Easy Tangy Methi Chicken Recipe

methi chicken

Tangy Methi Chicken Recipe


‘Methi’ (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) is North Indian Cuisines answer to parsley! Widely used in plenty of vegetarian and non- veg dishes. Strongly Aromatic and slightly bitter : a little goes a long way.  I don’t believe you can be on the fence with this one. You either love it or you don’t much care for it. I love it. My husband does not.

But I am telling you, If you like the flavor of Methi – this is the Methi Chicken dish for you. It is without doubt one of the easiest dishes to prepare with just a few ingredients. It’s Tangy and herby and succulent.

methi chicken ingredients.

This is all you need

Tangy Methi Chicken Recipe

Recipe Type: Chicken – North Indian Cuisine
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 10
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-6


  • 1 chicken, skinless – cut into  10 – 12 pieces
  • 2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 tsp ginger, julliened
  • 2-3 dried red chillied, cut up
  • 1 Tbsp Kashmir Chilli Poweder (Mild)
  • ½ tsp black pepper corns
  • 1 Tbsp Kasuri Mathi
  • ¾ cup yoghurt (normal: not too sour)
  • salt to taste ( about 1 tsp)
  • 3 Tbsp Oil


  •  Clean rinse and drain the chicken thoroughly.
  • Crush the ginger using a pestle and mortar and also julienne cut the remaining ginger.
  • Beat the yoghurt well.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan.
  • Add the crushed ginger and the dry chillies. Allow the ginger to soften.
  • Also add the  ginger julienne and  the chicken and toss well.
  • Cook till the chicken is evenly white all over.
  • Add the black pepper and the kashmir chilli powder and toss till well coated and colored evenly. ( It should be a nice bright red color).
  • Add the kasuri methi and crush it between your palms. Add this as well as salt to the pan and toss well to incorporate.
  • Cover and cook on low till the chicken is tender. About 10 minutes.
  • Add the beaten yoghurt now and cook down, stirring till the yoghurt is just a thick coating over the chicken and not a loose gravy.
  • Serve HOT!

Tangy Methi Chicken Recipe

Try it and let us know – Tangy Methi Chicken Recipe .

  • You can substitute the dried methi for other dried hebs like curry leaves  or basil if you are not a fan of ‘methi’.
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