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Methi Murg / Fenugreek Chicken Curry

Fenugreek chicken or Methi Murg is a very unique chicken curry made using fresh fenugreek leaves. The chicken is cooked with methi/fenugreek leaves and some Indian spices, gives this dish a very unique flavors.  This is a very healthy and a easy chicken recipe, with goodness of fenugreek leaves. Happy cooking!!

FENUGREEK CHICKEN CURRY / METHI MURG

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken curry, methi murg, fenugreek chicken curry,
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Jyoti Behrani

Ingredients

Marinate the chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs bone-in chicken
  • 1/3 cup thick yogurt
  • 1/2 TBSP turmeric powder
  • 1 TBSP coriander powder
  • 1 TSP dry mango powder
  • 1/2 TBSP red chili powder as per taste
  • 1/2 TBSP garam masala
  • 1 TSP lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for onion paste:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chili

Ingredients for masala / curry:

  • 1-1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 TBSP cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup fresh fenugreek leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 4 TBSP oil
  • 2 TBSP water

Instructions

Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:

  • Marinate the chicken, using ingredients listed under marination.
  • Make the onion paste, using ingredients listed under onion paste.
  • Turn on saute mode, when it displays HOT, add oil. Followed by cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and bay leaf.
  • Add onion paste, 1/4 TSP of salt, saute for 3-5 min, or until all the moisture from the onion paste has evaporated.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, saute for a 1-2 min.
  • Add marinated chicken, saute until you see some oil floating, around 3-5 min.
  • Add fresh cilantro, mix well.
  • Add 2 TBSP of water, mix well and switch to manual mode for 5 min. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 min.
  • Turn on saute mode, continue to saute until almost all the liquid has evaporated or until desired consistency. Enjoy!!

Instructions for Pressure Cooker Cooking:

  • Marinate the chicken, using ingredients listed under marination.
  • Make the onion paste, using ingredients listed under onion paste.
  • On a high heat, in a pressure cooker, add oil. Followed by cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and bay leaf.
  • Add onion paste, 1/4 TSP of salt, saute for 3-5 min, or until all the moisture from the onion paste has evaporated.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, saute for a 1-2 min.
  • Add marinated chicken, saute until you see some oil floating, around 3-5 min.
  • Add fresh cilantro, mix well.
  • Add 2 TBSP of water, mix well and close the pressure cooker, after the first whistle, lower the heat to medium and cook for 5 min. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 min.
  • Turn on heat, continue to saute until almost all the liquid has evaporated or until desired consistency. Enjoy!!

Instructions for Stove Top Cooking:

  • Marinate the chicken, using ingredients listed under marination.
  • Make the onion paste, using ingredients listed under onion paste.
  • On a high heat, in a pot, add oil. Followed by cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and bay leaf.
  • Add onion paste, 1/4 TSP of salt, saute for 3-5 min, or until all the moisture from the onion paste has evaporated.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, saute for a 1-2 min.
  • Add marinated chicken, saute until you see some oil floating, around 3-5 min.
  • Add fresh cilantro, mix well.
  • Add 2 TBSP of water, mix well and cover the pot, lower the heat to medium and cook until chicken is cooked through.
  • Continue to saute until almost all the liquid has evaporated or until desired consistency. Enjoy!!

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Notes

  1. Traditionally, methi chicken is served with roti, paratha or naan. Therefore, the consistency of this dish is slightly thick.
  2. Adjust the spiciness as per taste.
  3. Lemon juice may be substituted in place of dry mango powder.
  4. This recipe can also be made using dry fenugreek leaves, 1/2 cup of dry leaves, soaked in water for 5-10 min, drain and use it in the recipe.

 

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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