Cut chicken thighs into even size pieces.
Marinate in a mixture of garlic paste, chilli powder, pepper powder, salt, oil and lemon juice.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the melon seeds.
When they turn brown, strain the oil and blend to a fine paste.
Heat a pan, add desi ghee, bay leaves, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, garlic and ginger.
As they start turning brown, add tomatoes, onions, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, cumin seed powder and saute.
Now add water and cook for sometime.Cool and strain the tomato gravy.
Add the gravy and melon seed paste in a pan and allow it to simmer. Add kasoori methi powder, salt and cook for sometime.
Take butter in a pan, add chicken pieces, tomato gravy and cream and cook for sometime.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Key Ingredients: Tomato, Chicken, ginger, garlic, onion, lemon juice, red chilli, coriander powder, cumin seeds, turmeric, vegetable oil, black pepper, green chillies, garam masala, clarified butter, bay leaf, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, melon seeds, fenugre