The Quintessential Yoghurt Chicken Recipe For Foolproof Dinners - EatTreat

The Quintessential Yoghurt Chicken Recipe For Foolproof Dinners

This chicken cooked in a creamy yoghurt and methi-flavoured (fenugreek) gravy is a winner every single time. Easy to plate and pairing well with rice as well as parathas, this is our go-to move for every impromptu dinner party.

Serves: 3-4

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

The Elements:

1 tablespoon oil

300 grams fenugreek leaves

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

1 onion, chopped

3-4 green chillies

2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)

½ teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

500 grams boneless chicken thighs, cut into pieces

1 tomato, chopped

1 teaspoon garam masala powder

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons yoghurt

2 cups water


Heat half a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add fenugreek leaves. They should begin to shrink as you cook. Once done, transfer to a bowl and set aside.

In a separate pan, heat the remaining oil and add the cumin seeds. After about a minute, add the chopped onions. Once golden brown, add the green chillies along with the ginger-garlic paste and stir for about two minutes. Stir in the red chilli, turmeric, cumin and coriander powders.

Mix in the chicken pieces and the chopped tomatoes, cover for about 15 minutes and stir every couple of minutes. Now add the cooked fenugreek leaves, garam masala powder, salt and yoghurt, mix well, and then pour in the water.

Cover and cook for another 20 minutes on low heat. Serve with rice or freshly made roti!

Photos Courtesy Of: Madishetty Manasa

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