Methi Murgh (Fenugreek Chicken)

Methi Murgh (Fenugreek Chicken)

Fenugreek fans will love this recipe for chicken using both fresh and dried fenugreek leaves and is cooked in a pressure cooker.

Ready in: 55 m

Calories: 493

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 (4 to 6 pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces (skin removed and discarded)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 4 green chile peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat; brown the chicken pieces evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from cooker and set aside. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod, cloves, onion slices, ginger-garlic paste, and green chile peppers to the pressure cooker and cook until the onions are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the spinach, fresh fenugreek leaves, dried fenugreek leaves, turmeric, red pepper, and salt into the mixture and cook until the spinach and fenugreek leaves begin to wilt and darken in color, about 5 minutes. Pour the water over the mixture and return the chicken pieces to the pressure cooker; bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
    2. Fasten the lid on the pressure cooker; cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Release pressure fully and remove the lid; sprinkle the garam masala over the dish. Cook and stir until the liquid thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.

    Directions

    • Prep10 m
    • Cook45 m
    • Ready In55 m
    1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat; brown the chicken pieces evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from cooker and set aside. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod, cloves, onion slices, ginger-garlic paste, and green chile peppers to the pressure cooker and cook until the onions are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the spinach, fresh fenugreek leaves, dried fenugreek leaves, turmeric, red pepper, and salt into the mixture and cook until the spinach and fenugreek leaves begin to wilt and darken in color, about 5 minutes. Pour the water over the mixture and return the chicken pieces to the pressure cooker; bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
    2. Fasten the lid on the pressure cooker; cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Release pressure fully and remove the lid; sprinkle the garam masala over the dish. Cook and stir until the liquid thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.

      Nutrition Facts

      Per Serving: 493 calories; 34 g fat; 8 g carbohydrates; 36.7 g protein; 103 mg cholesterol; 195 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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