Kashmiri Chicken with Mint


Click to enlarge
Kashmiri Chicken with Mint

This dish is my take on a dish that was served at a teensy-weensy (only had 6-7 tables) Indian-Kashmiri restaurant called the Tandoori Chicken here in Temple, Texas.  Mr. Khan, the owner, took a liking to us, as we frequented his establishment once a week!  It was so good, that was no hardship for us.  We loved it!)  He would often chat with us at length.  You could just see the pride he took in his cooking when we complimented his various dishes.

Sadly, despite the diverse population of this city, his business folded.  We were so sad to see that happen.  He was so forlorn when he came over to our table one evening to tell us he was going to have to close down.  It was as if he felt immense shame for not being able to make a success of his business……….as if he were letting us down personally.   🙂  His rent on the building was beyond his means sadly.

His food was so good, I’m still trying to come up with similar versions of a few of his better dishes.  If you like Indian food, you will really like this easy-to-prepare Induction-friendly Chicken Mint dish.  It is so light and refreshing….not at all heavy like some curry dishes. I’ve included in it what I know for certain was in the original dish, plus added a couple items of my own.  I doubt Mr. Khan would say it’s EXACTLY like his.  Even I wouldn’t. 🙂 ….But I think it’s quite close to what I remember his dish tasting like.  🙂  Hope you’ll give it a try!

More delicious low-carb recipes can be at your fingertips with your very own set of Jennifer Eloff and friends’ best-selling cookbooks LOW CARBING AMONG FRIENDS.  She has collaborated with famous low-carb Chef George Stella and several other talented cooks to bring you a wealth of delicious recipes you are going to want to try.  Even a few of my recipes are in each of the 5 volumes! Order your set TODAY! (also available individually) from Amazon or: http://amongfriends.us/order.php

DISCLAIMER: I am not paid for this book promotion nor for the inclusion of my recipes therein.  I do so merely because they are GREAT cookbooks any low-carb cook would be proud to add to their cookbook collection


10 oz. chicken breast, skinned and deboned, cut into strips or chunks

2 T. olive oil

4 chopped green onions

1 tsp. grated fresh ginger

¼-¾ tsp. crushed dried red pepper (to taste)

2 T. lemon juice

1 T. chopped fresh cilantro

1 T. chopped fresh mint

2 coarsely chopped seeded tomatoes

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. my Garam Masala Spice Blend


Heat the oil in a skillet or wok.  Add chicken and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes or until done.  Add green onion and stir-fry 5 minutes longer.  Add all remaining ingredients and stir gently and simmer for 5-10 minutes more to allow flavors to co-mingle a bit.  Transfer to a serving dish and serve over steamed cauliflower you have slightly mashed down with a fork.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 2 servings, each containing:

333 calories

20.95 g  fat

8.5 g  carbs, 5.7 g  fiber,2.8 NET CARBS

28.5 g  protein

291 mg. sodium

6 thoughts on “Kashmiri Chicken with Mint

    1. We were stupified his dinky little place was $2,000 a month to rent. He just wasn’t yet getting enough business in a town our size to support that much rent. I told him he could probably do better in Austin, with perhaps cheaper rent, too. He went into the private catering business for awhile (weddings and party catering), working from his home instead.

    1. I’m particularly fond of the mint flavor with chicken. Think you’ll like this one, Theresa. We used to have a little restaurant here run by a Mr. Kahn (Pakistani) who was quite proud of his mint chicken. And it was delish. This is my rendition of it.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s