Monday, July 30, 2012

Methi chole / Fenugreek and chickpeas curry

Methi chole/ Fenugreek and chick peas curry.  A protein rich delicious side dish that goes well with roti, bhatura, nan, poori, and even with plain basmati rice or jeera rice, ghee rice. 

Methi Chole


1)Chickpeas   -150 gm
2)Methi leaves - 3 /4 cup
3)Cloves -2 nos
   Cinnamon - 1 /2 inch piece
   Cardamom - 2 nos
4) Oil  or ghee - 2 tabsp
5) Cumin seeds -3 /4 tsp
6)Fenugreek seeds - a pinch
7)Cinnamon - 3 /4 inch piece
8)Green chillies slit length wise - 3 nos
9)Ginger chopped - 3 /4 inch piece
10)Asafoetida - a pinch
11)Turmeric powder -1 /4 tsp
12) salt as needed
13) Tomato cut length wise -1 no
14)Tamarind paste -3 /4 tabs
15) Coriander leaves


Soak chickpeas  overnight , pressure cook the next day . Wash methi leaves and take out the leaves  from the stem .Dry roast the 3rd ingredients and grind. Heat oil in a pan splutter cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and cinnamon. When it turns light brown in colour, add green chillies and ginger saute for 2 minutes then add asdfoetida and methi leaves. Saute them well. When it is cooked well, add turmeric powder and salt . Now add  chopped tomatoes to this . When tomatoes are cooked well, add chickpeas ( save 3 tbsp of chickpeas to mash). Add 1 cup of water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Cook for another 8-10 minutes in low heat. Now add mashed chickpeas and tamarind paste . Mix  and cook well . Add the ground 3rd ingredients to this and when the gravy thickens. Decorate with coriander leaves.  Serve with chapathis.


  1. Wow ! Flavorful Chole !

  2. lovely and yummy recipe beena

    inclusion of methi wud make it even more delicious

  3. methi with channa sounds good combo..

  4. Lovely combination...very innovative too...

  5. Wow!!! chole with the flavor of methi..sounds good.

  6. Hi Beena ,

    Methi chole Looks Yummy !!!

    Neat presentation :)

    Keep on Dear..

  7. Yummy n tempting...

    Event: Dish name starts with N



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