How to make Murgh Methi Kofta -

Kasoori methi makes these chicken kofta absolutely heavenly.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Dried Fenugreek leaves

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Murgh Methi Kofta

Murgh Methi Kofta 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Murgh Methi Kofta Recipe

  • Chicken minced 250 grams

  • Dried Fenugreek leaves roasted and powdered 2 1/2 tabl

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Green chillies 2

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic roughly chopped 7-8 cloves

  • Cashewnuts soaked 5-6

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Red capsicum thin strips a few


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon, green cardamoms and cumin seeds and saute till fragrant. Add onions and saute till they become soft but not brown.

Step 2

Meanwhile chop green chillies, ginger, garlic, chicken, cashewnuts and salt in a chopper till fine. Add 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves and chop again. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder to the pan and mix. Add cashewnut paste and yogurt and mix well. Add 2 tbsps dried fenugreek leaves and enough water to get the desired consistency. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

With dampened hands shape the chicken mixture into balls and add to the gravy. Add salt and mix. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or till both chicken and gravy are cooked.

Step 5

Transfer into serving bowl, sprinkle some dried fenugreek powder, garnish with thin strips of red capsicum and serve hot.

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