Chicken Fenugreek Curry / Methi Chicken

admin, June 20, 2014

Serving size: 4

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken – 1 lb (cut into bite size pieces)
  2. Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) – 1 bunch (about 2 cups)
  3. Onion – 2 (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp
  6. Tomatoes – 2 (pureed)
  7. Yogurt – 2 tblsp (beaten)
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Chilly Powder – 3 tsp
  10. Corriander Powder – 2 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  15. Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  16. Salt – as needed
  17. Oil – 3 tblsp

Directions:

  1. Take a heavy bottomed pan, heat the oil and splutter the cumin and fennel seeds.
  2. Add the chopped onions and saute till it turns golden brown.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Fry for a minute till the raw smell vanishes.
  4. Add the chicken pieces, beaten yogurt and salt. Stir fry for few minutes.
  5. Add all the dry spice powders (corriander, cumin, chilly, turmeric and fennel powders).
  6. Add the tomato puree and required water. If you want a dry dish add very little water.
  7. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes till the oil seperates from the masala.
  8. Finally add the methi leaves and garam masala powder.
  9. Cook for a minute and switch off.
  10. Serve hot with roti, pulao, idli or white rice.

 

Tips:

  1. Add other meat and make methi mutton, methi turkey etc.
  2. You can also add other greens and make spinach chicken, gongura chicken etc.
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