Lip-smacking Methi Murg


For all those who just can’t get enough of chicken, here is Methi Murg, delicious and simple recipe by Mum.

Have this lip-smacking dish with roti or rice.

Picture Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Picture Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients:
For marination :

  • Chicken – 500gms
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Curd – 2-3 tbsp
  • A little salt

For gravy:

  • Onion finely chopped- 1 large
  • Whole garsm masala- 2 cloves,2 cardamom 2 cinnamon
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Tomato (1finely chopped, 1 puree) -2 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 2 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/2  tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cashews – 2 tbsp
  • Cream – 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 4
  • Ginger jullienes – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Marinate chicken with ginger-garlic paste, salt and curd for 30 minutes
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add whole garam masala and bay leaf
  • After few seconds add finely chopped onion and fry till golden brown
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, fry, add chopped tomatoes and tomato puree
  • Fry till the oil separates and raw smell goes
  • When masala is done, add marinated chicken and cook for few minutes
  • Add chilli-coriander-turmetic-garam masala powders
  • Crush kasoori methi, add it to the chicken , mix well, cover and cook
  • Grind the cashews to a paste, add it to the chicken and cook for sometime
  • Now add cream, ginger-jullienes, slit green chillies, fresh corainder, and cook for a few more minutes untill the chicken is cooked
  • Serve with hot plain paratha or rice

Methi Paratha


Parathas would make a great start for the day. Mum would make parathas of all types – aloo, methi, cabbage, radish, and paneer.

Miss the yummy taste. But, here’s Didi’s hand at Methi paratha 🙂

Methi Paratha

Methi Paratha
Pic Courtesy: Mujhahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 3 parts
  • Gram flour – 1 part
  • Methi leaves – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 6-7 cloves
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Green chillies – 4-5
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Wash and finely chop the methi leaves. Mix the same with wheat and gram flour
  • Finely chop the green chilies and crush them along with jeera. Add the same to the flour. Add salt.
  • Make the dough by adding water little by little.
  • Knead it well by applying some oil.
  • Leave is covered for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll it into thick parathas.
  • Shallow fry on both sides with oil or butter.
  • Serve hot with any curry or pickle.