Methi Chicken is a mildly spiced creamy curry in which the unique flavor of fenugreek leaves is imparted into the chicken. Fresh fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi can be used to prepare this dish. Methi chicken goes very well with rice, roti etc.
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes
- Chicken – 1/2 kg
- onion – 3 (sliced)
- Tomato – 1 big
- jeera powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
- turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- curd – 2-3 tablespoon
- ginger-garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
- green chilly – 4
- cashew nuts – 12
- fresh fenugreek leaves – 1 bunch or kasoori methi – 2 tablespoon
Step 1 : cut and clean chicken. Marinate it with curd , ginger-garlic paste , slit green chillies and salt. Keep it aside
Step 2 : In a heated pan of oil, saute the onions until brown. Switch off the flame. Let it cool . Make a paste and keep it aside.
Step 3 : make a smooth paste of 1 big tomato . set aside.
Step 4 : Heat oil in a pan. Transfer the fried onion paste. saute for a minute. Then add tomato paste. saute until raw smell disappears .
Step 5 : Add the spices – jeera, garam masala and turmeric powders. combine well.
Step 6 : Transfer the marinated chicken into it. Combine very well. check for salt. Cover and cook until chicken is done.
Step 7 : Grind the cashew nuts with little water to a smooth paste. Add this to the above chicken gravy.
Step 8 : Finally add finely chopped fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi. sim cook for 5 -7 minutes. Remove from heat.
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