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