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Methi Chicken Masala Recipe

Methi Chicken Masala
How to make Methi Chicken MasalaNDTV Food

One of the most popular delicious dishes from Hyderabadi cuisine, Methi chicken is a dish prepared with chicken combined with fresh Methi (fenugreek) leaves. The distinct flavour of the methi gives a unique taste and enhances the flavour of the chicken.

  • Total Cook Time 45 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Methi Chicken Masala

  • 4 Pieces Boneless Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Curd
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 nos Onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 nos Green cardamom
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1/2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 nos Tomato
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi, soaked
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 cup Water

How to Make Methi Chicken Masala

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Marinating the chicken:

Take chicken pieces in a deep bowl.
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Add lemon juice, red chilli powder, salt and ginger garlic paste. Mix them thoroughly with bare hands.
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Keep aside for 20 minutes to marinate.

Prepare the gravy:

Take curd in a bowl, add red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder.
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Whisk it thoroughly.
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Now in a pan of hot oil, put onion and saute till golden brown. Grind it to make a paste.
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In the same pan, in some oil put marinated chicken and pan fry it till golden brown and a bit crisp.
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Now put bay leaf, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon in a hot il pan and saute for a while.
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Add ginger garlic paste, saute some more and put chopped tomato, kasoori methi and the prepared curd mix.
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Mix them well and add the onion paste. Mix thoroughly.
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Now add the fried chicken and mix it with the gravy till the pieces are completely coated.
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Add green chilli and water, mix well. Bring to simmer..
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Put kasoori methi over and cover the pan to cook for a while.
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Open the pan when the curry starts to simmer a bit and the excess water is evaporated.
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Mix a little and serve hot.
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