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Methi Chicken

Tathagata Deb
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Methi Chicken RECIPE

Tender chicken pieces cooked with methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) and other spices. Perfect side dish for dinner/birthday party.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Indian
  • Blending
  • Steaming
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Chicken pieces 500 gms
  2. Curd / Yoghurt 100 gms
  3. Methi (Fenugreek) leaves crushed 2 tablespoons
  4. Tomato paste 2 tablespoons
  5. Ginger paste 1 tablespoon
  6. Garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  7. Onion paste 2 tablespoon
  8. Green chili paste 1/2 tablespoon
  9. Chopped onion 2 large ones
  10. Turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
  11. Red chili powder 1 tablespoon
  12. Cumin powder 1 tablespoon
  13. Corainder powder 1 tablespoon
  14. Garam masala 1 tablespoon
  15. Cardamom 3 pieces
  16. Cinnamon 3 pieces
  17. Cloves 5-6
  18. Green chili 5-6
  19. Sugar for balance
  20. Salt as per taste
  21. Mustard oil as required


  1. Mix the chicken pieces with garlic, ginger, onion, green chili paste and turmeric, cumin and red chili powder in a bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan and add the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  3. Add the chopped onions and fry for a few minutes till it becomes golden brown.
  4. Next add the tomato paste, curd and methi leaves accordingly. Add some green chilies to it and cook the mixture till the oil separates.
  5. Next add the marinated mixture to it, put salt, sugar and cover the pan and cook on a mild flame.
  6. After a few minutes add a bit of water and let the chicken boil.
  7. Halfway add the garam masala and keep on cooking for few more minutes till the gravy thickens.
  8. Turn off the gas flame and keep it standing time for 2 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with rotis/jeera rice.

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