Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cooking Beginner? Wanna Impress Someone? Worry not, Murg Methi is to the rescue!

The cooking skill level of this recipe is inversely proportional to the taste rating. That is how simple it is. Ideal for bachelors or novices in cooking!!

My family was raving about it bigtime.The brother bought me a special chocolate at almost midnight just to thank me for this dish and is asking me to make it everyday for 3 years at least, yes, it is that good.

But one must know that it is after all Chicken cooked with Fenugreek Leaves and is going to have a distinct taste of its own. Try not to compare it with Butter Chicken or Chicken Curry, pretty please?

Here's the recipe :

Murg Methi (Chicken cooked in Fenugreek Leaves)
Serves 4
Recipe credit : Some TV show I watched accidentally on ETV Marathi (of all the channels! :| )

Ingredients :

Chicken Marinade:

1 kg Chicken, cut into medium sized pieces, washed thoroughly.
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 small Onion,Puréed.
6 tbsp Oil
1 heaped tbsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
A handful of Chopped Coriander/Cilantro Leaves
 3/4 cup Curd, beaten.

Fenugreek Mixture:

2 cups Fenugreek Leaves, chopped (You could also use spinach if you have no Fenugreek)
1 medium Onion, Chopped.
2 Green Chilies, each cut into two.
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Cream/Milk (Optional)
A pinch of Sugar
1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)


Get the Fenugreek Leaves all chopped up.

Marinate the Chicken. Just add all the ingredients of the marinade in with the Chicken.

 Now, just mix.

That's it. Put this mixture in a cold pan. Just transfer the whole thing.

And then turn on the Gas. Let it cook on high for 3 minutes or until it starts to sizzle and bubble.

Cover this, turn the gas to low and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.

In the mean time, take another pan and add Oil to it. Heat it up and add Cumin seeds, let them crackle.

Add in the chopped Green Chili and Onion and Sauté it till Onions are brown.

Then add in the Chopped Fenugreek Leaves and stir well, add salt and sugar, turn the heat to medium low and cover it.

Check on your Chicken.

 It should be nice bubbling and yellowish orange to look at. Also you will fall in love with the aromas in your kitchen. All you have to do is mix this chicken into the Fenugreek mixture.

Just pour everything into the fenugreek pan. Then mix well to combine, add the milk/cream, and kasuri methi,  and let this guy cook for 10 more minutes with the lid on.

I know. It looks YUM right!! But control yourself and let it all cook and let the flavors really marry each other :)

Turn off the stove after 10 minutes and transfer to the serving bowl, or don't if you don't want to :P But let this cool a little bit before you serve it and make the Mmmmmmm sound :) This doesn't really need a garnish!

Best served either with Roti/Naan or also with Rice. Or just as is!

1 comment:

  1. ApurvaSeptember 5, 2012 at 6:05 AM

    What if we wanna impress with a vegetarian dish? :(

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