Skip to main content

Methi Chicken Recipe | How To Make Methi Chicken (Methi Murgh)


Methi chicken recipe, how to make methi chicken; a rich restaurant like chicken curry which goes well with roti, naan, or bhatura.

This methi chicken is very restaurant style and very easy to make, the fresh methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) gives a nice flavor to the curry. The gravy is rich and creamy; it was back in early 2000 my friend, Elsy gave me this recipe. She got it from her restaurateur uncle. While living in Coorg, fresh green vegetables was available during the summers and once when I remarked casually while chatting with Elsy resulted in this fabulous methi chicken recipe.

I must confess this is a rich curry and I make it only for special occasions: well, restaurant style recipes are for special occasions. I have made this methi chicken so many times since the first time I made some 12 years ago, yes its a never fail recipe.

In this recipe methi leaves are sprinkled with salt and kept for sometime, then the leaves are squeezed to remove the juice and then sliced. I think it is to remove the slight bitterness of the methi leaves because the recipe says so, I do it all the time and I have not made otherwise.

Onion and cashewnuts are cooked with little water and grinded with tomatoes to a fine paste and that gives the base to the rich gravy.

Methi chicken recipe, how to make methi chicken with step by step pictures.

Sprinkle some salt over the methi leaves and keep aside for 5 minutes. Squeeze out.  In a kadai or pan add in onions and cashewnuts with water, once it is cooked and cooled down grind to a fine paste with tomatoes, ginger, garlic.
methi chicken 1

Heat the same kadai with 2 tbsp oil and add in 1 sliced onion, 2 slit green chilies and saute till light brown, add in the squeezed and chopped methi leaves. and mix and saute for 1 minute and then remove it to a plate, keep aside.
methi chicken 2


In the same kadai heat another 2 tbsp of oil and add in the pureed onion mix. Let it saute for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Add in kashmiri chilli powder, garam masala, and a pinch of turmeric powder and allow it to saute on low till oil starts to come out from the sides.
methi chicken 3


Add chicken along with some water (about 1/2 cup or as needed) and cover and cook. Once the chicken is cooked add in the beaten curd, mix well.
methi chicken 4


Add in the methi leaves-onion-green chilli (which we sauted earlier), 1/2 tsp sugar and lastly add in cream. Mix well and allow it to simmer for 1 minute.

Serve with Roti, naan, bhatura, or methi rice.
methi chicken recipe
Other Recipes You May Like:
Roti Recipe
Bhatura Recipe
Naan Recipe
Methi Rice Recipe

Methi Chicken Recipe | How To Make Methi Chicken


PREP TIME: 15 mins    |  COOK TIME: 30 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  methi chicken  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken: 500 gms
  • Chopped Methi leaves: 3/4 cup
  • Onions: 2
  • Cashewnuts: 2 tbsp (slighly chopped)
  • Water: 1/4 cup
  • Tomatoes: 2
  • Ginger: 1 inch
  • Garlic: 7-8 cloves
  • Salt: 2 tsp or as needed
  • Oil: 4-5 tbsp
  • Onion: 1 sliced
  • Green chilies: 2, slit
  • Kashmiri Chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder: A fat pinch
  • Sugar: 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Beaten Curd: 1 tbsp
  • Cream: 3 tbsp
  • Extra water to cook the chicken


  METHOD:

  1. Sprinkle some salt over the methi leaves and keep aside for 5 minutes. Squeeze out. In a kadai or pan add in onions and cashewnuts with 1/4 cup water, once it is cooked and cooled down grind to a fine paste with tomatoes, ginger, garlic.
  2. Heat the same kadai with 2 tbsp oil and add in 1 sliced onion, 2 slit green chilies and saute till light brown, add in the squeezed and chopped methi leaves. and mix and saute for 1 minute and then remove it to a plate, keep aside.
  3. In the same kadai heat another 2 tbsp of oil and add in the pureed onion mix. Let it saute for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Add in kashmiri chilli powder, garam masala, and a pinch of turmeric powder and allow it to saute on low till oil starts to come out from the sides.
  4. Add chicken along with some water (about 1/2 cup or as needed) and cover and cook. Once the chicken is cooked add in the beaten curd, mix well.
  5. Add in the methi leaves-onion-green chilli (which we sauted earlier), 1/2 tsp sugar and lastly add in cream. Mix well and allow it to simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Serve with Roti, naan, bhatura, or methi rice.

NOTES

  • Using Kashmiri chilli powder gives a nice color and less heat to the curry.
  • If you are health concious you can omit the cream and add more curd.
  • For more taste and flavor use ghee instead of oil or can use half and half.

©Copyright Reserved, first published on nisahomey.com

Comments

  1. Nisa. After I came across your blog there is not a day where I miss to check whether you have posted something or not. And for me this chicken recipe beats all others in your list.Thank you so much for the painstaking step by step easy least recipes. May God bless you with good health and long life

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much for the recipe Nisa!!! We loved it....
    https://sumikitchen.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/methi-chicken/

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks a lot for visiting my space. Your comments, suggestions, criticism and all opinions are very much appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day.

Popular posts from this blog

Turmeric Tea Mix Recipe For Weight Loss - Homemade/DIY (Golden) Turmeric Tea Mix

turmeric tea mix - diy turmeric mix to make turmeric tea or golden milk. turmeric tea for weight loss, for a flat belly, stomach bloating, and for overall health. this homemade mix is an excellent fat burner and also will boost immunity. have this on empty stomach in the morning for best results. the active ingredient in turmeric known as curcumin has powerful anti inflammatory effects and is a strong anti oxidant. curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body and that is the reason inspite of us Indians having lots of turmeric in our diet, do not get its full benefits. black pepper is the one natural ingredient that helps the curcumin to be absorbed into the body by around 2000%, wow! So, do not skip black pepper when taking turmeric. All the ingredients I used in this homemade turmeric tea mix are locally acquired and organic. curcumin/turmeric is fat soluble so it is also a good option to have a warm cup after a heavy meal. studies shows that turmeric can prevent cancer, h

Puff Pastry Recipe - Homemade Puff Pastry

Puff pastry recipe : Homemade puff pastry in 15 minutes, can you believe that??  Bakery style  Puff pastry is so easy to make at home that you will never buy greasy bakery puffs. The best thing about this puff pastry recipe is that; it does not need any refrigeration (chilling the dough) or any other so called difficult method, you may see when you google for "puff pastry" Easy puff pastry can be made with the most basic ingredients and in under 15 minutes. Back in the 80's amma started making puffs at home; which my two brothers and myself used to enjoy a lot. She mostly used to make this for special occasions; like when a friend dropped in or when we long for something bakery style. Fast-forward to 2014; my daughter, Nidhi loves puffs and I have been asking amma to teach me how to make and somehow things did not work out when I last visited her. Right now she is visiting us here in Calicut and I coaxed and buttered her to show me how to make puffs. The

Caramel Pudding Recipe - Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel pudding recipe;  a delicious traditional dessert with creamy caramel over silky custard. Caramel custard is my favorite pudding. All through my childhood, amma makes caramel pudding as a Sunday special.....achachen (my dad) love only this pudding...... 42 years of serving caramel pudding to him has made amma, a sort of an authority on caramel pudding recipe! Ah yes, like always this is amma's recipe. It is her signature, no-fail recipe. of caramel custard. Okay lets talk about this pudding!!  I used 4 eggs because amma said so  eggs are the show stopper here :)......it is needed to make the pudding silky-satin, and stand tall....and yes it will not crumble.....now you may wonder....won't this be eggy!!smelly!! I promise it won't....there wouldn't be too much eggy flavor! caramel flavor can do wonders!! Believe me!! I am using my steamer or appachembu as it is known locally to cook the pudding. While the pudding is steaming, it is import