Methi Chi Bhaji

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 bunch fresh fenugreek
  • 1 onion (optional)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic
  • ¾ tsp - mustard or cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp - turmeric
  • 1 ½ tbsp - oil
  • a pinch asafetida
  • a pinch sugar
  • salt to taste

How to Make Methi Chi Bhaji

  • Clean and rinse the fenugreek leaves thoroughly, keeping only the tender most stalks.
  • Chop them roughly. If using onion, chop it fine. Crush the garlic or slice it fine.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet. Pop in the mustard or cumin seeds, turmeric, asafetida and chillies. Stir briskly.
  • Add the garlic and saute till brown. Then slide the onions in and stir fry till crisp.
  • Add the fenugreek seeds and saute on a high flame till they wilt, reduce the heat and cook till they wilt completely.
  • Lastly, stir in salt carefully.
  • Pour in a little water, especially if they are not tender. In that case, also sprinkle the bhaji with sugar, as leaves get bitterer with age.
  • The methi will take about 5-7 minutes to cook through. It is eaten with polis or bhakris.