Monday, October 26, 2009

Methi Chicken

I do not generally cook non vegetarian food at home, for ours is essentially a vegetarian household. But when the elder one and s-i-l were coming home, I went online to prepare something for them. I came upon this dish on the Vah Re Chef website.
Chicken - 500 gms
Onions - 3 - chopped
Methi ( fenugreek) leaves - 2 bunches
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 large ( or substitute with 50 gms tomato puree)
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curd ( yogurt) - 1/2 cup beaten
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Cumin ( jeera) seeds - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 ( optional)
Coriander leaves - few
Red chillie powder - to taste
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Heat oil, add cumin and onion. Saute till brown
Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste.
Add chopped tomatoes , chillie powder, finely chopped green chillies, coriander powder.
Add beaten curd and and cook till it gets mushy.
Add chopped methi leaves and chicken.
Cook till the chicken is tender and the gravy is thick.
Add finely chopped coriander leaves and garam masala powder.
Simmer for a minute.
Remove from fire and serve with rice or roti.


  1. Ow...a very favorite chicken dish..But it takes so much time I rather have it when someone else makes it...someone who knows how to!
    Lovely looking recipe you got here

  2. Oh my boys would love this and it is beautiful...what a great picture...all the colours ...yum yum. So...methi means fenugreek....I learn so much from your kitchen!

  3. lovely recipe...i make a murgh methi malai which is a bit different but very aromatic...have it in my archives..

  4. JW, Trish - Thanks. Sangeeta, I will check out the variation at your site.

  5. Nice recipe..Iam a vegetarian.Will try with some veggies.usually i do this :)

  6. Radha,
    On my last trip to India, my SIL made the methi chicken and it was finger licking good. I never got around to taking down the recipe from her, but your looks as good as hers. :)
    I will check the vah chef's too but when home cooks remake and like a recipe of a professional chef, it somehow gives it credibility, don't you think?

  7. And thank you for your lovely comment on the kheer post. I make it maybe twice a year, but when I do, I try to do it the hard way. My dessert in a hurry is rava sheera/ halwa, which you can never go wrong if the rava is roasted properly. :)

  8. Jaya, do check out the Vah Chef site. The man really enjoys his cooking and he has a style that is rather quaint.

  9. Hey Radha,

    That's my Maa in-law's name....I'm honored by the comment u left.... I was really thrilled & happy.... That introduces me to your nice blog...with nice collection of recipes.... Hope to c u around more....
    Happy Blogging!!!!!
    I love chicken... & Methi chicken, I prepared Once Upon A Time.... but now forgotten probably.... Ought to try again.....



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