Methi Malai Chicken – White Chicken Recipe

This White Chicken recipe is very close to my heart because it’s one of the recipes which I have developed in my primary days of cooking, when I was very young . It became quite popular among my friends and family members. In this recipe, chicken is cooked in rich and creamy cashew and charmagaz gravy with some different flavour of kasuri methi, and it tastes great. If you want, you can also make this recipe without adding methi. For more chicken recipes, search here.

Image : Methi Malai Chicken

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Important : 

  • Preparation Time : 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 30 minutes
  • Total Time : 50 minutes
  • Serve For : 2

Ingredients : 

  • Chicken (300 gm) /boiled
  • Dried Fenugreek Leaves or Kasuri Methi (1 tbsp)
  • Cardamom (6 )
  • Cloves (8)
  • Cinnamon Stick (2” stick )
  • Bay leaf (2)
  • Onion Paste (6 tbsp)
  • Green Chilli (1)
  • Garlic Paste (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Cashew Paste (3 tbsp)
  • Charmagaz or Dried Melon Seeds Paste (2 tbsp)
  • Chicken Stock (1 cup)
  • Butter (1 tsp)
  • Vegetable Oil (2 tbsp)

Images : 

Boil water with whole garam masala and salt

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Add chicken pieces and boil for 10 minutes

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When done separate the chicken pieces and the stock

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Add whole garam masala and bay leaf in oil

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When they are realising aroma, take them out from the pan

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In the same oil, add onion and green chilli paste

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Add salt

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Add garlic paste

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When the onion gravy is cooked, add cashew paste

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Add charmagaz paste

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Add chicken stock

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Add the boiled chicken pieces

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Mix everything well and cook for 15 minutes

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Add butter

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Add kasuri methi and your dish is ready to serve

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Tips : 

  • Do not over cook the cashew and charmagaz paste, or the gravy will lose its white color.
  • Serve with roti or naan.

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