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Fresh Methi Chicken

 Published 2011-Jan-19   Updated 2018-Mar-26

- Submitted by Dahlia

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

Recipe for 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.

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Comments (17)

Person   ()
too hot for my taste
Person   ()
Please reduce the spice level as per your taste.
Person   ()
I accidently stumbled upon methi chicken recipe. Tried it for the fun of it, believe me when I say my taste buds really went for a ride with taste. Now I am glad stumbled and learnt a great things from your simple recipe site. I will give it try with all other recipes.
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Great to hear that. Do try more recipes.
Person   ()
Very nice and simple Recipe for Fresh Methi Chicken I tried it and it came out superb...thanx
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
Awesome simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Person   ()
You are welcome.
Person   ()
Great simple recipe and wonderful flavour. My wife and I enjoyed immensely. Will try other recipes.
Thank you
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Thats good to know that you enjoyed. Try more new recipes.
Person   ()
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   ()
Thanks for leaving your comments Soumya. Enjoy cooking.
Person   ()
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   ()
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   ()
Lovely and easy to make recipes....keep it up.
Person   ()
You should keep posting these delicious recipes.....they are simply awesome.
Person   ()
Thanks Laju. Try them and give ur feedback.

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Comment by reena gupta
    I made the curry today, but it was red color instead of green how come? it did not look anything like the picture but the taste was good.
Reply :-
    Hi Reena, Don't worry about the colour. It all depends on the colour of the spice powders, its proportions etc. As long as you like the taste, its good. :-)

Comment by renuka memba
    not bad,thank you
Reply :-
    U r welcome!!

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