Aloo Chicken with Methi Masala

Marinated chicken and potato cubes sauteed with kasoori methi(fenugreek) masala !

Aloo Chicken with Methi
                                Aloo Chicken with Kasoori Methi Masala   
This is my version of methi masala and have no idea if there is any masala or spice mix as such. I actually wanted to saute the chicken in tandoori spice mix but while  preparing the spice mix, excluded some spices and gave a twist to make it little different by adding in more kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves). Kasoori Methi is a herb, basically dried fenugreek leaves. It has a bitter taste but gives a nice aroma and flavor to the dish. Though most of the time, the fenugreek seeds are used in making the spice mix, I attempted to make use of the dry leaves as I have a packet full of this herb lying in the pantry for a long time. But the final dish was awesome and do give it a try.
     For vegetarian version, replace the chicken with more potatoes or tofu and the result is going to be awesome !! Serve it as a side or with nan/chapati/bread


1 full cup chicken, cubed(small)
1 large potato, de skinned, cubed(small)
3 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
For the spice mix
2 tsp coriander powder or 4 tsp seeds
1 tsp cumin powder or 2 tsp seeds
3 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves(Kasoori Methi)
1 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp turmeric

Preparation Method:

1. Combine the ingredients mentioned for spice mix and grind them to a fine powder
2. Combine the spice mix(step 1), yogurt, ginger garlic paste, salt, potatoes and chicken and let it marinate for few minutes.
3. Heat oil in a large flat pan/skillet, add the marinated mixture and saute on high heat. Keep turning for 5 – 7 minutes.
4. Sprinkle little water if needed and close the lid, lower the heat to medium and let it cook for 5-10 minutes
5. Toss and turn so that all the water is evaporated. Add water if you need a gravy like consistency (I made it as a dry curry/sukka,  as chicken and potatoes can  just be sautéed without any water as they will be cooked with the yogurt and chicken moisture)
6. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves or ideally with fresh fenugreek leaves!
Aloo chicken kasoori methi
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves : 3

More Chicken Recipes:
Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani
Oven Baked Kabab-Irani/Parsi Cuisine
Shami Kabab


Unknown said...

Simply delicious and lipsmacking chicken!!!looks so welcoming and loaded with the flavors of Kasoori Methi...Love it.:)

Kanchan said...

hmmm .. its early morning still me drooling over your chicken :( guilty me !
Looks lovely !

prasu said...

wo..wo...lovely chicken the idea of potatoes with chicken...nice clicks too.

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful clicks sharada...loved the chicken..and flavour of kasuri methi will be simply superb in any gravy...really a nice one...

Cham said...

Aloo chicken and methi sound too cool this recipe!

Tina said...

Really delicious and mouthwatering...Nice clicks too.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow fantastic dish, love the ingredients u have used in this dish...looks tremendous..

suvi said...

that chicken sounds absolutely yum! Oh and your hyderabadi biryani looks perfect!

SE said...

hey thank you all for wonderful had really turned out lip definitely give it a try and let me know..

Spice said...

Hey what a coincidence i too prepared methi chicken this sunday but i used fresh one b'coz i had in the fridge....yours look tempting...

Sunitha said...

Now that name suggests the dish to be copius with a lot of goodies.. thanks for sharing..

Palidor said...

Looks delicious! That would be perfect on top of basmati rice.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey this chicken luks damn yummy...i loved the spices which u used, m sure this is fingerlickng...

My cooking experiments said...

First time here!Chicken looks delicious!

Joanne said...

I would love this with a large piece of garlic naan. That spice mix sounds awesome!

Namitha said...

wow..lip smacking dish :-)

Related Posts with Thumbnails