Fresh Methi Leaves Curry Recipe or Fenugreek Leaves Curry Recipe is a very simple yet extremely tasty recipe to make. There are lots of recipes can be made from fresh fenugreek leaves in different types of categories. You can make Indian bread (Naan, Parathas, stuffed roti), curries, pickles, desserts, muffins and many more. In curries category, there are different versions are available in all regions of India.
The Traditional “Punjabi Methi Kadhi (fenugreek yogurt curry)” Recipe, is a yogurt based tangy and spicy curry that is a signature dish in North India. I have made variation in this recipe by avoiding yogurt. Traditionally, you need to bitter yogurt and gram flour, and cook it with fenugreek leaves. But I have used only gram flour and believe me, taste is awesome. This is very different from Aloo methi curry, and I always try to make recipe healthier. So, this is another attempt from my family recipe book that I wanna share with you.
In winter, there is season of green vegetables. I always make at least one recipe from leafy vegetables. Some time curry, some time snacks and don’t forget pakora (fried snack) very famous street food of India. We all love pakora, yummy recipe. Green leafy vegetables are full of iron and very good source of fiber. But these advantages of leafy vegetables make them enemy of taste. If you have ever noticed than you realize that all leafy vegetables have bitterness in taste and so most of the people, especially children, don’t want to eat it. Even I don’t like them in my childhood. But my mom knows how to make habit to eat this kind of recipes made from healthy but bitterly taste vegetables.
My mom made only fenugreek curry in garlic. But I didn’t like them as only ingredient. So my mom add gram flour that balance bitterness of leafy vegetable, and you know what, I loved it when I ate it first time. I just said “Mom, I like this twist, now on-wards please serve only this form. Than defiantly I will eat every time.”
Fresh Methi Leaves Curry Recipe | Fenugreek Leaves Curry
- 2 cup fenugreek leaves finely chopped
- ½ cup gram flour (besan) or chickpea flour
- 3 tbsp oil
- 4-5 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cumin seeds
- ⅓ tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp red chili powder (adjust according to taste)
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
- Wash chopped fenugreek leaves, drain and keep aside (wash them 2-3 times in water to remove soil or any grime it might have on its leaves).
- Heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Add minced garlic and let them turn into golden brown. After that add cumin seed and sauté them pop.
- Now add fenugreek leaves and let them simmer for 5 minutes. Add ½ cup water to cook leaves perfectly.
- It’s time to add all spices. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, salt, sugar and mix them well.
- In small bowl take ½ cup gram flour. Add 1-2 tbsp oil into it, rub the oil and flour blend together using fingertips. Take your time and rub them till everything is incorporated well. Or till the mixture becomes crumbly breadcrumbs like.
- Again add ½ cup water and then only add gram flour mixture to it and before adding flour slower the flame
- Finally add gram flour and oil mixture and stir it continuously to avoid lumps into curry. If required, add more water up to ½ cup again. But don’t add more than that.
- Cover the pan and let it cook for 10-12 minutes and let flour cook perfectly, meanwhile you need to stir it with spatula. Once flour cooks perfectly, if any lumps were there it can be mixed with curry and curry looks lump less.
- Serve it as hot with Indian breads (like bhakhari or Roti) and complement with yogurt or buttermilk.
2) You can serve with onion-tomato salad and naan (Indian flatbread). It taste so delicious and you will have complete dinner.
So, friends; get ready to take advantage of leafy vegetable in healthy and tasty ways!!! Here this is much enhanced and mouthwatering version is available for you guys, please try it. And don’t forget to give your experience about this recipe…..!!!!! 🙂
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