Thursday

Methi Bhaji/Sabzi (Sautéed Fenugreek Leaves)

Recipe: tender fenugreek leaves sautéed with garlic,chili, onions &lentils !

Methi Subzi
                                          Methi Bhaji/Subzi /Menthe Palya
Methi(fenugreek) is one of my favorite greens, was and is a regular at our home. If you have seen some of my last posts with greens, most of them are just sautéed and this one is no different. Occasionally I do use in the curries and rice, but this one is more comforting as it is the way my mother and grand mother prepare and eaten with bhakri/chapati/roti. I use soaked toor dal but one can use any other lentil which is easier to cook like the red lentil or mung lentil.
Although I don’t add sugar to this recipe, some people do so because of the bitter taste of this vegetable/herb, so add if you need to.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch of methi(fenugreek leaves) ~ 3 – 4 cups, cleaned
1 tbsp oil
7 – 8 garlic cloves,minced
2 green chilies, chopped
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 tbsp toor dal(pigeon peas), soaked
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste

Preparation Method:
Methi Subzi (3)Methi Subzi (2)
1. Soak the toor dal in warm water and clean the fenugreek leaves and tender stems.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add the minced garlic, green chilies and sauté. Then add chopped onions and sauté.
3. Add the soaked toor dal and saute till it is slightly cooked, and then add the fenugreek leaves(can also add the tender stems).
4. Add salt, turmeric and saute or cook with lid closed.
5. Serve with chapati/bhakri/roti or aloo paratha.

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Serves: 1 - 2


Note: Add very little salt as the amount of greens reduces significantly when cooked.
Make sure the leaves are thoroughly washed and cleaned to get rid of the sand particles

27 comments:

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks neat.I am fan of methi,i hope to try this using frozen methis:)

Sanjana said...

Yummy! I love methi- delicious!

Cham said...

I always mix methi with dhal or veggie- fear of bitter taste.
Should try ur way!

SE(Denufood) said...

@Cham..ya do try..but am not sure if having it this way has anything to do with acquired taste

Priya said...

Such a healthy sabzi..looks fantastic..

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey i love this methi veggie...i am a very big fan of fenugreek.Had tried with urid dal, never tried with toor dal, vl try n c now

Silpa said...

love it..

kothiyavunu said...

Looks & sounds great!!Healthy & perfect with roti.

Gulmohar said...

Sounds very healthy..always had it in daal..:-)

Palidor said...

Stir-fry is my favorite way to eat green leaf veggies like this. Nicely done!

Sarah Naveen said...

that looks really yummy..healthy too..

Deepa G Joshi said...

Ahha..It 9.00 am here in India and 1st thing I do is check your blog and am happy to see my favorite veggie..love to eat it with bhakri..nice recipe.Cant wait till lunch.:)

prasu said...

wow......healthy dish dear...never cook methi this way......sure will try and let u know the outcome.....bye

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious. Neat and nice click.

Spice said...

love methi in any form.....like that bitterness also....can eat it everyday....your version looks different...

Sushma Mallya said...

A very Healthy Stir fry...but very delicious too..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Sounds healthy.. sometimes.. simpler it is .. the more tastier it could get.

kitchen queen said...

The methi sabji looks perfect healthy and delicious.

Joanne said...

I've never had fenugreek but I tend to really like bitter greens. Thanks for introducing me to ANOTHER new food!

Ms.Chitchat said...

First time to your site. You have a lovely space. Methi sabzi is new to me. Looks very healthy and refreshing too. Thanx for sharing.Am following you.

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SE(Denufood) said...

hey all, thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments..
@chitchat..thanks for visiting.

Do try this recipe with either masoor(red lentil) and mung dal too!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks healthy & delicious nice one.

tasteofbeirut said...

Looks great! I love greens prepared this way! I am going to search for this one!

Yasmeen said...

Very nutritious green,I never miss buying when available :D

Silpa said...

love anything leafy..

jeyashrisuresh said...

new recipe to me.never attempted sabji using methi leaves.Always add to parathas.
healthy recipe too.

Soma said...

I have cooked palak and dal this way..dry.. never with methi. Sounds really good.

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