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Plain Methi Chicken

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 - chicken, skinned and cut into medium pieces
  • 1.5 cups - onion, chopped
  • 4 to 5 - green chillies, slit
  • 5 to 6 - whole pepper
  • 2 - Clove
  • 1.5 inch piece - Cinnamon
  • 1 - Bay Leaf
  • 2 tsp - Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup - plain Yoghurt
  • 3 to 4 tsp - kasoori Methi or dried Methi
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 2 tbsp - chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
  • 3 to 4 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make

  • Wash and cut the chicken. Marinate it with turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt for 15-20 mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add whole pepper, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, slit chillies and onions.
  • Saute till onions are transparent.
  • Add chicken and fry for some more time.
  • Add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook for 5-7 mins.
  • Uncover and add yoghurts and garam masala powder.
  • Stir well till the oil separates from yogurt.
  • Continue to cover and cook till the chicken is properly cooked.
  • Add kasoori methi and chopped cilantro, stir and turn off the stove.
  • Adjust the spice according to your own taste.
  • If the yoghurt is not sour you can add some lemon juice for the tangy taste.
  • Serve with naan or plain paratha.