May 20, 2009

Methi Chole/Garbanzo with Fenugreek leaves

Methi Chole
I made this dish using Garbanzo beans and methi/fenugreek leaves. Very delicious and easy to make which tastes good in combination with rotis. I usually make dal or chole like this recipe using methi leaves. How do you use methi leaves? Share it with me, so that I can try more wonderful new recipes from you all.

Serves 3-4
Cooking and Preparation Time 20-30 mins approx

Ingredients :

Garbanzo Beans/Chole Beans - 1.5 cups soak overnight in sufficient water and next day pressure cook until soft and intact not mashed
Fenugreek/Methi leaves - 1-1.5 cups plucked and cleaned properly
Onion - Red 1 medium very finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 vertically slit
Asafoetida- a pinch
Jeers/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Chlli powder -1/2 tbsp
Chole powder - 1 tbsp Any brand( I used MDH)
Tomato - 1 medium chopped
Oil - 2-3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Ginger, Garlic - chopped - 1 tbsp combined
Water - 1 cup
Coriander and lemon wedges for garnishing

Method :
  1. Presoak the beans one day before and next day pressure cook them with 3-4 or less whistles until they are soft but still intact in shape.
  2. Heat oil in non stick pan, add asafoetida, jeera/cumin, onions, green chillies, turmeric powder and saute till onions change color.
  3. Then add, ginger, garlic and saute. On low heat add chilli powder, chole powder and mix well.
  4. Immediately add methi leaves and mix well. Then add chopped tomatoes and salt.
  5. Cook covered until tomatoes are mushy. Then, add garbanzo beans and mix everything well.
  6. Adjust salt, then add water and cook covered on low-med heat for 10-12 mins.
  7. Serve hot with rotis and garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.

Methi Chole

47 comments:

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice pic ..hey lovely recipe ..looks yummy Thansk for sharing :)

Superchef said...

i love this combination of methi with chole!! i generalyl otherwise use fresh methi for pulao, parathas or dal-methi. I put kasuri methi is mostly everything that i feel like..for some dishes it gives a very special flavour, like for aloo-capsicum, plain tomato-onion subji etc!!

VineelaSiva said...

Wow nice dish.Good combination for roti.Its really looks yummy Vishali.

Pooja said...

Nice combo Vishali..Chala bagundi..sounds healthy to..goes great with poori..

Vishali said...

Thank you Mangala for the quick comment.

@ Superchef, thank you Manju for telling me various combinations. will try them this time.

@ Vineela and Pooja, thank you for ur comments.

Thank you all of you and I am glad u all liked it.

Ashwini said...

Love this combination. I make it dry. YUmmm. Nice pictures.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Every main ingredient there screams healthy... oh I just can imagine how well garbanzo and methi goes well!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy and healthy! Great recipe...

Vibaas said...

lovely yummy combination. looks delicious!

Prathibha said...

Lovely combo.I also make it but a dry sabzi...

Pooja said...

Wow love the combo of chickpeas n methi! Goes well with rotis n naans!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks aromatic and yum....

AnuSriram said...

Thats delicious and healthier too...

Pavithra said...

lovely recipe looks yummy and nice combination too.

Parita said...

Wow this is very healthy and delicious dish..lovely pic

Priti said...

Wonderful pic...and the combo is just interesting....something to try for..

ARUNA said...

wow never tried this dish.....bookmarked!!Looks like a great combination!

Cham said...

Delicious combo, should be great with roti!

Nithya Praveen said...

First time to your blog...you hv a nice one here.This looks wonderful.I never thot of adding methi with garbenzos...good one.Thanks for sharing:)

Vrinda said...

Methi N chole,great combo..would be perfect with poori..

Vishali said...

Thank you all of you.

Usha said...

Very unique combination Vishali, sounds really good ! Great pics :-)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

lovely pic vaishali..fist time here..i was goin through your previous posts..lovely blog vaishali..Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comment.. :) come often.. :)

Hari Chandana said...

wow! nice picture.. lovery recipe Looks so delicious..thanks :)

Asha said...

Thanks Vaishali, I had fun! Ate too much though, got to lose some wt now ;D

Have fun blogging, see you asap in Fall.

Vishali said...

Thank you Asha. I will surely miss blogging but will definetly try to blog as soon as I come back. :)

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Hari Chandana said...

great idea.. lovely combination.. thanx for the recipe :)

Yasmeen said...

chole methi look yummy together:)

Sia said...

greens and beans in one bowl, now that's one protein packed dish :)

Keerthana said...

hi vishli, looks like you are on a break too..enjoy ur break and come back soon. Liked the methi-chole combi:)

Ammu said...

Healthy dish. Nice pictures.

Nithya said...

Wow.. nice dish and lovely pics.

First time here and sure will be here often. :)

Nice blog on the whole. keep it going.

VineelaSiva said...

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CHAITRA said...

Yummy combo of methi n chole.Love it!!!
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Malar Gandhi said...

That is so yumm.

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Lilly S said...

Nice info here. Keep us these great posts!

Srivalli said...

Looks very good..never made chole with methi sure sounds like a good combo

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow nice dish.Good combination with roti.Its really looks yummy..Swing by my blog whenever time permits..

Umm Mymoonah said...

I love the addition of fenugreek leaves, looks very delicious.

Bindu said...

lovely recipe.. looks yummy :)

 

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