How to make Malai Methi Chicken -

It is so tasty that it is difficult to believe it is so simple to make. Methi chicken malai recipe is an amazing twist of methi leaves cooked with chicken pieces. The recipe is high on flavours and goodness.The non-vegetarian recipe is famous for its unusual taste and style of cooking. You can learn how to make it at home

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Dried fenugreek leaves (methi)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Malai Methi Chicken

Malai Methi Chicken 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 : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malai Methi Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into 1 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (methi) 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) finely chopped ½ cup

  • Yogurt beaten ½ cup

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium


Step 1

Mix chicken with dried fenugreek leaves, yogurt, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside in a refrigerator to marinate for ½ hour.

Step 2

Mix fresh fenugreek leaves with salt and set aside for 10 minutes. Squeeze extra water and set aside in a small bowl.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and saute till lightly browned. Add fresh fenugreek leaves and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add chicken along with the marinade and mix well. Saute for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Add 1 cup water and mix well. Adjust salt, cover and cook till chicken is done.

Step 6

Add fresh cream and mix well.

Step 7

Serve hot with naan or roti.

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