Monday, November 17, 2014

Methi Chole | Chickpeas and Fenugreek leaves curry

I just love methi so instead of adding Spinach in chole or any where , I like to add methi, just love that bitter taste. So while making chole , I had one bunch of methi was in the fridge so took it out, wash it in plenty of water because it had a lot of sand, chopped it and add it in curry. Its better to use fresh one, because kasuri methi don't give that nice taste, it just good for sprinkle I guess. Nothing fancy here, make chole as you make it but just add greens in it and you have one pot meal with greens and protein in one dish. As usual you are free to use your choice of greens in this dish.

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Ingredients :

2 cans of chickpeas
1 bunch of methi - washed and chopped
1 big onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
4 tbsp. tomato puree
 1tsp. Jeera / Cumin seeds
2 tbsp. chole masala
1 tbsp. ginger, garlic and chili paste
1 tbsp. red chili powder
1 tsp. anardana powder
1 tsp. Turmeric powder
salt to taste
3 tbsp. oil
1 bay leaf and dry red chili
Fresh lime / lemon juice as per taste


Wash and clean can chickpeas, you don't need those chemicals which they store it.
If you are not using can one, night before soak chana in plenty of water and next day boiled it with tea bag in it , keep that water to use it in gravy.
Heat a pan, Add oil in it. Add jeera in it, then add bay leaf and dry chili.
Add onions and cook till its little brown.
Then add tomatoes and cook till its mushy.
Add ginger, garlic paste and all powder masala.
cook for a minute and then add chole and add water , mix it nicely .
Add methi leaves and cook on low to medium flame till you get the nice thick sauce.
I usually cook on low flame for long when i am using can beans, so flavor goes inside and it taste good.
When its done, add lime juice and serve it hot with roti, naan, or puris along with fried green chilies and onion slices.

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  1. flavorful and delicious methi chole!..

  2. Looks so inviting:) Perfect for these winters :)

  3. Methi is one of my fav but over here its the dried ones. Still, I can add into this delicious chickpeas and have a wonderful meal.

    1. Yes Nava you can add dried one but add little more so you can get that flavor of it.

  4. I am eating a lot of chickpeas at the moment. They are so nutritious and cheap as well.

    1. We can use it so many ways in our daily life , its so versatile too.

  5. Lovely and flavourful chole with methi.. I have tried with palak but never with methi.

  6. congrats Linsy for the 10,000 likes on your facebook page. Lovely chole. Would love to have it with rice.
    Please send in your mushroom recipes to the event I am hosting. Thanks.

  7. lovely twist to chole with methi leaves..yummy n flavorful!

  8. wow very nice. totally forgot about this combination:) thanks for posting

  9. I go for chole masala too but this one looks yumm with out all that.
    10000 likes congrats Linsy!

  10. Very nice combo dear. Chole looks yummy

  11. Looks delicious Linsy, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

  12. This looks absolutely delicious!!!


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