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Monday, February 8, 2016

Methi Chicken | Methi Murgh

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Today I am here with Methi Chicken Recipe. This Chicken Curry is made with fresh fenugreek leaves. I love Methi so much that we get fresh methi from the nearby Indian store often. I regularly make methi thepla, aloo methi, methi sambar or a simple stir fry with it. When there is leftover, I would use them to make methi chicken too. As I usually make them around the weekend I do not get time to click or post it. Except for the methi thepla and aloo methi I posted couple of years ago. So this time when I made Methi Chicken, I didn't want to miss the chance. So I made sure I clicked enough pictures before serving it to the family for lunch. They really had to patiently wait for it to be served which was really hard for them because of the tempting aroma from the curry. The fresh fenugreek leaves and the spices in the curry makes it flavorful and appetising. It is easy to make too and can be served with rice, pulao, roti / naan or any flat bread.

methi chicken , methi murgh

Methi Chicken Recipe

Flavorful Chicken curry made with Fresh fenugreek leaves. It can be served with rice, pulao, roti , naan or any flat bread.

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Yield : 4 servings

Ingredients :

To Marinate :
  • Chicken : 1 lb
  • Yogurt : 3 Tablespoons
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder : 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt : As needed
To Grind into fine paste :
  • Tomatoes : 2 nos.(medium sized)
  • Garlic : 6 - 7 Cloves
  • Ginger : About 1" long piece
  • Fennel seeds : 1 Teaspoon
  • Green Cardamom : 4 nos.
  • Cloves : 4 nos.
  • Cinnamon : 1" long piece
Other Ingredients :
  • Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Onion : 1 no.(diced)
  • Fenugreek leaves : 1 Cup (washed & Cleaned)
  • Chilli Powder : 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder : 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt : As needed

Instructions :

  1. Wash, clean and cut chicken pieces as per the required size. Then marinate it with the ingredients listed under 'to marinate' for 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, take the ingredients listed under 'to grind' in a blender and grind them into a fine paste and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Then add cumin seeds and when they crack, add diced onions and fry them till they turn translucent.
  4. Then add the cleaned fenugreek leaves and cook till they are slightly wilted. To them add the ground tomato paste and cook for couple of minutes.
  5. Now add Coriander powder, chilli powder, salt (just enough for fenugreek leaves) and 1/4 cup of water and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  6. Now add Chicken along with the marinade, add another 1/2 cup of water and check the salt and cook for 5 minutes. Then lower the heat and let it simmer till the oil starts to separate on the sides.
  7. Turn off the heat and serve it warm.

Notes :

  1. I have used boneless chicken here. You can use chicken with bones too.
  2. Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per the personal heat tolerance level.
  3. If you don't get fresh methi leaves, you can use frozen one or the dried methi leaves (kasoori methi).
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  1. Looks tempting.. shud definitely be a flavorful one :)

  2. I always learn so much from your posts. This creation has my mouth watering. Plus all the healthful ingredients are just a wonderful combo of delish!

  3. I rarely cook Indian because I am just not knowledgeable about it, but every time I am served it I love it. This dish sounds truly delicious, and I am intrigued by the fenugreek. I will have to try this.

  4. There's so much I don't know about some cuisines. But, one thing I do know is that this looks delicious! We have an Indian market not too far from me that I like to go to and look around. I'll be on the lookout for these ingredients! Thanks!

  5. I am new to cooking Indian curry dishes and have always been a bit hesitant as I just don't have a good knowledge of the spice combinations and cooking techniques. But thanks to your clear instructions, I now have a delicious dish to try that doesn't intimidate me!

  6. Your ingredients are amazingly healthy. This looks so good! What a great dinner dish!

  7. I haven't cooked with fenugreek...I will have to keep an eye out so I can find it soon. This recipe looks fabulous

  8. Beautiful flavours here - this is my kind of comfort food!

  9. It is amazing how many dishes Indian kitchen consists of! I always learn a new delicious one such this chicken!

  10. A big bowl of deliciousness that is, thanks for sharing!!

  11. Wow, delicious, tasty and healthy methi chicken !!!


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