The Health aspects of Methi Leaves or seeds
Being a multi-purpose Herb, Methi Leaves are widely used for making medicines and also in food preparations. It adds a unique taste and flavor and the same is good for skin related deficiencies. On the health side, Methi Leaf reduces and balances the cholesterol, Proper digestion.
Also it reduces menstrual cramps commonly found in working women. Leaves are rich in a wide variety of minerals, vitamins, and especially choline that helps in metabolism, while the seeds contain high-fiber structures and proteins, as well as neutral lipids, glycolipids, and phospholipids.
|Chicken Medium-sized Dices||500 gms|
|Fenugreek leaves||1 cup|
|Hung Curd||80 ms|
|Tomatoes chopped||2 nos|
|Onion Paste||2 nos|
|GG paste||2 tbsp|
|Green chillies Crushed||3 nos|
|Chilly Powder||1 tsp|
|Kashmiri Chilly Powder||1 tbsp|
|Coriander Powder||1 tsp|
|Kitchen King Masala Powder||1tsp|
|Bay Leaf||1 No.|
|Fresh cream||2 tbsp|
|Kasoori Methi Powder||A pinch|
|Coriander Leaves||1 tsp|
- Wash chicken in running cold water , rinse and keep aside, make onion
paste and keep separate.
- Take a nonstick saucepan, pour oil and then butter ,add cumin seeds,
allow to splutter, add GG paste, and mix well. Add onion paste, allow to
brown by adding little salt. After the onion has browned , Add tomatoes
and cook well till well blended.
- In the meantime take hung curd beaten up nicely , then add Turmeric
Powder, Kashmiri chilly powder, chilly Powder , Coriander Powder
Kitchen King Masala Powder and mix well in the curd.
- Now add the curd mix into the pan mix well till the oil releases to the
- Now add chicken pieces, Half a cup of Methi Leaf, moist with water,
cover and cook well by mixing at definite intervals for 10 mts.
- Now the Methi chicken can be served after checking the seasoning,
topped with fresh coriander leaves and Kasoori Methi Powder, and a
dash of Cream
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