Methi murgh is a Classic Dish That Would be Perfect for Your Bakrid Feast!

Bakrid, also known as Id-ul-Zuha, is quite a significant festival for the Muslim community. The word ‘Eid’ is derived from the Arabic language, meaning ‘festival’ and the word Zuha comes from Uzhaiyya, meaning ‘sacrifice’. Also known as Eid-ul-Adha in Arabic, fragrant food is an essential part of this festival, and aromatic and mildly spiced methi murgh is one of the recipes enjoyed during this festival in India. It can be paired with any Indian bread of choice, from roti to naan and even goes well with rice.  

About the Dish

Outrightly delicious, we simply cannot rave enough about the murgh Malai Methi dish. An excellent dinner or lunch party fare, it is prepared using chicken cuts, flavourful ingredients, caramelised onion puree and curd that forms a creamy base for this decadent, rich chicken delicacy.  

It is an ideal recipe for festivals like Eid because you can prepare this recipe 1-2 days before Eid to enjoy the festivities without worrying about cooking. Moreover, it is an easy recipe made with readily available ingredients but tastes lip-smacking. 

Many Indian restaurants in Europe and the US have included murgh Methi Malai chicken on their menu; hence, this premium chicken delicacy is now enjoying global popularity. So it’s your time to cook now. 

How To Make Methi murgh Chicken?

Methi murgh is a lip-smacking chicken curry generously flavoured with fenugreek leaves (methi). There are myriad versions of this drool-worthy recipe, and fenugreek leaves lend their earthy and nutty tones to all of them. 

Some add dried fenugreek leaves while some add fresh leaves but taste-wise, both bring the aromatic flavour of methi. So, if you are searching for the easiest way to cook murgh Methi Malai Chicken, we bring you a perfect recipe. 

Order Fresh Licious Chicken

Simply order fresh and never frozen chicken curry cuts from Licious. Our chicken is washed thoroughly and cut perfectly for convenience. 

To make Methi murgh, we recommend you not to avoid the bone-in pieces because they lend an excellent flavour to the dish. Licious Chicken Curry Cut consists of bone-in, and boneless portions of breast, wing (minus the tip), leg, and thigh pieces. 

What’s more? Our chickens are raised on biosecure farms and contain no antibiotic residue or hormones. 

Print Recipe
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the yoghurt. Add salt, and then leave the Licious curry-cut chicken pieces in the marinade for a minimum of 30-minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add ghee and heat; then add whole garam masala.
  3. Over medium heat, sauté until the whole spices crackle and release their aroma.
  4. Next, add onions and sauté till they turn golden brown.
  5. Add ginger, chopped garlic, and green chillies and then stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Dissolve coriander powder, turmeric, and red chilli powder in 4 tbsp of water and add.
  7. After stirring for 30 seconds, add chopped tomatoes. Fry till the oil separates from the masala.
  8. Add the marinade and the marinated chicken, and 4 cups of water.
  9. Cover and bring to a boil.
  10. Simmer till the chicken gets cooked, and the oil begins to separate from the masala once again.
  11. Adjust the seasoning.
  12. Sprinkle in ginger juliennes, roasted fenugreek, and coriander and cover with a lid.
  13. Serve it with steamed rice after letting the recipe rest for 5-10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Now that you know how to make a delicious Methi Chicken Curry, what are you waiting for? When you try this authentic murgh Methi Malai Chicken recipe, click pictures and share them on Instagram using the hashtag #MadeWithLicious, we’d love to see your version of this dish.

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