Methi Chicken with Pilau Rice

5/5 from 8 Customers

Methi chicken is a deliciously fragrant curry from the north of India. The chicken is first marinated in spiced yogurt with the key flavour coming from the fenugreek (methi) leaves.

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Methi chicken is a deliciously fragrant curry from the north of India. The chicken is first marinated in spiced yogurt with the key flavour coming from the fenugreek (methi) leaves.

It’s not a particularly well-known curry ingredient in the west, but gives that really distinctive and appetising scent that you instantly associate with Indian restaurants.



15 minutes

55 minutes





Low Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste



Popular Style




CHICKEN MARINADE: Fenugreek leaf, coriander, Kashmiri chilli, turmeric, ground fenugreek
WHOLE SPICES: Green cardamon, black cardamon, cinnamon, bay
GARAM MASALA: Coriander leaf, fenugreek leaf, cumin, coriander, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg

May contain traces of celery, sesame and mustard

  • 500g skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 medium onions 
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger 
  • 200g spinach
  • 150g full fat natural yogurt (not Greek yogurt or set yogurt)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 300g basmati or standard long grain rice (not easy cook)
  • Large lidded pan
  • Medium saucepan
  • Mixing bowl

Product Rating (8):


Delicious & super easy to make.

Cassie Addison View More

Nice one, Cassie! Happy Spicing!


Night in for one! Who said you cannot eat like a Queen or King! Lovely curry and now have a frozen portion for another day. Really easy kit, love all the spices and i live alone!! Make half and freeze the rest. Still have half the spices to use up for another day.

Cheryl Taylor View More

Absolutely! Look amazing!


Repeat purchase as we enjoyed so much last time. easy to make weekday supper. ginger swells and adds an aromatic crunch. we expanded to feed three greedy people!

Sarah Mumford View More

Fantastic- looks like a lovely festive feast! Beautiful decorations too- happy spicing!


We are all in love with this recipe.

Amanda Ciappara View More

Thanks for your feedback, it's great to hear that you're all really enjoying this recipe!


Seriously tasty! My husband said this was as good as any takeaway; if not better! I did add some fresh chillies to our taste, but the curry was so fragrant and flavourful. The little pops of heat every now and then made it perfect for us.

Eve Eldridge View More

Wow - this looks amazing, great job! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed it, and found it to rival (if not beat) the takeaway!


Good choice of purchasing boxes with several dishes or single dish packets. No added delivery charge at checkout is good and packaging that fits through letterbox helps,

William Collins


This is a bit watery if done according to the recipe. Would use less yogurt next time.

Spicery Customer

Very helpful on the phone and as usual delivery the next day

Peter Wilson

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