Wednesday, March 18, 2009

METHI CHOLE


This time when I bought methi leaves I decided I will not cook aloo methi again and will try something different. I found the recipe for methi chole in Surpiya Raman’s blog. I decided to make the same. I followed the recipe.






INGREDIENTS:

Chole (Chickpeas) 1 cup soaked overnight

Methi (Fenugreek) leaves 1 bunch cleaned

Hing a pinch

Oil 1 tblsp

Salt to taste

Garam masala 1 tsp

Coriander leaves to garnish


TO GRIND:

Ginger 2 tsp

Garlic 3 cloves

Onion 1 chopped

Tomato 1 big chopped

Coconut shredded ½ cup

Cinnamon 1 stick

Cloves 2

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Coriander seeds 2 tsp

Green chilies 4

Turmeric powder 1 tsp


METHOD:

1) Pressure cook chickpeas (While cooking add small piece of cinnamon and bay leaf to get a nice aroma).


2) Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, Coriander, cinnamon and cloves, when it splutters add ginger, garlic and sauté for 2 min. Then add onion and fry till translucent.


3) Add tomato and cook until soft. Turn off the heat and let it cool.


4) Add coconut, green chilies and turmeric to the tomato mixture and grind to smooth paste adding little water.


5) Heat remaining oil in the pan, add hing the grounded mixture and ½ cup of water and cook for 7 to 8 mins on medium low heat stirring in between.


6) Then add the chopped methi leaves, salt to the mixture and continue to cook for another 3 mins.


7) Add chickpeas and garam masala mix well and cook for another 5 mins.


8) Serve this with roti or rice.


24 comments:

Vani said...

Aloo methi is my most common cooked methi dish too. This looks good, Pavithra!

Ashwini said...

Looks yumm ...Love methi so perfect..

Cham said...

Great with beans,delicous way to eat methi!

sowmya said...

this one sounds good..looks nice..

Uma said...

yum, yum! looks mouth-watering Pavithra!

Andhra Flavors said...

healthy one! adding methi is good idea.

easycrafts said...

Just saw Palak chole in one blog and was thinking of trying it..now this will be the next side dish that I will try..thanks for the recipe

Happy cook said...

Channa look really yumm.

Asha said...

YUMMY YUMMY! I love the Methi and chole combo! :)

Aparna said...

ice way to cook methi. Unfortunately my husband and daughter like this only if the methi is disguised in the dish.:)

Priya said...

I tried this combo a few weeks back and it was really good. The methi adds such a nice tang to the dish. I din't use coconut, will try that out next time.

Vibaas said...

looks so yummy. i love this

Archy said...

i like chole very much.. This looks so tempting.. shall try with methi next time !! nice pic pavitra !!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow that looks simply superb

Red Chillies said...

I have been meaning to try this for a long time as well. Thanks for reminding Pavithra.

Purva Desai said...

Chole with methi, this sounds really yummy combo....

Deepika said...

This looks really delicious, Pavithra! Methi leaves have a rather distinct flavor that turns routine dishes to something different.

vidhas said...

New combo and looks yum. surely i am going to try this,

Meenal Mehta said...

hi Pavithra ,

first time here ..I love chole, will try this :))

-Meenal

Keerthana said...

Never tried the methi - chole combo so far. looks perfect!

brocasarea said...

am salivating:D....nalapaka!

Vanamala said...

Nice recipe...the g8t combo

Sia said...

methi chole looks amazing pavitra. this is what i am planning to make tonight :)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Thank you friends for all your sweet comments and encouragement :)