Methi Chicken Malai

Methi Chicken Malai is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4
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800 gm - Chicken

1 cup - Thick Curd without water

2 tbsp - Ginger and Garlic paste

1 cup - Onion chopped (finely)

1.5 cup - Methi leaves

Garam Masala (sabut) - Elaichi, dalchini, Cloves (4 each)

2 tbsp - coriander powder

4 tbsp - Oil

1 tsp - Turmeric

2 tbsp - Green chilli, chopped finely

1/2 tsp - pepper powder

1 tsp - Garam Masala (readymade)

Salt -to taste

1/2 cup - Fresh Cream


  1. Marinate chicken with curd, ginger and garlic paste, turmeric and salt. Keep it aside for half an hour.
  2. First saute garam masala in oil.
  3. Fry onion. When it is soft, add green chillies.
  4. After that add methi leaves. Mix for 8-10 mins.
  5. Then add coriander powder and marinated chicken and cook on high heat.
  6. When chicken softens, add readymade garam masala and pepper powder. When it boils, cover it for 10 mins.
  7. Lastly, add fresh cream. Serve hot.

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