Methi Murgh with Potato Carrot Fry

I rarely come across fresh methi, so I made this dish with the frozen variety...

Ingredients for Methi Murgh:

  • 12 ounce bag frozen methi
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt, whisked or blended with 1/2 cup water
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 inch chunk ginger, chopped or grated
  • 4 big cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon roasted coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt, to taste

Heat the fenugreek leaves with a bit of water until they are warmed, puree with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth.

Heat a couple tablespoons vegetable oil in a medium skillet and roast fenugreek leaves until moisture goes away. Reduce heat to medium-low, adding oil if needed, and roast until the leaves are darker and dried, about 20 minutes. Remove to a bowl.

Add a couple more tablespoons to the skillet and fry onions over medium-high heat until golden. Add in ginger and garlic for about a minute then add coriander powder, garam masala, paprika, and turmeric for a few seconds, then add chicken and salt. Fry until chicken turns crispy, adding bits of oil as needed.

Mix in fenugreek, yogurt and sugar. Bring to a boil, cover pan, reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring as needed until chicken is tender and the oil separates from the sauce. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Potato Carrot Fry:
  • about 5 ounces shredded carrots
  • 1 potato, peeled and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kalonji
  • 1/2 teaspoon black cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seed
  • dash of asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt, to taste

Heat oil in non-sticks skillet and add all seeds and spices a few seconds, then add potato and carrot and fry, stirring as needed, until cooked and crispy.

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Uma said...

murg methi is one of my fav chicken dishes.. nice one!

Priya said...

Yummyilicious methi murgh and awesome looking potato carrot fry, makes me hungry..

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Swathi said...

Both dishes are delicious. I will try the potato carrot fry.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! delicious platter..!!

n33ma said...

Looks wonderful,what a nice lunch!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful platter..looks reallt delicious!Anything with methi...i m always in :)

Cynthia said...

D, I have not been around to your place in ages! Blame work - seriously.

How are you?

Indie.Tea said...

It looks delicious and I love the deep green color...

Dershana said...

that's a lovely chicken recipe, Dori. Must sure appreciate all that Indian food terminology you use as well as the Indian cuisine you prepare so well.