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Fresh Methi Chicken Curry Recipe

- Submitted by Dahlia on 19th Jan 2011

(Methi Murg, Fenugreek Leaf Chicken, Chicken With Greens, Vendaya Keerai Kozhi Kulambu, Chicken Curry With Fenugreek Leaves, Methi Chicken With Fresh Methi)

Fresh Methi Chicken


  • Chicken - 1 lb (cut into bite size pieces)
  • Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) - 1 bunch (about 2 cups)
  • Onion - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes - 2 (pureed)
  • Yogurt - 2 tbsp (beaten)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 3 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - 3 tbsp


  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 (coriander, 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 separates from the masala. 
  8. Finally add the methi leaves and garam masala powder.
  9. Cook for a minute and switch off. Tasty methi chicken curry is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion


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

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Comments (7)

Person Soumya   (April 14, 2016)
We tried this yesterday and loved it :) very simple and tasty! Only change was that we had already marinated the chicken in the yogurt and ginger-garlic paste. Hence didn't add these again in the gravy.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 16, 2016)
Thanks for leaving your comments Soumya. Enjoy cooking.
Person Kaushik   (April 21, 2015)
You are adding methi leaves at the end and cooking it for 1 minute only.. how the methi leaves will be cooked with in 1 minute..I believe it will take atleast 5-6 minutes to be cooked properly..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 28, 2015)
Yes, lat one minute is sufficient to cook the leaves while retaining the nutrients. The heat of the gravy will continue to cook it a little more.
Person Laju Vatnani(Spain)   (November 2, 2013)
Lovely and easy to make recipes....keep it up.
Person Laju Vatnani(Spain)   (November 2, 2013)
You should keep posting these delicious recipes.....they are simply awesome.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 2, 2013)
Thanks Laju. Try them and give ur feedback.

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