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Methi Chicken Recipe

A Hyderabadi chicken recipe made using methi leaves and chicken...
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Asiya


For Chicken Marinade:

  • 500 gms chicken cleaned and washed well with lemon extract and water
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder dhaniya powder
  • 2 cups yogurt/curd

For The paste:

  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 medium size ginger piece
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 4-5 chopped green chillies

Other ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 2 bunches - freshly chopped methi leaves/fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper corn powder


Marinate the chicken:

  • Firstly, in a bowl add chicken pieces, into it add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, beaten yogurt.
  • Mix everything well and rest the marinade aside or rest in refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Make the onion paste:

  • In a blender, add onions, ginger piece, garlic piece, green chillies and blend into a fine paste.

Tip for removing bitter taste of methi:

  • In a bowl, add methi leaves, add salt and rest it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • When the leaves get moist, squeeze out the leaves.
  • Use the squeezed leaves in the curry or use the normal leaves if one is fine with the bitter taste.

Recipe Procedure:

  • In a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon stick, add cardamoms, add cloves and saute well.
  • Add the blended paste(onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic).
  • Cook for few minutes and keep stirring the masala until it turns very slight brown.
  • Add the squeezed methi leaves into it and saute them for few minutes.
  • Add the chicken marinade into it.
  • Roast it well for few minutes on high to medium flame by stirring.
  • Add garam masala powder, black pepper corn powder, mix and roast well.
  • Add little water if required, cover the lid.
  • Cook it on medium to low flame until the chicken gets tender.
  • Garnish with crushed kasuri/kasoori methi(optional).
  • Serve it with roti or rice!!!


1. If one wishes to enhance the recipe and make it very rich then add cream/malai lastly, cook for a minute and serve....


Calories: 360kcal
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