Thursday, November 13, 2014

Methi Chicken / Chicken with Fenugreek Leaves

Methi Chicken / Chicken with Fenugreek Leaves

It's winter. Cold breezes, Frozen nights, Trees without leaves and covered with snow. I gonna miss greenery. Trees seems to be sad and moody like having dark days and waiting for the happy days. Until now they danced moving their branches and leaves, but know they stood without any feeling as if they are missing there leaves. We have to learn many things from trees. Every one will face some dark days in life. If we look at trees they will tell us, we must be stable, brave and stood up hoping good days will come soon.

But I am happy that I can get green, fresh methi all winter. Non-vegetarians who don't like methi, this recipe is for you, simple and delicious. This is a good side for chapati or roti or rice.

Methi Chicken / Chicken with Fenugreek Leaves

Serves : 4
  • Chicken - 1 Kg
  • Methi/Menthi Aaku/ Fenugreek Leaves - 2 cups Full
  • Large Onions - 2
  • Chillies - 3
  • Garlic cloves - 6
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
For Marination:
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Bay leaf / Tej patta - 2
  • Green Cardamon/Elachi - 5
  • Black Cardamom - 4
  • Cloves/Lavangalu - 5
  • Cinnamon/ Dalchini cheka - 2 ( 1 inch pieces)
  • Mace/Japathri - 1
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Clean chicken pieces and marinate with all the ingredients under marination for at least 15 minutes.
  • Wash and chop methi/ Fenugreek leaves and chop them and sprinkle some salt, mix  and leave them for 10 minutes. Now squeeze the leaves. ( This step adding salt and squeezing is to reduce the bitterness. I skipped this step as I love little bitterness)
  • Grind onion, green chillies, ginger and  garlic.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry onion mixture till it turns brown. Add Methi and fry for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Now add marinated chicken, mix and cook with lid on. Water will oozes out from chicken which will be sufficient to cook chicken, otherwise add sufficient water and cook till chicken cooked and oil oozes out. Adjust salt.
  • Serve with rice or chapati or roti.


  1. Wow. I will surely try this recipe out. It looks so delicious.