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Showing posts with label Methi / Fenugreek. Show all posts

North Karnataka Jolada Rotti Oota - Part 3 - Soppina Palya | Mixed Greens Curry | Muddi Palya [Video]

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Jolada Rotti Oota is a North Karnataka Thali that has jowar roti, spicy curries and condiments along with salads and sweets. North Karnataka style soppina palya or muddi palya is a curry made with a single variety or mixed green leafy vegetables like amaranthus, spinach, methi or dill (sabasige).

jowar roti with soppina palya or muddi palya, jolada rotti oota

The third part of my "North Karnataka Jolada Rotti Oota" series is here. Today I am sharing the recipe for Soppina Palya or Muddi Palya. 

"North Karnataka Jolada Rotti Oota" refers to the "thali" or plate meal presented in the photo above. It is a popular meal in the northern regions of the state of Karnataka. The Jowar Roti or Jolada Rotti, that I shared on Tuesday, is the star of the meal. These gluten free, vegan and oil free flatbreads are made from jowar or sorghum millet and if made well, totally melt in your mouth. The bland rotti is always served with spicy sides like Yennegai, Soppina Palya and Kaalu Palya.

mixed green curry with chickpea flour

Soppu refers to any green leafy vegetable like spinach, amaranthus (harive soppu/ dantina soppu) , methi (fenugreek) or dill leaves (sabasige). This curry  can be made with either mixed greens or just a single type of greens. It is one of the simplest curries on the plate. To make the curry, you need to cook the greens until they are completely done, even overcooked works fine. You can pressure cook them too. It has minimal spices, just turmeric powder and red chilli powder. You can add garam masala or any other spice mix you want to enhance the taste.

There are different variations of the muddi palya, this recipe uses gram flour (besan) or chickpea flour in it. You can also use cooked toor dal (pigeon pea lentils) instead. The quantities in the recipe below are just guidelines, adjust them to your taste. Add more besan or dal if you want to increase the quantity of the curry or if you just enjoy the taste. Besan will make a thicker curry than dal. Add water as per your requirements.

My mom always added peanuts to the curry, so I continue to do so. If you are allergic or if you don't like peanuts, you can skip them. You can replace them with fresh tuvar also.

This Soppina Palya tastes fabulous with wholewheat rotis or naans too. 



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Soppina Palya | Mixed Greens Curry | Muddi Palya Recipe


mixed green curry with chickpea flourNorth Karnataka style soppina palya or muddi palya is a curry made with a single variety or mixed green leafy vegetables like amaranthus, spinach, methi or dill (sabasige). It is traditionally served with Jolada Rotti or Jowar Roti.

Recipe Type:  Curry
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     15 hours
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     45 minutes
Yield:               Serves 3-4

Ingredients:


5 cups of mixed Green leafy vegetables (amaranthus, spinach, methi, dill)
1 large Onion
0.25 cup Peanuts
5-6 Tbsp Gram Flour(Besan) or 2 cups boiled Toor Dal
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
1-2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
3 tsp Oil
Water as required
Salt to taste

Method:


1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add finely chopped onions.
2. Once the onions have turned translucent, add the peanuts and saute for 1-2 minutes.
3. Add the chopped green leafy vegetables and 0.5 cup of water. Cover and cook until the greens are completely done. You can either use just one variety of greens or a mixture of what is available.
4. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. For added taste, you can add garam masala too.
5. If using besan, mix the besan in 1 cup of cool water until there are no lumps and add to the curry. Stir immediately and add 1 cup more water as the besan will immediately thicken. Add more water if you want a thinner curry.
6. If using dal, add the dal and mix.
7. Adjust seasoning and spices as per taste.
8. Simmer on low heat until the raw taste of the besan is gone or for 5-8 minutes.
9. Serve hot with jolada rotti or wholewheat rotis.



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Lahsuni Methi Mushroom | Mushrooms in Garlic Fenugreek Masala [Video Recipe]

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A vegan curry made by simmering mushrooms in a fragrant garlic and fenugreek flavored masala gravy.


Do you all have a case of Monday blues? I definitely do, a very strong one. I would love if there were no Mondays. I'm just back from a long weekend, so Monday blues were a lot stronger yesterday. But there was one shining hour that kinda got me out of it. We had potluck at work today and what a blast it was. I took Pani Puri and while it was tasty and all, it is so difficult to carry in a bus. I had to double pack my puris so they would be intact by the time I reached in the bus. Every little hump and bump on the road freaked me out. Luckily, none broke. So hey, all's well that ends well.

I also learnt some very interesting recipes that my friends got, that I hope I can recreate for you guys pretty soon!

Also, can you guys believe its been more than a month that I shared a curry recipe? I checked, it's true. I'm such a curry person, that it surprised me. I've been so lost in making Tofu and cooking with Tofu, like this Chilli Tofu that I shared last week, that I'd completely left the curry train. 

So today I present to you - Lahsuni Methi Mushroom. This literally translates to Garlic Fenugreek Mushroom, so you understand what's the dominant flavor here. This recipe is inspired from Prash's Lahsuni Methi Paneer. I loved the idea of adding coconut milk over cream. It kept the recipe rich yet surprisingly light and non greasy. 

If you love garlic, this curry has a strong potential to become you favorite. For once, don't count the cloves of garlic you add. The more the merrier in this case. So garlic is the first dominant flavor here and it is something all of us are familiar with and have easy access to.

The second dominant flavor here is Methi Leaves or Fenugreek leaves. This is easily available in India and probably the middle east where it is used in cooking. However, this may be a little tricky to find in the rest of the world. If you cannot find fresh fenugreek leaves, use dried ones. Dry methi leaves are sold as "Kasuri Methi" and should be available in Indian stores. Since the dried leaves are more potent in taste, use half the quantity and add more later if required. You can also replace methi leaves with any other herb that is fragrant. 

Lastly, if you don't eat mushrooms, you can make the same curry with potatoes, cauliflower, paneer or tofu.




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Lahsuni Methi Mushroom


A vegan curry made by simmering mushrooms in a fragrant garlic and fenugreek flavored masala gravy.

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            North Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     40 minutes
Total time:     50 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2

Ingredients:


200 gms Mushrooms
12 cloves Garlic
1.5 cups Methi leaves, loosely packed
0.5 cups Coconut Milk
1 Onion
1 Tomato
0.5 tsp Garam Masala
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. Clean the mushroom and cut them in half or quarters.
2. Chop 10 of the garlic cloves finely.
3. Roughly chop the methi leaves.
4. Heat 1.5 Tbsp oil in a pan and add the finely chopped garlic.
5. Once the garlic is fragrant, add finely chopped onion and fry until it is translucent.
6. Add finely chopped tomato and half of the methi leaves. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.
7. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and cook for 1 minute.
8. Remove from heat and keep aside.
9. Once it is cool, grind to a fine paste using little water.
10. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil and add the garam masala to it.
11. Immediately add the ground paste. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
12. Add the coconut milk, mushrooms and remaining methi leaves.
13. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked.
14. If the curry is too thick, add more coconut milk. Adjust the salt as required.
15. Slice the remaining 2 cloves of garlic and fry in 0.5 Tbsp oil and top the curry with it.
16. Serve hot with rotis.



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Undhiyu | Gujarati Undhiyo | Gujarati Mix Vegetable Curry

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Try this hearty warming bowl of Undhiyu (Undhiyo) or Gujarati mix vegetable curry made with the best of winter produce before the season ends!

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Food is how I celebrate and this mix vegetable Gujarati Undhiyu is just that. A celebration in your mouth. Full of seasonal winter vegetables and spices. A warming bowl of curry. I made this last week. Somehow it took me a week to get this published. I cooked some other amazing dishes like this Vegan Zucchini Kale Lasagna that I was really excited to post about, and somehow this celebratory bowl just took the backseat. Not that this is any less amazing, but I was super excited to have tried my hand at making vegan cheese that I had to bring it out to the world just as quickly as I could. 

Back to my all-time favorite Gujarati curry - Undhiyu. While one thinks of India as a predominantly vegetarian eating country, it happens we are all wrong. Apparently a lot of India actually caters to the non vegetarians, but there is one state that never lets down vegetarians - Gujarat. The western most state of India is full of flavorful vegetarian food. From Dhokla to Handvo and similar scary sounding dishes that actually explode with flavor in your mouth to this super delicious Undhiyu. Undhiyu in it's humblest form is actually just a simple mix vegetable curry that is made using seasonal winter vegetables and a masala paste made using coconut, fresh coriander leaves and a few spices.

I had forgotten how much I liked Undhiyu until recently my sis's sis in law got us some. I couldn't get enough of it. I could have eaten the entire pot full of curry, but hey, I'm not that rude, I had to leave some for the rest. I HAD to make some of my own that I need not share with anyone, except of course Raj. I can rarely sneak food without him knowing, after all, he does the dishes. I love that man.

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Traditionally, Undhiyu uses the following vegetables:
  • Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Baby brinjal or eggplant
  • Purple yam
  • Raw banana or plantain
  • Fresh Toovar or Pigeon Peas (Togarikalu)
  • Fresh Surti Papdi or Hyacinth Beans (Avarekai / Avarekalu)

A lot of this can be substituted if it is not the season or not available in your area. I could get most of it, except the purple yam. I'm yet to find it in Bangalore. I used Arbi. You can replace it with any variety of yam. The fresh toovar or pigeon peas can be replaced with fresh green beans. The surti papdi can be replaced with green beans and the surti beans can be replaced with Edamame. Don't worry about having the exact ingredients, just use what is available.

Apart from the vegetables, steamed balls made of gram flour or besan, spices and methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) called Muthia are also added for more flavor and texture. Methi leaves add a nice salty fragrance to the dish. But if you cannot find methi, feel free to replace with dill leaves, coriander or any fragrant greens. You can also buy ready made muthia in some places, like Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

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Undhiyu gets all its flavor from the green masala. The green masala is made by blending together fresh coriander leaves, fresh coconut, ginger, garlic, green chillies, sesame seeds, coriander powder, cumin powder, sugar, salt and lime juice. This masala in then stuffed into brinjal, raw banana and into baby potatoes if you use them. Then just heat oil in a pressure cooker and layer the vegetables and leftover masala and cook for 1-2 whistles until done. A pressure cooker drastically cuts down the cooking time making it a very quick cooking dish. However, if you don't own a pressure cooker, just use a covered flat bottomed saucepan or pot, preferably deep.

Undhiyu is generally eaten with either roti or puri.

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Undhiyu | Gujarati Undhiyo | Gujarati Mix Vegetable Curry


How to make gujarati undhiyo recipe at One Teaspoon Of Life. How to make vegan mix vegetable curry recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.comGujarati Undhiyu or Undhiyo is a vegan mix vegetable curry made with seasonal winter vegetables, methi muthia and a coriander based masala.

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Yield:                Serves 4-5


Ingredients:


The Vegetables:


5-6 Baby Potatoes
3-4 small Brinjals
3-4 Arbi or 1 Purple Yam
1 raw Banana
1 small Sweet Potato
1/4 cup fresh Toovar or Pigeon Peas or Green Peas
1/4 cup fresh Surti beans or Hyacinth Beans or Edamame
8-10 fresh Surti Papdi or Green Beans

For the green masala:


1 cup chopped Coriander
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1 large Onion
3-4 Garlic cloves
1/2" Ginger piece
1-2 Green Chilli
2-3 tsp Coriander Powder
1-2 tsp Cumin Powder
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt to taste

For the methi muthia:


1/2 cup Gram Flour or Besan
1/2 cup chopped Methi
1 green Chilli
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
3 tsp Oil
3-4 Tbsp Water
Salt to taste

For the tempering (tadka):


4-5 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Carom seeds or Ajwain
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds or Jeera
1/4 tsp Asafoetida or Hing
3/4 cup Water

Method:


To make the methi muthia:


Mix together the gram flour, chopped methi leaves, ginger paste, crushed green chilli, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, sugar, lime juice, salt, 1 tsp oil and the water until combined.
Shape into marble sized balls.
Heat a steamer and place the muthia in it.
Steam for 7-8 minutes until cooked.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan.
Add the steamed muthia and saute until slightly browned.

To make the green masala:


Grind together all the ingredients for the green masala. If the mixture is too dry and difficult to grind, add only 1 tsp of water to help grinding. Adding too much water will make the consistency of the masala too loose.

To make the Undhiyu:


Peel the raw banana and cut into large chunks. Make a slit on the chunks for the stuffing.
Peel and halve the arbi.
Chop the sweet potato into chunks.
Make a criss cross lengthwise slit on the brinjal and the baby potato.
Chop the surti papdi or the beans into 1" pieces.
Stuff the brinjals, potatoes and raw banana with the masala.
Heat 4-5 Tbsp oil in the pressure cooker.
Add 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain) and cumin seeds.
Once they brown slightly, add the asafoetida (hing).
Add the surti papdi, surti beans and the fresh toovar.
Add half the leftover masala and mix well.
Now add the arbi and sweet potato.
Sprinkle over the rest of the green masala. Sprinkle over 2-3 pinches of salt.
Now layer the stuffed vegetables on the top along with the stir fried muthia.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt.
Add 3/4 cup of water from the side. Cover and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or 8-10 minutes.
After the pressure settles, open the pressure cooker and gently mix the curry without breaking the stuffed vegetables.
Serve hot with roti or puris.


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Methi Rice Recipe

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So how is Monday treating you? 

I've always suffered from Monday Blues... more so these days as weekends seem to go off in a blur.

Come Sunday night, and I find myself wondering what I did in the past two days. Usually, it is just a lot of cooking, photography and cleaning. This weekend I added in an extra trip to a place called Pottery Town, hoping to buy some earthen pots to cook in. I've heard that the earthen pots enhance the flavor of the food cooked in them and I'm always in the forefront to try out anything that takes my food to the next level. And while the entire trip was futile, as we reached late and probably skipped the very section of the street we should have driven on, I've not yet given up hope. So if you stay in Bangalore and have visited Pottery Town/Lane/Road and know the best shops there to pick up pots for cooking, please leave me a comment, I highly appreciate any help I get to locate the place.

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So this Sunday night when I did a little introspect, I realized I'm getting so involved in all this that I'm running out of time to do the thing I love next to cooking - Blogging!! I'm now consciously making a resolution to start managing my time better so I get enough time to blog. 

While I spend most of my weekend cooking for the week ahead and making dishes that are slow cooked or have too many steps, my weeknight mantra is "Quick and Simple" with a very strong emphasis on the quick part. My work has a way of interfering with my evenings and a lot of it is unplanned so I'm usually scrambling for time on weeknights. So quick it has to be.

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When I think quick cooking recipes, I always turn to Rice. One of my quick rice recipes is this Methi Rice. Methi, Menthe or Fenugreek is a small leaved green that is native to India. Usually slightly bitter in taste, it goes amazingly well with rice. I've been eating Methi Sabzi all my life like this Aloo Methi, but the first time I tried Methi Rice was at my aunt's place a few years ago. I loved it instantly. Spicy, fragrant, with the slight salty bitterness of Methi leaves, what's not to love in it?

There are 2 ways to make Methi Rice. You can cook it entirely in the pressure cooker or a single pot or you can make rice separately and the methi masala separately and mix the two together. For those weeknights when I need a quick fix, I make the pressure cooker version and on weeknights like today, when I have a little more time, I use the latter method. The recipe below is for the second method, but if you plan to make it in a single pot, just skip the steps to cook the rice. Make the masala as described below, and then add the rice and water and cook the rice with the masala until it is done.

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  • Ghee Rice - Ghee Rice is a simple Indian rice dish where Basmati rice is cooked in ghee or clarified butter.






Methi Rice


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Methi Rice is made by cooking rice along with methi or fenugreek leaves and a fragrant masala.

Recipe Type:  Rice
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     20 minutes
Cook time:     60 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2


Ingredients:


2 cups Fenugreek / Methi leaves
1 cup Basmati Rice
1 medium Potato
1 large Onion
1 large Tomato
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 a Lime
4-5 Tbsp Oil
2 cups + 2 Tbsp Water
Salt to taste

Method:


Wash the basmati rice until the water runs clear. Drain and keep aside.
Boil 2 cups of water in a large pot. Add 1 tsp oil and 1/2 tsp salt to it.
Add the washed rice. Cover and cook until the rice is done.
Allow to cool, then fluff rice with a spoon or fork
Heat the remaining oil in a large kadhai or pan.
Add diced potato to the oil and stir fry until the potatoes are cooked. Remove from oil and keep aside. Alternately, you can boil the potato and then dice into cubes.
Add the cumin seeds the oil.
After the cumin seeds are slightly browned, add sliced onions.
Fry until onions turn golden brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 minute until fragrant.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft.
Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add washed and chopped methi leaves and 1-2 Tbsp water.
Cook until the methi leaves are completely cooked. Add sugar, salt and lime juice. Mix well. Fry for another 1 minute.
Add the cooked rice and mix until the masala coats every grain.
Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes until the rice is at least warm.
Serve with raita.

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Pathrode Dosa | Uppu Menasu Dosa | Uppu Khara Dosa

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Happy Weekend Guys!!

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Isn't it a wonderful feeling that you get to wake up when you want and for once your life is not ruled by technology. No alarms to snooze, no water heaters to be turned on, no bus / train to miss. So Saturday breakfast is usually something relaxed, that does not need too much effort, but definitely not something like a zero effort cereal. I love cooking traditional recipes on weekends when we get to sit down and enjoy a meal while it is still hot.

Pathrode Dosa also sometimes called Uppu Khara Dosa or Uppu Menasu Dosa is a dish from Mangalore and its surroundings. Rice grows abundantly there and almost every meal out there has rice as their hero.

Pathrode Dosa is a very similar to the Menthe Pathrode recipe, the only difference being there the entire batter is steamed and then fried, while here it is spread on a tava or a griddle and cooked.

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To make Pathrode dosa, you need to soak rice for 2-3 hours and then grind it as fine as you can. Let that rest for 30 mins to an hour. For the masala, you can either use fresh coconut or onion depending on what you have available with you. Grind the onion or coconut with tamarind pulp, red chillies and coriander powder to make a coarse thick masala. Add the masala to the rice batter along with some salt and chopped up fenugreek or methi leaves to make Pathrode Dosa batter. Add water to adjust the consistency. You can replace the methi leaves with spinach or any peppery leaf, or just leave it out. Spoon out the batter and spread it a little on a hot greased tava or griddle. Flip when one side is cooked and cook until the other side is browned.

If you don't want to wait 3 hours for your breakfast, I don't, just soak the rice the previous night for 2-3 hours or you can soak it the previous morning. Grind it at night and leave it covered on the counter overnight at room temperature. Make the masala fresh in the morning and add it to batter just 10-15 minutes before making. Don't add any salt to the batter if leaving it overnight and don't add the masala overnight either.

You have to serve this dosa hot like all other dosas. You can serve this dosa with chutney or butter, or even just plain. It has enough flavour to stand up on its own.

Try out this Tondekayee Chutney to go with the Pathrode Dosa.

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  • Instant Wheat Dosa - Instant savory dosa or pancake made with whole wheat flour.







Pathrode Dosa | Uppu Menasu Dosa | Uppu Khara Dosa

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Pathrode Dosa is a pancake made with rice, spices and fenugreek or methi leaves. It is vegan and gluten free. 

Recipe Type:  Breakfast
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     3 hours
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:                8 to 10


Ingredients:


1.5 cups Dosa Rice or any Regular Rice
1/2 cup grated fresh Coconut or 1 Onion
2 tsp Coriander Powder
3-4 dry Red Chillies or 3/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Tamarind pulp
A handful of Fenugreek leaves or Methi leaves
1 cup Water
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method:


Soak the rice for 2 hours.
Drain out the water from the rice and grind it with very little water to get a smooth batter. Let it rest for 30 mins to 1 hour.
Grind together the coconut or onion along with the coriander powder, tamarind and the dry red chillies into a fine masala paste. Use 1/4 cup of water to help the grinding.
Wash the methi leaves thoroughly and chop it finely.
Add the masala paste and the chopped methi leaves to the rice batter.
Add salt and the remaining water and mix well.
Heat a griddle and grease it.
Once the griddle is hot, pour a ladle of the batter on to the griddle and gently spread it.
Cover and cook for 45-60 seconds on medium heat.
Spoon a little oil on the top and flip the dosa.
Cook for another 45-60 seconds or until the dosa is cooked through.
Serve hot.

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Methi Paratha

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How to make vegan methi fenugreek paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

At a loss of what to pack for lunch tomorrow?

Travelling somewhere and need to carry along your own food?

Or

Just wondering what to make for breakfast tomorrow?

TA-DA!!!

Presenting Methi Paratha -  A humble, healthy, whole wheat flatbread flavored with spices and Methi leaves or Fenugreek leaves.

Methi Paratha is perfect for boxed lunch or breakfast. Number one reason being - it doesn't leak!! So you don't need to worry about a messy lunch bag. Also, it doesn't spoil for a long long time (by long long, I mean at least 2 days in tropical weather, much more in cooler weather). And the dough stays great in the fridge for at least 4-5 days. So you can make it ahead of time and store it.

How to make vegan methi fenugreek paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com


And guess what's the best part?? Leftovers.... Seriously... Just cut them into small triangles and follow this recipe to get your own flavored Whole Wheat Nachos. Complains, anyone?

I've been making Methi Paratha for a long long time and I've faced certain issues with the way I was making them earlier. I never cooked the Methi leaves, I just chopped them and added it to the dough. All was well until I added the salt. After that though, my dough would just keep getting watery and sticky and I had to just keep adding more and more wholewheat flour to try and stiffen the dough a bit. And by the end of it the paratha would have the methi leaves to the flour ratio all messed up. Also, I'd end up with a messy rolling pin which would have bits of dough stuck to it that I had to clean before rolling out the next paratha.

If you are facing the same problems, read on.

How to make vegan methi fenugreek paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

Gee (in her big sister wisdom) showed me how to overcome this. Such a simple solution. Just cook the methi leaves slightly. Cooking them makes the leaves release the water in them. Also adding a little bit of salt during the cooking ensures almost all the water in the leaves is out where you can see it. This leads to a smoother dough that does not turn to sticky in a few minutes. The dough retains it's consistency and is super easy to handle. No sticky rolling pin either.

As for any paratha, Methi Paratha needs to be cooked on a medium to high heat. Cooking them on low heat, makes them hard and brittle. You may need to be watchful that you don't burn them while cooking on higher heat, but hey, you get soft parathas as a result of it.

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Methi Paratha


How to make vegan methi fenugreek paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.comMethi Paratha is a whole wheat flat bread flavored with fresh Methi or Fenugreek leaves and spices. 

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            North Indian
Prep Time:     20 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Makes 8-10

Ingredients:


3-4 cups Methi Leaves (washed and chopped)
2 cups Wholewheat Flour
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Oil
Salt as required
Oil or Ghee for cooking the Paratha

Method:


In a pan or kadhai, heat the 2 tsp of Oil.
Add the chopped methi leaves into it and stir well.
Cover and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until the methi leaves have wilted.
Now add the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder. red chilli powder and 1/4 tsp salt and mix well.
Cover and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and keep it aside.
In a big bowl or plate, mix together the whole wheat flour and the methi leaves mix.
Now add salt as required and water. Knead it into a smooth dough.
Made small balls of the dough and roll it out into parathas (about 1-2mm thick).
Heat a greased tava or a griddle on medium high heat. Place the paratha on it and spoon oil.
Flip and cook the other side when the first side has cooked (small brown spots appear on it).
Serve hot with butter, pickle or yogurt.



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Menthe Pathrode | Methi Pathrode

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I never knew gardening could be so much fun. My heart swells with pride every time a seed I sowed, breaks the mud barrier and rises up to face the earth. Those two little green leaves soaking in the sunlight, fill me with hope and love. Some of the easiest things to grow have never worked with me - tomatoes & chillies. For some reason these just refuse to bear fruit in my garden no matter what I do or how much nutrition I give them :( But there are some others which ask for nothing and just give give and give. Spinach is one of them and the other is Fenugreek or Methi or Menthe. I had my own fresh bunch of methi leaves, so I decided to make something special.









I love Pathrode. Traditionally, pathrode is made by rubbing a paste of rice, lentils, coconut and spices onto 
Colocasia leaves/ Kesavina ele, rolling and steaming them. Colocasia leaves are a little difficult to find in Bangalore, they are more common along the Konkan coast of India. In their absence, Methi makes for a good substitute. Here instead of rubbing the leaves with the spice paste, the leaves are chopped and added to the paste and steamed wrapped in banana leaves. If you cannot get banana leaf, do not worry, you can just just steam them in greased bowls.


Clockwise L-R: Ground rice, Spice paste, Steamed pathrode, Pathrode to be steamed


Once they are cooked and cooled, crumble them and stir fry with a tempering of mustard and curry leaves. And don't forget to garnish with desiccated fresh coconut.






Menthe Pathrode | Methi Pathrode



Methi PathrodeA traditional Mangalore snack made by steaming rice and fenugreek/methi leaves together with a spice paste

Recipe Type:  Snacks / Appetizer
Cuisine:          South Indian / Mangalorean
Prep Time:     8 Hours (Includes soaking of rice)
Cook time:     90 minutes
Yield:              3-4 Servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup White Rice
1/2 cup Red Rice
2 cups chopped or 1 bunch Methi
2-3 Tbsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Tamarind paste
3-4 dry Red Chillies (I used 3 red chillies and added 1/2 tsp of chilli powder)
1/2 tsp Jaggery (You can use sugar instead)
1/2 Tbsp Urad dal
2-3 cloves Garlic
4 Tbsp dessicated Coconut
2-3 Tbsp Water
3 tsp Oil
8-10 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt

Method:


  • Soak rice overnight.
  • Drain out all the water and grind it. It should not be fine, it should remain coarse. It will attain a sticky consistency.
  • Dry roast the urad dal and coriander seeds until they are slightly brown.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil and fry the red chillies until they are crisp.
  • Allow them to cool and then grind into a powder along with the coriander seeds and urad dal.
  • Add the coconut, jaggery, garlic and tamarind and grind into a paste along with 1-2 tbsp of water.
  • Add this masala to the rice and mix well. Preferably just mix in the mixer.
  • Add salt.
  • Add the chopped methi leaves and mix well.
  • You now need to steam this.
  • If using a cooker or an idli steamer, allow it to heat up and produce steam before placing the pathrode in it.
  • It is better to steam it wrapped in banana leaves, but if you don't have it steam in bowls. Grease the bowls before you spoon in the pathrode.
  • Steam on medium flame for 18-20 mins until it is cooked. Depending on the size of the parcels or the bowl, you may need more or less time. If using banana leaf, the change in colour is a good indication that it is cooked.
  • Allow it to cool and then crumble it using your fingers.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds once the oil is hot.
  • After they splutter, add the curry leaves and pour this tempering into the crumbled pathrode.
  • Add dessicated fresh coconut and mix well.
  • Serve hot as a snack/ appetizer.
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Aloo Methi.. Punjabi style

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Aloo Methi.. Punjabi style


Dry curry made with Methi/Fenugreek leaves and Potatoes in a Punjabi style

Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          Indian / Punjabi
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              2-3 Servings


Ingredients:

2-3 Potatoes
6 cups Methi/ Fenugreek leaves (chopped)
2-3 cloves Garlic
1" piece Ginger
2-3 dry Red Chillies
2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder/ Haldi
1/4 tsp Asafoetide / Hing
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
3 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Pressure cook the potato until done. Around 3-4 whistles or 8-10 mins.
  • Peel and roughly chop into big chunks. I use my hands to roughly mash into big pieces.
  • Wash the methi thoroughly and chop finely.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of salt to the methi and leave it aside for 15-30 mins.
  • Squeeze out all the water from the methi and keep the methi aside
  • Heat a kadhai and dry roast the red chillies until they are crisp
  • Remove the red chillies and add oil to the kadhai
  • Add the cumin seeds to the oil
  • Once the cumin seeds brown, add grated or finely chopped ginger and garlic
  • Break the red chillies into smaller pieces and add to the kadhai
  • Add the methi leaves and cook until the methi leaves are done
  • Add the turmeic powder, coriander powder, hing and mix well
  • Add the boiled potato and cook for 2-3 mins
  • Serve hot with rotis.
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Methi Mutter Milk (low fat)

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Bored of making methi the same two ways I always do, I decided to try something new. After googling for a while, I decided to make methi mutter malai. Although, I must say my dish does not live up to its name. I have used no malai. The thought of malai makes me squirm. So it has been replaced by milk in my recipe. Extremely easy to make, this simple change in menu got me out of my boredom. Pleased to add a third way to cook methi in my recipe book.



Ingredients:

Fresh green peas - 3/4 cup
Fresh methi leaves - 2.5 cups
Onion - 1 large
Cashew nuts - 5-6
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green chillies - 2-3
Milk - 1/2-1 cup
Amchur (dry mango powder) - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt

Method:

1) Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and fry onion, cashew, ginger, garlic and green chillies until the onions are translucent
2) Blanch the methi leaves in hot water for 5 mins and shock them by adding them to cold water immediately
3) Boil or sauté the peas until done
4) Make a paste of the onion mixture along with a tbsp of methi leaves
5) Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the ground paste
6) Add the peas and methi leaves to the pan. Add 1/2 cup water and all the dry spices
7) Cook for around 5-8 minutes
8) Add 1/2 cup milk and cook on sim for another 8-10 mins or until the methi is completely cooked. Add more/less milk depending on the desired consistency.
Do not cover and cook once the milk is added. Also, do not cook on high once the milk is added.
Serve hot with rotis or rice
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