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Methi Chicken Masala

Chicken is cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves, onions and tomato to make a tasty Methi Chicken Masala that goes well with Indian Bread like Chappati, Naan, Roti and also Rice
Methi Chicken Masala

  • Chicken : 200 gms (boneless cut into small pieces)
  • Potato : 1 No ( chopped as the same size of chicken pieces)
  • Onions : 2 Nos. (finely chopped)
  • Tomato : 2 Nos (finely chopped)
  • Fenugreek leaves : 1 bunch (or 4-5 cubes)
  • Yogurt : 2 tbsp 
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder : 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder : 1 tsp
  • Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chillies : 4 Nos. 
  • Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tbsp (or use G&G powder)
  • Cashewnuts : 5 Nos (make it into powder)
  • Garam Masala powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Oil : 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste 
  • Method of preparation : 
  • Add some water to yogurt and whip it well and keep aside.

Method of Preparation
  • Heat Oil in a wide non stick pan and add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin turns colour, add chopped onions and little salt and fry till golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for a min before you add chopped tomatoes.
  • Once the tomatoes turn mushy add fresh chopped fenugreek leaves, coriander, turmeric and chilli powder.
  • Close the lid and cook for 4 to 5 min, now add whipped yogurt and let it cook for another 2 to 3 min.
  • Add Chicken and Potatoes, mix well and close lid and cook it in medium heat for about 6 to 7 min.
  • Check if there is enough water for the chicken to cook else add some water.
  • Add Cashew powder cook for another 5 min without lid till  chicken is cooked soft enough.
  •  Add garam masala and adjust taste. Methi Chicken Masala is ready to serve.

Note : You can add kasuri methi if you do not have / have enough Fenugreek leaves (taste differs)

Also Known as : Fenugreek Chicken Masala, Methi Murg Masala, Menthayala kodi koora, Venthiyakeerai Koli Kari.
Variations : Add some fried cashewnuts when the gravy is done.


Priya said... March 14, 2011 at 3:11 AM  

Mouthwatering chicken masala,love the addition of methi,yumm!

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