Methi is a part of every Indian kitchen and is a very popular household vegetable. Be it methi dana or the fresh pungent leaves or the aromato fenugreek powder, it can be used in several ways. Methi has a unique aroma and a distinct flavour that enhances recipes in multiple ways,
Benefits Of Methi
Methi can be of great help in treating hair and beauty issues. Methi is enriched with galactomannan which plays a vital role in combating the risk of heart disease as well diabetes. This compound helps in slowing down blood sugar absorption.
Methi is rich in amino acids that help in the production of insulin. It is an energy dense ingredient, therefore helps in keeping you full for longer.
Now that I have spoken about its health benefits, I want to talk about certain recipes that you would love to try out.
This can be either fried or steamed. These dumplings are a treat to the eyes and tummy both. The recipe is very simple. Read to know the process.
Start by combining the gram flour(1 cup), wheat flour(1/4 cup), fenugreek leaves(3 cups), salt(1 and a half Tsp), chilli powder(1/2 Tsp) and turmeric(1/2 Tsp).
Rub oil(about 2 Tbsp) into the mixture and knead into a soft, pliable dough.
Then allow the dough to rest for at least 15 minutes. Divide dough into walnut sized pieces, shape into smooth rounds.
Flatten rounds between your palms and either steam or fry them.
For Steaming: Place them in a steamer or a metal colander which can be placed into a bigger saucepan with water in it. Steam for 15-20 minutes.
For Frying: Deep fry the muthias first over a high flame, then lower flame and fry on both sides, till cooked through. These can stay in the refrigerator for a few days
Methi Ka Paratha
This mildly spiced stuffed parantha is a delightful and filling recipe. It is a perfect evening snack and also can be served during lunch and breakfast. This is extremely simple to prepare and will take no time to get cooked. See the recipe below.
Take 2 cups of finely chopped methi leaves, 1/2 cup of gram flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour salt to taste, 1/4 Tsp of asafoetida, 1/2 Tsp of chilli powder, 2 Tbsp ghee, 1 Tsp of finely chopped green chillies and 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
Now knead all the ingredients together and roll and cook it like a normal paratha.
Your yummy methi ka parathas are ready.
Methi & Kishmish Pakoda
These are sweet and savoury to taste and they go well with a hot cuppa tea. Soak 1 bowl of moong dal for atleast 2-3 hours and grind it to a paste.
While the oil is heating in a deep dish, add the kasuri methi(1 small bowl), kishmish(1 small bowl), green chillies(1-2), 1 Tsp of ginger and salt(according to taste) to the dal paste and mix well in one direction.
Now take small amounts of the dal batter and deep fry till cooked. Serve with chutney.
So, with this I come to the end of our recipe list. I hope you liked them. We would love it if you share some of your homemade recipes with us as well 🙂