One of the most popular delicious dishes from Hyderabadi cuisine, Methi chicken is a dish prepared with chicken combined with fresh Methi (fenugreek) leaves. The distinct flavour of the methi gives a unique taste and enhances the flavour of the chicken.


  • 4 Pieces Boneless Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Curd
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Nos Onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Nos Green cardamom
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1/2 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Nos Tomato
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi, soaked
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 Cup Water


Marinating the chicken:

  1. Take chicken pieces in a deep bowl.
  2. Methi Chicken Masala2.Add lemon juice, red chilli powder, salt and ginger garlic paste. Mix them thoroughly with bare hands.Methi Chicken Masala
  3. Keep aside for 20 minutes to marinate.

Prepare the gravy:

  1. Take curd in a bowl, add red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder.
  2. Methi Chicken MasalaWhisk it thoroughly.
  3. Now in a pan of hot oil, put onion and saute till golden brown. Grind it to make a paste.
  4. In the same pan, in some oil put marinated chicken and pan fry it till golden brown and a bit crisp.
  5. .Now put bay leaf, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon in a hot il pan and saute for a while.
  6. .Add ginger garlic paste, saute some more and put chopped tomato, kasoori methi and the prepared curd mix.
  7. Mix them well and add the onion paste. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Now add the fried chicken and mix it with the gravy till the pieces are completely coated.
  9. Add green chilli and water, mix well. Bring to simmer.
  10. Put kasoori methi over and cover the pan to cook for a while.
  11. Open the pan when the curry starts to simmer a bit and the excess water is evaporated.
  12. Mix a little and serve hot.