Delicious Methi Chicken Curry - Murgh Methi Curry Recipe
The Methi Chicken Curry Recipe is a mouth watering chicken curry in a methi gravy, that is simple to make and delicious to eat. Serve this chicken methi curry along with Ghee Rice and Raita for lunch or dinner.
The Methi Chicken Curry Recipe is a delicious curry where the chicken is cooked along with methi/ fenugreek leaves with a spicy ginger garlic gravy. The addition of the tadka along with the fresh spices highlights the flavors of the methi chicken curry recipe.
Methi leaves i.e. fenugreek leaves when consumed, are beneficial for the heart as well as the skin. Methi is very beneficial to people having high cholesterol as well as diabetics due to its capability to cut down cholesterol levels and also to control glucose metabolism. In short, Methi is an extremely nutritious vegetable.
Again, chicken too, with its ability to provide a healthy portion of proteins, essential vitamins and minerals and also regulating cholesterol and blood pressure, is a very healthy form of (white) meat.
Methi Murg is a combination of two such extremely nutritious food items. People who dislike methi too will surely love this Special Methi Chicken Curry.
If you like this recipe of Methi Chicken Curry Recipe, here are a few more Indian Chicken recipes you can try for your weekend dinner
- 300 grams Boneless chicken , cut into pieces
- 1 cup Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) , roughly chopped
- 3 Onions , finely sliced
- 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
- 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 10 cloves Garlic
- 2 inch Ginger
- 2 Green Chillies
- 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1 teaspoons Garam masala powder , adjustable
- 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 2 teaspoons Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
- 1 tablespoon Oil , to fry the onions For the tempering
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- 2 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1 Bay leaves (tej patta) For garnishing
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
How to make Delicious Methi Chicken Curry - Murgh Methi Curry Recipe
To begin making Methi Chicken Curry recipe, firstly clean the chicken and wash thoroughly in sufficient water. Drain the water from chicken and cut into medium sized pieces. Keep them aside.
Add garlic, ginger, green chillies and the coriander leaves into a mixer grinder and grind them into a paste using very little water. Keep it aside.
Take a bowl and add curd, half of the green paste that we made above and half of the turmeric powder. Mix it well.
Next add the chicken pieces into the bowl and coat the chicken with this coriander, ginger and garlic mixture. Once it is done, keep the chicken aside to marinate for about an hour.
The next step is to make the gravy for the methi chicken curry.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot, add the sliced onions and saute adding a pinch salt to speed up the caramelization (browning). Keep stirring on low to medium heat constantly till the onions are lightly browned.
The caramelised onions impart a delicious flavour to the Methi Chicken Curry.
Turn off the heat and keep these onions aside to cool down a bit. When cooled down, grind to a fine paste in a mixer grinder.
Heat oil into the same pan over medium heat. Add the whole spices mentioned for tempering which includes cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, black peppercorn and bay leaves. Saute until the aromas of the spices wafts in the air.
Next add the remaining green coriander paste, the caramelized onion paste and stir for a couple of minutes. Now add the remaining turmeric powder and the chopped tomatoes. Saute and cover the pan with a lid and cook until the tomatoes turn soft.
Once the tomatoes are soft, add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and mix well. Add the chopped methi leaves and saute till the leaves become soft.
At this stage, add the marinated chicken with the entire marinade and saute on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
When the chicken changes colour, add a cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook the Methi Chicken Curry on medium heat stirring occasionally. It will take about 20 minutes to cook the chicken to perfection.
When the chicken is fully cooked, add the kasuri methi and check seasoning. Adjust salt and other spices if desired. Cook uncovered on high flame for a few more minutes to thicken the Methi Chicken gravy.
Once the gravy thickens, turn off the heat, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves.
Delicious Methi Chicken Curry - Murgh Methi Curry Recipe is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest