Skip to main content

Methi (fenugreek leaves) bhaji recipe


Methi or fenugreek leaves bhaji is a simple and one of the healthiest recipes of leafy vegetables . The taste of fenugreek leaves is little bitter and so it is good for diabetic patients. Here I am going to share a simple methi bhaji recipe-dry. I am adding potato in this recipe. But adding potato is optional. Chicken or pork can be added to make non-veg version of this recipe. The cooking methods and ingredients are all same. Only difference is that for non-veg version chicken or pork should be added instead of potato.
The recipes can be sreved as a side dish with rice or roti.

The recipe of Methi bhaji-veg-dry :

Ingredients:

2 cups of chopped fenugreek leaves

2-3 garlic cloves chopped

2 pinch cumin seeds

2 pinch  hing

2 pinch cumin powder

2 pinch coriander powder

2 pinch turmeric powder

1-2 tbsp mustard oil

2 green chillies chopped

1 small potato chopped

1 tbsp lemon juice
&
Salt to taste

Method:

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic. Then add cumin seeds and hing. When crackling add turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Mix well and add chopped potatoes. Mix and cook on medium heat. Stir occasionally.

Fenugreek leaves takes less time to cook than potato. So cook well the potatoes before adding fenugreek leaves. Sprinkle few drops of water into the potatoes if required for cooking.

Now add chopped green chillies and chopped fenugreek leaves.
Mix and cook on medium heat stirring occasionally.  Add salt .

Just before removing from heat add lemon juice.
Serve hot.

*For non-veg version chopp chicken in small size. Cook chicken well before adding fenugreek leaves.
*If pork is added to the recipe. Then boil pork in a pressure cooker. Drain and chopp into small pieces.  Chopped can be done before boiling the meat also.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bhoot Jolokia Pickle / Ghost Chilli Pickle

Bhoot jolokia/Bhut jolokia (ভোট জলকীয়া) or Ghost chilli is one of the hottest chilli on earth cultivated basically in Assam and some other parts of northeast India. The bhoot jolokias are two or three inches long and starts out green in colour.  It turns red only when ripened.  This ripened ghost chilli in the first bite gives an intense sweet chilli flavor.  The heat doesn't kick at the beginning. As you started chewing it, the heat kicks in and your mouth started burning together starts sweating and watery eyes.

Don't touch ghost chilli with bare hands after cutting.  But as we Assamese people do not use spoon and fork and eat our meal with our fingers, we have the practice of touching this red hot chili with our bare hands. Do you remember the Indian chilli queen Anandita Dutta Tamuly.  She is know for eating and rubbing bhoot jolokia on her bare eyes. But you don't try this and don't even touch bhoot jolokia with bare hands if you don't have practice.  Today I m…

Chef's Knife : The Most Essential Kitchen Tool

Every cook has their favorite pieces of kitchen tools. Knife is the most important tool of every cook's life. A cook can use his favorite knife in his desired way. Choosing a good knife may be sometimes very difficult.  Sometimes a knife may look good but it may be not good in use. The most important thing while choosing a good knife is that you must feel comfortable while using it. It needs to be sharp and easy to be sharpen. 
Chef's Knife is a kitchen tool used to prepare food. A chef's knife is a large knife, usually about 8-10 inches long mostly made of good quality stainless steel. Chef's knife is considered to be the most important kitchen tool. Chef's knife is a western cooking tool.  We Indian generally use locally made iron knives at home. Indians don't even use cutting board. But once if you have tasted a chef's knife, you will know the importance of a chef's knife in the kitchen. I was also using locally made Indian knives in my kitchen fo…

Dry Fruits Custard Recipe

Custard is a variety of  dessert preparations generally based on milk. Milk is thickened by adding either egg yolks, corn flour or gelatin etc. and at last fruits and nuts are added to it.  Kids love to eat custard and it's very easy to prepare. Dry fruits custard is also a very simple recipe to prepare where rich dry fruits are added in sweet creamy custard.

Try similar recipe of Fruit Custard
Dry Fruits Custard Recipe  📎Course : Dessert  📎Cuisine : World  🔪Preparation Time : 10 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 10 minutes  🕞Total : 20 minutes
🍴Servings : 2


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of milk2/3 tbsp custard powder2-4 tbsp of sugar1/2 cup of dry fruits cut into pieces (dates, cashews, raisins, cheery etc.)METHOD: Heat milk in a saucepan on medium heat.  In a bowl take custard powder.  Add some milk and mix thoroughly. Now add this custard and milk mixture into the  boiling milk , stir continuously. Add sugar,  stir continuously. When the liquid becomes thicker,  remove from heat.  Let it cool .Add d…

Easy Fish Curry Recipe

This recipe is for my those blog followers (specially from US)  who has a temptation for Indian fish curry. This recipe need not much afford and can easily prepare with simple ingredients. Indian recipes needs much afford as it requires different spices to prepare and US people hardly store so many Indian spices in their kitchen. This recipe may also useful for beginners and bachelors.  And off course this recipe is for busy and lazy people like me too.

In this recipe I'm using tomato based pizza or pasta sauce together with mustard seeds' paste.  You can use any ready made pizza sauce and mustard paste or if you like you can make it yourself. Here I'm using ready-made pizza sauce but I made mustard seeds' paste myself . For mustard seeds' paste I'm using yellow mustard seeds. Yellow mustard seeds are less bitter than black mustard seeds. Soak yellow mustard seeds in warm water for few minutes and then make a fine paste. Here you can use any ready-made mustard…

Peanut and Curry Leaves Chutney

An Indian meal is incomplete without a chutney. Chutney is a type of sauce basically a dry base sauce originating from India. There are varieties of chutney recipes which are served with the main course as a side dish or as a dip with fritters, samosa, pakora, idli, dosa etc. 

Chutney recipes are very easy to prepare.  Most of the chutney recipes are prepared by grinding and are basically made from raw vegetables. Today I'm going to share a Peanut and Curry Leaves Chutney recipe which don't required any cooking. Serve this recipe at lunch or dinner with main course or with samosa or pakora in the evening with tea. 

Peanut and Curry Leaves Chutney  📎Course : Side dish
📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup peanuts1 bunch of curry leaves 5-6 green chillies 4-5 long coriander leaves Salt to taste water if required
METHOD: Wash curry leaves under running water. Soak peanuts in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside. In a small Chutney making ja…