Methi Chicken with Pilau Rice

5/5 from 11 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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55 minutes


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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.


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15 minutes

55 minutes



Serves 4


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 (11):


Delicious & super easy to make.

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.

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!

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


We are all in love with this recipe.

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.

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!


Delicious meal and very easy to make!

Wow! What a wonderful feast, beautiful bowls too!


This was so easy to cook ,the kitchen window was left open so that the neighbours could smell the wonderful aroma wafting from my house ,a very tasty dish , we served it with a raita of cucumber tomato and red onion .and a peshwari naan.We added a small amount of cream at the end of cooking to give a little more sauce.

We bet you made all the neighbours jealous! We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed this dish, and that you found it nice and simple to cook too!


Our first kit and absolutely loved it! So easy to prepare and so tasty and flavoursome. We were so impressed! Cannot wait to try the others curry kits.

We're really pleased to hear how much you loved the Methi Chicken kit, Elisa - we hope you have lots of fun discovering new favourites as you cook more of our kits! Happy spicing!


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,


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


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

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