How to make Dum Methi Murgh -

This smoky fenugreek infused chicken gravy is certainly a delightful recipe!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Kasuri Methi

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Dum Methi Murgh

Dum Methi Murgh Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dum Methi Murgh Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Kasuri Methi 2 teaspoons

  • ghee 2 tablespoons

  • black peppercorns 6-8

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • cloves 1-2

  • star anise 1

  • cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • black cardamom 1

  • green chillies slit 3-4

  • onion chopped 1

  • Garlic Paste 1 tablespoon

  • ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • yogurt 3/4 cup

  • turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Almond Paste 2 tablespoons

  • Readymade dough for sealing


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add black peppercorns, green cardamoms, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, and black cardamom and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add onion, mix and sauté till translucent. Add garlic paste and ginger paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Take chicken in a bowl, add yogurt, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Transfer this into the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes on high heat.

Step 4

Reduce the heat, add almond paste and kasuri methi and mix well. Add ½ cup water and mix.

Step 5

Seal the rim of the pan with the dough and cover with a lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes, switch the heat off and transfer the gravy into a serving bowl. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.