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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Methi Chicken

                                                                       
Ever since I tried this finger licking methi chicken from Sailu's Kitchen, my hubby wants me to cook methi chicken every time he brings chicken from the store.Thank you Sailu for sharing this wonderful recipe. I have followed the recipe from the original source as it is and made no changes at all. As the leaves has a distinct flavor so you can imagine now what aroma it leaves while cooking. Fenugreek can be used as herb as well as spice, even the seeds has so many health benefits. 

Serves: 4      Preparation time: 45-50 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kg Chicken, washed and cut into small sized pieces
1 cup fresh Methi leaves, dip the leaves in salt and sugar water for 15 minutes and then squeeze out the water
2 Onions, sliced, saute in 1tbsp oil till brown and cool
3 Green chilly (ground to paste)
1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
1 Tomato, pureed
1/4 cup Yogurt
1/2  tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Garam masala powder (2 cloves, 1" cinnamon, 1 cardamom)
8 Cashews (soak in warm water and then make a paste of it)
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method: 
Make a paste of brown onions and curd. Keep aside. Heat 2 tsp oil in a heavy pan, add methi leaves and saute for 8 minutes or till they turn crisp. Remove and keep aside. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan, add ginger garlic paste and green chilly paste. Saute for 5 minutes, add cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and mix well. Add tomato puree and cook for 3-4 minutes. Now add the onion-curd paste and cook for 3 minutes again. 
Add the chicken pieces and combine well. Cook on medium high flame for 3-4 minutes. Place the lid, reduce the flame and cook till the chicken is three fourth done. Add cashew nuts paste, garam masala and sauteed methi leaves and mix well. Add few tbsp of water if you find it a bit dry and let the chicken cook till it is tender and you get the gravy of your consistency. It should be thick creamy gravy . Remove from the heat and serve with flavored rice or rotis. 




                                                                                     

35 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Hmmmmmmmmmm...yummy....ovely clicks...chicken is my all time favorite...

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. Sounds and looks very delicious, with the flavour of methi.

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  3. Looks finger-licking good. I wish I had a piece of it.

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  4. Looks yum, have tasted it just once and i really loved it...

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  5. Hie Deepa n Tanu ,
    first tym at ur blog...u've got a good collection of recipes along with amazing clicks....Gladly following u :)

    http://punjabifooddiary.blogspot.com/

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  6. what an aromatic n tasty chicken curry always love the aroma from methi!1

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  7. Beautiful clicks deepa !!! super it looks .. got to try it ..

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  8. I am looking fwd to try a veg version with this, the curry sounds so flavorful and with methi...love it.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  9. Looks so delicious n flavorful1!!

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  10. Wow! It's very spicy and yummy! It's healthy with methi!

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  11. Slurpppp!!am drooling rite now here..such a beautiful dish Deepa..Yummy methi chicken..

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  12. bhishon tempting dekhte hoechhe...dekhei khidhe bere galo...darun presentation.....taste je ashadhron hoechhe sheta dekhei bujhte parchhi...I bet this is the best dish to make the hubby happy....

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  13. looks tempting and delicious..yummy!

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  14. methi chicken looks very delicious n tempting ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  15. For the chicken lovers perfect dish..great clicks too...might try veg version by adding paneer or some beans...

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  16. Absolutely stunning chicken dish...gorgeous clicks again...!

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  17. Slurpp.. My keyboard is already wet

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  18. Gorgeous Chicken !! Can imagine the flavor of the methi..Tempting pics !!

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  19. methi chicken is much appreciated and called for in my home too, tho I make it a little differently. The flavors are gorgeous isn't it?

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  20. Oh wow! I can almost get the aroma of methi here just by looking at the pics! It looks super delicious!

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  21. Deepa, first time in your blog..thanks for visiting me, actually ami blogging/blog hopping regular karar time pai na..phale dutor je kono ekta hai somehow, You have a nice collection of recipes..time kare ese dekhbo sab..methic hicken darun lagche dekhte..try korbo for sure

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  22. Dear Deepa
    I like this dish. The other day I cooked one fish kalia with fried onion paste.
    Nice to see, you have used fried onion paste. It has been ages since I last cooked dishes with fried or boiled onion paste.
    I like the use of fresh Methi...that dry Kasauri methi is a flavor spoiler.
    I am going to try soon. Now let me have a look at Jhatpat alu , looks yummy
    have a nice weekend

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  23. Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
    Methi chicken durdanto lagchhe dekhte. Ekdom notun dhoroner preparation. Methi r gondho bhishon bhalo lage. Ami dekhi ekhane fresh methi pai kina tahole tomar recipe ta try korbo.

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  24. Methi flavored chicken curry looks fabulous...drool drool..

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  25. Methi chicken very new to me and its fantastic. Yummy

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  26. Hi thanks for the kind words dear :) I am drooling over that chicken....looks awfully tempting...yum :)

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  27. Very flavorful and delicious chicken, never tried using methi leaves for cooking chicken though....

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  28. Chicken with the methi sounds flavorful as well as healthy. The platter looks inviting:)

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  29. The chickens look so mouthwatering and yummy...!! Thanks for following my blog :).

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  30. Hai, i tried this mouthwatering recipe..came out very well.we loved this version.thxs for sharing this wonderful recipe..

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