Methi Murgh

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Methi Murgh beckons with the allure of succulent chicken, marinated in a medley of spices and enriched with the distinct flavour of fenugreek.

Embark on a culinary adventure with Methi Murgh, where the vibrant spices of India meet the earthy notes of fenugreek. This dish promises a symphony of flavours that will transport your taste buds to new heights.

About the Recipe

Methi Murgh is a celebration of traditional Indian spices harmonizing with the distinct aroma of fenugreek leaves. The chicken, marinated in a blend of ginger, garlic, and spices, undergoes a slow-cooking process, ensuring each bite is a burst of flavour.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine with Methi Murgh. The blend of spices, tender chicken, and the herbal essence of fenugreek creates a dish that’s both comforting and exciting – a perfect addition to your culinary repertoire.

Methi Murgh

Methi Murgh

Cooking Tips

For an authentic taste, allow the chicken to cook in the marination until tender slowly. Fenugreek leaves should be added towards the end, preserving their aromatic profile. This ensures the Methi Murgh reaches its full potential.

Cultural Context

Methi Murgh has roots in the heart of Indian kitchens, reflecting the diversity of flavours across the country. Traditionally served with roti, this dish encapsulates the essence of Indian home-cooked meals.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

Enjoy Methi Murgh piping hot with soft rotis. The flavours intensify when allowed to rest, making it an excellent choice for meal prepping. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a delightful leftover experience.

Other Similar Recipes

Explore the world of Indian cuisine with our Chicken Tikka Masala or Butter Chicken for a journey into classic flavours that complement Methi Murgh.

Nutrient Benefits

Fenugreek leaves add a nutritional punch, offering vitamins and minerals. Combined with lean chicken, Methi Murgh provides a wholesome balance of protein and essential nutrients.

Methi Murgh
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Methi Murgh

Methi Murgh beckons with the allure of succulent chicken, marinated in a medley of spices and enriched with the distinct flavour of fenugreek.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 Chicken (medium, jointed)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • 2 Onions (finely sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Curd - 2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder - tsp
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 3/4 cup Oil
  • 3 cups Water - 3 cups
  • 2 Cardamoms (large)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Caraway Seed Powder
  • 2 cups Fenugreek Leaves (without stems)
  • Juice of 1 Lime


  • Marinate chicken in ginger, garlic, one sliced onion, curd, red chilli powder, turmeric, and salt.
  • Fry the marinated chicken in half the oil until browned.
  • Add 3 cups of water and cook until 2/3rds of the water dries and the chicken is tender.
  • Add the remaining oil, cardamoms, cinnamon, green chillies, caraway seed powder, and sliced onion in a separate pan. Fry until cardamoms release aroma.
  • Add chopped fenugreek leaves and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken and simmer until the aroma of fenugreek leaves permeates.
  • Pour lime juice over it.
  • Serve hot with roti.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I serve Methi Murgh with?

Methi Murgh pairs wonderfully with soft rotis or steamed rice. For a complete Indian meal, consider serving it alongside fragrant basmati rice.

Can I use dried fenugreek leaves instead of fresh?

While fresh is preferred for its vibrant flavour, you can substitute with dried fenugreek leaves. Soak them in warm water for 10 minutes before using.

How spicy is Methi Murgh?

The spice level can be adjusted to your preference by controlling the amount of red chilli powder and green chillies. Feel free to tailor it to your taste buds.

Can I prepare Methi Murgh in advance?

Certainly! Methi Murgh’s flavours deepen when allowed to rest, making it an excellent dish to prepare ahead for gatherings or meal prepping.

What are other dishes similar to Methi Murgh?

Explore the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine with dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala or Butter Chicken for a flavorful journey that complements Methi Murgh.


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