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Fenugreek Curry Chicken

Fenugreek Curry Chicken

fenugreek chicken recipe

Make roti and this curry and fenugreek, or methi leaf, chicken for a flavorful winter dinner.
By Priti S

fenugreek curry chicken

Methi, or fenugreek, Chicken, murgh methi or methi chicken curry is a delicious chicken curry with addition of fresh methi leaves. It is an absolute wonderful combination to enjoy during winter.


If you like chicken then you should try this and this murgh methi goes well with any pulao, jeera rice, paratha, poori, roti or even with some bread so let’s checkout the recipe.

See Also

Get the recipe for the ginger garlic paste used in the recipe here.

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Fenugreek Curry Chicken

  • Author: Priti S
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Make roti and this curry and fenugreek, or methi leaf, chicken for a flavorful winter dinner. Serve hot or warm with pulao, paratha, naan or roti.


  • 1 Kg – (2.2 pounds) Chicken
  • 1 tbsp – Ginger-Garlic Paste (see link above)
  • 1 tbsp – Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp – Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp – Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp – Salt

For Curry

  • 4 Cups – Fresh Fenugreek Leaves
  • 6 Medium – Onion
  • 3 Large – Tomato
  • 4 – Slit Green Chilies
  • 56 tbsp – Oil or Ghee
  • 1 tsp – Shah Jeera
  • 2 – Bayleaf/Tejpatta
  • 2 – Black Cardamom/Moti Elachi
  • 4 – Crushed Green Cardamom
  • 5 – Cloves/Lung
  • 1/4 tsp – Asafoetida/Hing
  • 1/2 tbsp – Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp – Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp – Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp – Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Cup – Beaten Yogurt/Curd
  • 2 tbsp – Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 23 Cups – Water
  • To Taste – Salt


  1. Marinate washed chicken pieces (used here all boneless pieces) with all the ingredients listed under ‘For Marination’ and marinate for 30 mins or until required. Clean fenugreek leaves and chop it roughly. Peel and chop onion, slit green chili, puree tomato.
  2. Heat oil in a pan or kadai add hing, bay leaf, cloves, black and green cardamom, shah jeera and allow to splutter. Add onion, green chili, ginger-garlic paste mix well and cook until onion becomes soft and light brown with regular stirring.
  3. Add tomato puree and cook until oil starts to separte, add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix well, cook for a min in medium flame. Add chicken pieces and mix well.
  4. Cook for 10-12 mins in medium heat with stirring in intervals until chicken gets 3/4 cooked and oil starts to separate, I didn’t added any water yet.
  5. Add methi/fenugreek leaves and mix well, cook for 5-8 mins or until methi and chicken gets cooked.
  6. Add beaten curd and mix well to combine, keep flame to slow while adding curd, add salt keep the flame to medium now cook for 8-10 mins or until oil floats on top. Add coriander leaves mix and off flame.
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: North Indian


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