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You can make new dishes with leftover food in several ways. Like making an omelet out of the veggies, soup/pasta with meat, fried rice with boiled rice, etc. Otherwise, you can use the leftovers to top a pizza, fill a sandwich, quesadilla or burrito, or make a simple salad with. But, what about the barely touched chutneys you don’t want to go to waste? Are you aware that you can make a whole new dish with it?

Green Chutney

Here is an idea for you! If you have green chutney lying in your fridge, use it to make this yummy yogurt & coriander chutney chicken.



1 tsp cumin seeds
8 curry leaves
1 large onion finely chopped, pureed (boil, cool and grind) is better
3 tbsp cooking cream, or according to thickness required – You can buy it here

For the marinade:
800 grams chicken
1 cup yoghurt
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp pepper powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala – You can buy it here
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp green chilli paste – you can skip this if the chutney has enough chili
2 to 3 tbsp leftover coriander chutney
½ tsp chaat masala – You can buy it here
Salt per taste (Tip – Remember that chaat masala and coriander chutney would have enough salt so taste them and then measure accordingly)

A cup of yogurt


  • Marinate the chicken, and keep aside, for at least an hour.
  • In a utensil, heat some oil. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves to splutter.
  • Add onion (raw or pureed) and fry until the color changes.
  • Add the marinated chicken and fry on high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the flame and cover the utensil so the chicken cooks for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooking cream and cover it. Let it cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite roti or naan. You can also have it without any carbohydrates on the side. 😉
Yoghurt & Coriander Chutney Chicken

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We believe in 0% wastage. Here are some more ideas to make use of leftovers:

  • The leftover wine at the end of the bottle – Freeze into ice cubes and use in stews and sauces.
  • Loads of garlic that may spoil while you are on vacation – Put the peeled garlic cloves in a glass jar and cover with olive oil. Seal and store it in the fridge. This combination can be used as pickles or separately and doesn’t spoil for many months.
  • A bit of jam left – Mix with half the amount of vinegar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce (You can buy it here). This can be used as a quick spread for sandwiches or poured over chicken pieces before baking.
  • Scrape the little bit of mayonnaise that stick on the sides of the container and mix into hot mashed potato or scrambled eggs, before serving, for a delicious flavor.
  • Save peels and tops of carrots, onions (not the dry skin) and other veg and keep in a sealed bag in the fridge.  Use this with leftover bones as the basis for some delicious home-made stock.
  • Leftover ground coffee can be rubbed on any wooden furniture to hide the scraped edges or marks.

That’s all for now, hope you guys find these tips useful. Stay tuned for more amazing recipes as well as tips.

Karen Lavina D’souza

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Karen was born in Kuwait and raised in Mangalore, India. Though she loved eating, she never entered a kitchen until her mid-twenties when she passionately began cooking for her baby sister and boyfriend (husband now). Till then, cooking was probably not even on her list of passions. But after a lot of experimentation and kitchen accidents, Karen now finds cooking therapeutic. She believes it is an art that gives her a sense of satisfaction when she prepares dishes for her friends and family, especially her little one.

Her dishes are usually simple and include easy-to-find ingredients. Her goal is to provide busy moms with tried and tested quick recipe options. So, in the midst of running around after your kids, cleaning boogers off your clothes or simply trying to steal some time for a bubble bath, you can still prepare these easy but delicious meals for your loved ones as well as yourself.

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  1. This is totally new and very interesting to me. I have had this chutney so much in my life. I’m sure the curry would be just as delicious if not more. Yay!

  2. Gosh! This looks so delicious. I would love to try out your recipe. This definitely looks mouthwatering.

  3. Jyoti says:

    This is another yummy chicken recipe .I never tried with dhaniya chutney . Saving this post for easy reference .Thanks for sharing

  4. Neha Sharma says:

    The name of this dish itself sounds so yummy, yogurt coriander chutney marinate can be used in other dishes too. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes.

  5. Dipika Singh says:

    Now I am confused to make this chicken or the creamy red gravy chicken because both dishes looks very tempting I am glad to read for the recipes and saving it for future

  6. Varsh says:

    I think I can easily tweak this recipe and use paneer instead of chicken. The marination is quite good and too tempting to pass it up. Must smell heavenly.

  7. This is an interesting recipe and am sure wld have tasted wow. Being a veg I wld replace the chicken with potatoes cubes or panner and try it out.

  8. Yogurt adds a unique flavor to the chicken, I marinate chicken in it and that adds a good taste. Liked the recipe in this post.

  9. Roma says:

    Aahaa, two back to back drool worthy recipes. I am spoilt for choices. Will surely be trying out buddyv

  10. This recipe sounds delicious and super healthy as well. I would love to recreate it at home, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  11. Ruchi Verma says:

    This is really new recipe for me, I have never tried this but seems really easy will show to my husband and give it a try!!

  12. Alpana Deo says:

    I always look for tasty marinations and yours look a perfect option to me. Being a vegetarian, I will replace chicken with paneer, and vegetables.

  13. I am a vegetarian but I loved the recipe. I think I can use paneer instead of chicken. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

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  15. Avin Kohli says:

    That’s a yummy chicken recipe. Yogurt chicken curry is one of my favorites!

  16. Arti Singh says:

    I had been staying away from cooking Non veg,,, but this is really a very yummy non veg dish to ignore

  17. Pratibha says:

    This looks yummy! Will surely give it a try

  18. Thats a perfect recipe for tikkas and kebabs. I will definitely try it. your blog has got tons of amazing recipes i loved.

  19. Urvashi says:

    This is superb elaborate recipe. I am a putr vegetarian but totally love the cooking and putting together all the masala and spices. Pictures have come out really vibrant and drool worthy

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    • Swati Mathur says:

      I was reading few comments and I agree with all the vegetarians that this is an awesome recipes and will replace paneer instead of chicken.

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