Chicken is one of my all time favorite dish,love all varieties in chicken.When my sister was here for thanks giving she shared this recipe with me .According to the recipe you should make this with ground cilantro and green chillies.In my case it was unplanned,I marinate the chicken as soon as I get the bird from Indian store and freeze it.So my version is red but you can make it with green chillies for a different look.

Chicken - 1lb
Methi leaves - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 6
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
Cardamom - 1
Clove - 1
Cilantro - 1 cup
Onion - 2 large
Mint - 5-6 leaves
Oil - 3tsp
Coconut powder - 1/4 tsp(Optional)
Salt - Add according to taste
Red Chili Powder - 1tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 2tsp
Lime Juice -1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Tomato - 1 Small(Optional)
To Marinate:

1.Wash the chicken and make sure there is no excess water.Add red chili powder,turmeric,lime juice,ginger garlic paste,salt,1tsp cilantro,mint mix properly and marinate for at least an hour.
For Curry:
1.Cut the onions,tomato,cilantro,mint,methi finely,slit open the green chillies vertically.
2.Heat oil in a pan and once the oil is hot add dry garam masala(clove,cinnamon,cardamom).After a min add green chillies,onion and fry until the onions are 60% cooked.
3.Add ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.Add turmeric,methi,cilantro and cook for 4-5 min on medium flame ,make sure to stir occasionally.
4.Add tomato,salt and cook for 5 min then add chicken,red chili powder(optional) and cook it on medium-high flame for 5min.Check the seasoning ,add if anything is required.Cover the chicken and cook in medium flame for 8 min.Add coconut powder and open cook it according to the your taste.If you like gravy then add little water and cook it.Switch off the heat.

Serve chicken hot with roti/rice.
Note:The timings I've mentioned for cooking in this recipe are just random(Andaz).Follow your own timings,just make sure not to burn the curry.


Thats a delicious and droolworthy chicken and methi kura, tempting..Wish u and ur family a happy and prosperous 2011.

January 3, 2011 at 2:56 AM  

Wow..i know it should have tasted excellent..methi leaves tastes very good with chiken..lovely recipe..chala bagundi

January 3, 2011 at 3:36 AM  

@Priya:Thanks dear,same to you.
@Anu:Thanks dear,it tasted gr8.Loved it.

January 3, 2011 at 9:49 AM  

Flavorful and mouthwatering methi chicken..

January 3, 2011 at 11:57 AM  

LOve the color... hmm am all hungry :)

January 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM  

@Tahemeem,Pushpa : ThanQ

January 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM  

oh my my this is too tempting ...slurp :)

January 5, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

Thanks Ananda.

January 6, 2011 at 7:19 PM  

It makes me drool... Rich in masala. just the way i prefer.

January 29, 2011 at 2:40 PM  

Nice color..

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