Small Indian Fenugreek Methi Bhajji Recipe
Sometimes even bitter tastes beautiful.
Fenugreek or Indian Small Leaf Fenugreek is commonly used in Indian cuisine. Methi as they call it in hindi are microgreens rich in minerals, protein, potassium, zinc, and vitamin . It's also used for flavoring the various dishes.
It helps in controlling blood sugar levels as galactomannan, a natural soluble fiber present in Fenugreek slows down the rate of sugar absorption into the blood.
This Microgreens are relatively easy to grow on a small scale and can also thrive indoors if indirect bright light is available. It takes approximately 10 to 12 days to sprout into a stem and leaflets.
For cooking it, you just need to cut off the root part, then wash and chop to cook it.
This Methi Bhajji recipe is
Easy to Cook
Just 5 ingredients
Perfect as a main or side dish
Methi leaves can be very bitter and even more bitter after cooking. The main way to eliminate the bitterness is to soak the methi bundles in salt water for half hour. Squeeze the salty water out and cook it later.
Now for the 5 ingredients easy recipe
15 to 20 bundles of Indian Small Leaf Methi
2 medium sized onions
2 Tbsp cooking Oil
5 to 6 cloves of garlic
2 slit green chillies
Salt to taste
1. Soak the methi bundles in salt water. Let it soak for half an hour. Rinse the methi leaves very well in water. Drain all the water.
2. Now snip off the roots, and chop the rest of it roughly.
3. Finely chopped the onion.
4. Peel and chop the garlic too and keep aside.
5. Now take a non stick or heavy bottom pan. Add oil to it. Let it heat and add onions.
6. Stir the onions and cook they are pinkish in color.
7. Add the garlic and slit green chillies.
8. Lastly Add the chopped methi leaves and salt to taste.
9. Stir on high flame for 2 minutes. Then cover the lid and cook on low flame till water is dried up.
10. Methi bhajji is ready to be served.
This rustic, healthy and yet tasty recipe of an Indian style Methi Bhaji or Sabzi made with fresh Indian small leaf Fenugreek makes a perfect meal with hot roti, curd pickle or can even be paired with dal-chawal.