Methi chicken


Methi chicken is a prepared with sun-dried methi and chicken. It is simple and delicious. It can be served as side dish with any Indian bread or rice.

Methi Chicken

Methi Chicken


  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Chicken – ¾ kg (with bones)
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 “ inch stick
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Coriander leaves – a bunch
  • Methi leaves – 3 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oi l – 2 tbsp


  • Clean and cut the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Finely chop onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Put bay leaf and cloves, wait till it crackle.
  • Put the ginger and garlic, fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Put the onions and fry till golden brown, followed by tomatoes till they become mushy.
  • Put in chicken, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and methi leaves.
  • Saute them till the chicken is half cooked.
  • Pour in a cup of water and allow them to boil. Cover with the lid till they are cooked.
  • Remove the lid and put in low flame, wait till the oil separates.
  • Transfer to a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with any Indian breads or with any variety rice. I have accompained this with Egg rice.

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