipes worth bookmarking. Her posts are always accompanied by awesome pictures.

As my dear friend Nancy of Feasting with friends blog had  presented this award to me , earlier this year, which I have passed on to others, I will have to skip that part. ❤ But awards are awards <3. I love accepting them as many as possible and as many number of times they come my way 😉

Thank you Deepa once again for making my day 🙂

 

 

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Hari Qhuang says:

    Petrichor… hmmm… I love how the word sounds! 😀
    The chicken looks yummy!
    It reminds me a bit of our Indonesian Soto dish. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Does it ? Never heard of it before. Will have to look for it. ☺

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  2. I love ur description of the rainy day…!And the green chicken surely sounds like a good idea for a beautiful rainy day!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺It really was

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  3. Lori says:

    This green chicken sounds so good Skd!! Bookmarking this recipe!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Lori 👍

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  4. ddeeppaa says:

    Thanks a lot. You deserve it. Also follow me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/madraasi. Nice of you. Wow! Green chicken looks yummy, can’t wait. Will be there in my tomorrow’s lunch.

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    1. skd says:

      Wow, Thanks !! If you want to make it extra special add a dash of cream on top 🙂

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      1. ddeeppaa says:

        Yeah sure. Basically I am lazy to read, I just look for the pictures and then through pictures i start reading the content. But in your case all your pictures are rocking and it tempts me to read all your posts 🙂 Happy Blogging…

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      2. skd says:

        Thanks Deepa 🙂 I will look forward to your visits eagerly. Have a nice weekend…

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      3. ddeeppaa says:

        🙂 Me expecting your wonderful and precious time for my blog.

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      4. skd says:

        Sure, I would love to ☺

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  5. Sue says:

    Wow, this looks to be an amazingly flavorful dish with the amount of herbs. I am soooo curious! Thanks for bringing to FF!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sue☺ Do try it

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  6. nimmiafzal says:

    Congratz for the new award!! Me too love the smell after first rain…
    The chicken looks so nice!!
    Happy FF#23…

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    1. skd says:

      Happy FF23 to you too. Thank you dear for your good wishes and Happy Ramadan ☺

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  7. A Home Cook says:

    Yuuummmy. This looks great.

    My favourite rainy smell is not just after it rains, but just before. When you’ve had a month or two without rain, it can be so exciting to just know it’s coming because you can smell the rain on its way. It comes on the wind from where it’s raining just before it gets to you. I didn’t know it had a name though. It’s worth cooking this and dishing it up in the next drought so we can all try to remember the small of rain.

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    1. skd says:

      Aww.. That’s so kind of you to say that. I have experienced what you said when I was on the country side. Somehow I think that scent of pre rain just gets lost in a city.

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  8. davegon says:

    Amazing looking. Green in my favorite color, too.

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    1. skd says:

      Yes thank you. Soothing to the eyes 🌿🍀🌱🌳🌴🌲

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  9. Ahila says:

    I also did not know the word until last year when a friend named his haiku and photography blog ‘petrichor.’ Love the after-rain earthy smell but the word petrichor does not capture it for me. Lovely recipe and congrats on the awards!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Ahila ☺ . I agree with you on this. The word is too formal sounding lol

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  10. Beautiful photos! All the ingredients you put in your recipe give it an amazing taste! Thanks for being at FF!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for having me on it ☺

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  11. Loretta says:

    Lovely recipe. I make a similar type of “green masala” with loads of coriander and other spices, I blend it all with some vinegar and use it on various dishes. Your chicken looks amazing! A great dish for a rainy day!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta ☺ I would love to try your version of the dish too…

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  12. Wow, thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Loved to learn about the word “Petrichor”, I have never heard about it before. It’s so great to be at the Fiesta, I always learn so much from fellow bloggers! Thanks so much for bringing this along and hope you had a great time partying! Sylvia

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    1. skd says:

      Welcome Sylvia 🙂 And thanks for being a wonderful host

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  13. LFFL says:

    I like when you post these unique dishes I’ve never heard of before. Looks like something to try.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks ☺Do let me know how the dish turned out, when you try. You could top it with some fresh cream if you like..

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you, do try it out 🙂

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  14. wow…lovely recipe..i will definitely try it out 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Do let me know how it turned out. You could swirl a bit of cream before serving if you like ☺

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  15. muthahar says:

    Wow looks yummy inshallah I will try this

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you. Do let me know how it turns out ☺

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