Monday, September 24, 2018

Dahi Methi Chicken - (Chicken in Yogurt gravy)

Sometimes I ask myself what curry will I make for dinner,and if by chance my sound becomes a little clear for my children then their answer is loud and clear 'Chicken'.It is not at all a problem if they had Chicken the previous day or even that day afternoon.

Usually I make a simple Chicken curry in pressure cooker but after this recipe I go for this mostly instead of that regular gravy,because with the same ingredients if just a grinding can make a difference why not try that.Then when there is enough grated coconut in the freezer I change the chicken curry to this style along with Potatoes.Then there is this Pepper Chicken masala  or this Chicken Kurma which I make rarely.
Few days back there was a little Yogurt left to finish before the expiry date.So while I planed to make a Chicken Coconut curry ,I changed the plan of adding Coconut milk and Yogurt ideas came into my mind.This curry doesn't have a very thick gravy but goes well with all types of Indian bread.Also when you want to try something different from the usual chicken curry this goes well.The addition of kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves) adds a special aroma to the curry.For this recipe use the thick Yogurt (Greek style) and not that sour type curd/yogurt.
Chicken 1 kg(Cleaned and cut into curry size pieces)
Yogurt  1 cup
Onion   3 medium sliced
Tomato  1 small sliced
Fenugreek leaves(dried)/Kasuri methi  1 tbsp
Cumin seeds powder  1/2+1/2 tsp
Ginger    1/2''piece
Garlic cloves  5
Green chillies  4-5 
Chili powder 1/4+3/4
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
Water 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

-Coarsely grind the ginger garlic and the green chilies. 
-In a bowl add the yogurt,half of the above paste,1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder,1/4 chili powder,1 tsp fenugreek leaves and a little salt.Whisk well.Add the chicken pieces in it,mix well and marinate for at least 1/2 an hour in the refrigerator .
-Heat oil in a wok,when the oil turns hot add the sliced onion and saute well till golden brown,then add the other half of ginger-garlic and chilly paste.Saute well.
-Add the tomato pieces and cook till the tomatoes turn soft.Now add the Chili powder,Coriander powder,Turmeric powder, Cumin seeds powder and mix well.
-Now add the marinated Chicken along with the marinade and mix well.Add water and salt.Cover and cook till the chicken is done.
-Open the lid  and add the remaining Kasuri  methi rubbing it between your palms.Mix everything well and switch off the flame.
-Serve with your favorite roti.


  1. It is difficult to decide dinner menu everytime… this methi chicken will good to pair with any Indian flatbread

  2. I love kasuri methi in my curries... this curry sounds totally delicious... would be yum with jeera rice!


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