Methi Chicken Masala / Murgh Methi Masala

by - January 03, 2013

Methi Chicken Masala / Murgh Methi Masala

Total time:
  32 ~ 35 minutes
Preparation time: 7 ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4
Source: Vahchef

1 1/2 lbs chicken
1 medium size fenugreek leaves bunch, chopped
2 medium size onions, chopped finely
1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
2medium size tomatoes, chopped
3 ~ 4 green chilies
1 cup Yogurt
1/2 cup cream (optional)
Salt to taste

Masala Powders
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
3/4 ~ 1 tsp garam masala powder

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
Curry leaves as required(optional)

  • Wash chicken and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Wash fenugreek leaves. Drain the water and keep it aside.

  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan, add fennel seeds and allow it to splutter. then add curry leaves and stir it for few seconds.
  • Throw in Onions and fry till it become soft and transparent.
  • Now add GG paste and fry till raw smell disappear.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry it till it become soft but not mushy.
  • Add masala powder and saute it for a minutes in low heat or until raw smell disappears.
  • Then add curd and mix well, saute it in low heat.
  • Add chopped fenugreek leaves and cook it for a minute, then add chicken pieces. If needed add cream at this stage.
  • Cover and cook till mixture thicken to curry consistency in medium - low heat.
  • Enjoy with Rice or roti.
Methi Chicken Masala / Murgh Methi Masala
Note: If required sprinkle little water because curd and chicken gives enough water to the mixture to cook.

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  1. Love the methi flavour. Too tempting...

  2. Drooling over ur chicken.has come out colourful.

  3. Methi chicken looks so yummy !!

  4. Delicious chicken Methi Saraswathi.

  5. So love the look of the methi it

  6. Drool worthy curry, loved ur clicks!!!

  7. delicious and flavourful chicken... looks fabulous..

  8. Can I use dried fenugreek leaves dear? Will it give the same taste?

  9. your chicken is so inviting akka .........

  10. Delicious and flavorful chicken masala.. Very tempting..

  11. Wow ! Wow !! Tempting...

  12. I can't remember when was the last time I cooked Masala. :P Maybe it's just time to cook again with your recipe. It looks so tempting! Guess, it's just okay if I add more turmeric/curcumin powder, isn't it?

  13. Hi Sweety, Thanks for your comments and don't add more turmeric powder because it will change the taste and color of the chicken and even you wont get original flavor of curry.

  14. Hi Arthy, Fresh one works best than dried leaves. Dried one gives flavor but not taste like fresh leaves..

  15. looks yummy .....will give it a try :-)

  16. Flavorful chicken dish.. methi gives a unique flavor

  17. Lipsmacking murgh methi masala, love to enjoy with some rotis for my dinner tonite.

  18. Looks great. I can eat some? Not cook mind you then I will run away.

  19. Methi chicken tempts me inviting.

    today's recipe:

  20. looks mouthwatering n tempting ...

  21. the combination of methi and chicken goes a long way n ur's looks amazingly delicious n the pics r awesome..:)

  22. Extremely yummm & flavorful!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner


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