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Fenugreek (Methi) Chicken

23NP's picture
In England... We call this dish... Green Chicken Its colour is as rich as the taste of the fenugreek (methi)...
Ingredients
  Spinach 500 Gram
  Green chillies 6 , chopped
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Green cardamoms 4
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
  Onion 2 , chopped
  Ginger paste 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Chicken 500 Gram (8 medium sized pieces)
  Salt To Taste
  Thick yogurt 4 Tablespoon, whisked
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Cook the spinach leaves (discard hard stems) in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water. Puree in a blender with the green chillies.
Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry the bay leaves, cardamoms and cinnamon for a few seconds till aromatic. Add the onions and fry for about 3 minute(s) or till they are lightly browned.
Add the ginger-garlic pastes and fry for about 2 minute(s).
Add the tomatoes and fry for about 3 minutes.
Add the chicken and sprinkle salt to taste. Mix well. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the spinach puree. Cook on low heat for about 8 minutes or till the chicken is tender.
Stir in the yoghurt and the hot spice mix (garam masala). Simmer for about 3 minutes.

TIP:
A handful of fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) used along with the spinach makes this dish very flavorful.

Serve hot with: Green Peas Rice (Matar Pulav), steamed rice or Indian bread (Roti).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Language: 
hindi
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
The food of Kings...
Subtitle: 
Methi Chicken

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Snigdha's picture
Try adding half a bunch of cilantro/coriander to the dish. You can puree it along with palak/spinach. It will give the dish a wonderful taste.