How to make Kadai Murgh Palak Methi -

Chicken tikka cooked with fenugreek and spinach leaves and a medley of masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken Tikka (चिकन टिक्का), Fenugreek leaves (methi) (मेथी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Kadai Murgh Palak Methi

Kadai Murgh Palak Methi Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
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Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kadai Murgh Palak Methi Recipe

  • Chicken Tikka readymade 8 pieces

  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) blanched and chopped ½ bunch

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) blanched 2 small bunches

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves chopped 12-15

  • Kadai masala 11/3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh tomato puree ½ cup

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 2 teaspoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 2 teaspoons

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons

  • Yogurt ¼ cup

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Tomato cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Fresh cream ¼ cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Finely chop one onion and chop the other into one-inch square pieces.

Step 2

Chop two thirds of blanched spinach leaves and make a puree of the remaining spinach leaves.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick kadai, add garlic and sauté till light brown.

Step 4

Add 1 tablespoon kadai masala, chopped onion and salt and sauté till lightly browned. Add tomato puree and sauté till oil separates.

Step 5

Add fenugreek leaves and chopped spinach leaves and sauté for 2 minutes more.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and butter and sauté for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add crushed peppercorns, chaat masala, dried fenugreek leaves, cashewnut paste, yogurt, spinach puree, onion pieces, capsicum and tomato and mix well.

Step 8

Add chicken tikkas and cream and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Transfer into a serving dish, sprinkle coriander leaves, remaining kadai masala, lemon juice and red chilli flakes and serve hot.

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