Murg Methi – Fenugreek /Methi Chicken

Recipe: Chicken pieces combined with methi/fenugreek leaves, spices, tomato and yogurt !

Methi Chicken In the evening for our dinner,I wanted to prepare both chicken and a vegetable as well, I like to include and prefer vegetables in my diet. So I thought why not combine both and prepare a dish, as I had a fresh bunch of methi leaves and a perfect combination with chicken. There are many versions of this dish, and this is the simplest one and perfect with the flavor of methi and the limited amount of spices combined with tomato and yogurt.

2 full cups chicken,cubed
2 full cups methi/fenugreek leaves, chopped (* if unavailable see note below)
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
3 tbsp oil
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp of garam masala
1/8 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
cilantro/coriander leaves for garnish

Rinse methi and chop.

Preparation Method:
1. Heat oil in a deep vessel. Add the onions and sauté till translucent.Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
2. Add chopped tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and saute for few minutes till tomatoes turn into a sauce like consistency.
3. Add methi/fenugreek leaves, chicken, yogurt, chili powder, salt and turmeric and let it cook for 10 –15 minutes.
4. Once done, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve.

Preparation Time: 25 – 30 minutes
Serves: 2 - 4

Note: If fresh methi/fenugreek leaves are not available you can use 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of kasoori methi, a dried form of methi leaves.
Other option is to sprout methi seeds and use them in the dish about 1/4 – 1/2 cup

Note: The different varieties of garam masala may have a little change in flavor.


Jhonny walker said...

Oh I love methi chicken! I am doing this one soon :) you are a store house of traditional Indian food :)

Nisha said...

I loved this recipe

Eliana said...

I have never come across this dish before but with all those yummy flavors it looks and sounds delicious. Love it!!!

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Priya Suresh said...

Such a beautiful looking murgh methi, very tempting..

Joanne said...

I've been loving yogurt-based chicken dishes lately. What a great flavor combination!

Gauri said...

Have decided to cook this tomorrow, hope it tastes atleast half as good as yours :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a delightful color of this dish. Mine turns out green in color. Very flavoured chicken

Hamaree Rasoi

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharada
Durga Puja greetings to you...in any case you represent the Goddess by name at least ha ha.
I was bit tied up and could not visit your blog...now I am relaxed that you havent posted many recipes during my absence.
I like this recipe..but will not use dried methi leaf, it is a flavor spoiler. Just need to wait for few days for fresh methi to come to market.
Have a nice week ahead

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