Friday, September 12, 2008

Methi Gobi

Fenugreek seeds have been widely used in many Tamilian dishes. The seeds is used in many ways for making idlis/dosas, tamarind rice (pulihora), sambar and rasam, etc... But the fresh methi leaves and the dry one (kasturi methi) has been added to my fridge and pantry after coming to US. When I bought from the store for the first time. I really didn’t had any idea how to cook with fresh leaves, so I just make with dhal like this one.
But the ever-popular combo “Aloo (potato) methi”, “Methi parathas” vegetarian version and “methi chicken” have been a hit in every house. The leaves have a slight bitter taste so combining with the spud or chicken, it doesn’t reduce the bitterness! But we mentally think, the truth, the potato or chicken suck/share the leaves bitter taste.
For a change, I tried the Gobi methi combo. Simple, quick, healthy dry curry, can be served with rice or roti.
Note: I used frozen methi


Methi Gobi


Ingredients:
Cauliflower:
1 small
Fresh fenugreek leaves or frozen packet of fresh leaves: fresh small bunch (only leaves)
Onion: 1/2 minced
Ginger: 1 tsp grated
Green chillies: 3 minced
Red chillies powder: 1 tsp , less or more
Cumin: 1 tsp
Oil: 2 tsp
Salt: per ur taste

Method:
Cut into small florets.Soak in salted hot water for few minutes (help to kill worms in the florets)
Take only leaves and rinse in fresh water.
Now, heat a pot with oil , add the cumin, followed by minced onion, green chillies and ginger. Fry until they turn translucent.
Add the cleaned florets and fry for about 8 to 10 minutes , don't use the lid the cauliflower cooks faster it may turn muchy.
Add the salt, red chilli powder and let the masala coat well with the veggie, now add the leaves and let it saute another 7 or 8 minutes . Final adjust with salt and spice and switch off the stove.
Can be served with roti or rice.

Tip: When u cut the fenugreek leaves, add some salt and mix it, keep it aside for few minutes . Rinse again before cooking, help remove the bitterness. But i love the bitterness of the green.

Sending my Fennugreek dish to Herb mania started by Dee and Methi has been selected by this month host Red chillies

Wish everyone A Happy Onam!

Have a great weekend.

47 comments:

Usha said...

Loved it,what a nice way to use methi,looks good :)

Happy cook said...

I love dishes with methi leaves, but here we don't get them. Which i think is a real pity

kamalagk said...

Love the methi leaves in all things..WIth gobi sure it would have tasted yummy..Mouthwatering Cham.

srikars kitchen said...

wow... Nice entry... good creative idea... i love methi leaves..Nice click cham... thxs for sharing...

Divya Vikram said...

I too started eating methi leaves only after coming here..hanks for the tip to reduce the bitterness Cham..

Divya said...

Cham, I still dont know how to cook with Methi leaves except in chapathis. :(
I dont know... it kind of intimidates me. What is it called in Tamizh?

Cham said...

Div In tamil is "Ventiya keerai", make with dhal like i mentioned in my post! Or replace gobi with aloo :)

Sireesha said...

Love the Methi gobi looks very tasty.....

raaji said...

methi gobi looks yummy cham....nice

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

thatz a nice dish .. I can imagine the kind of flavour methi adds to gobi .. I havent tried this one. looks lovely cham ..

Laavanya said...

Have not used methi with cauliflower before... looks nice Cham!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this sounds quick and easy...i luv methi so much and soo much gud for diabatic pple too...happy onam to u too cham..

sowmya said...

never tried this combo before ,,its aloo methi for me most of thie times..looks delicious!!!

Vani said...

Love the look of the methi gobi, Cham! The addition of methi must give it a lovely flavor.

yasmeen said...

I like the methi Veggie combo. Wish you a happy onam.

LG said...

a new combination for me cham, looks nice.

Sujatha said...

thats an interesting combination, Cham! Me too, Kasuri methi got a place in my pantry only after coming to the US and I have started loving anything with Methi now.. Yours is absolutely tempting to try.. Nice one!

SriLekha said...

wow! its looking yum!

Srivalli said...

That looks nice cham..though i have never tried using methi with gobi!

Rachel said...

a very lovely combo..you could also send this to the think spice event :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yum. New combi to me. I will give a try to this recipe very soon.

Anisheetu said...

wow yaar the pic is really wonderful!!!!

Seema said...

Cham - Methi leaves & Gobi new combo for me.. but looks good & something new to cook than regular Alu Methi!

Hima said...

Curry is looking so good cham!! Lovely entry.

Uma said...

what a delicious curry! looks so mouth-watering Cham!

Cham said...

Rachel: when i did the post i added the event 2, later realise she doesn't accept fresh methi so i removed the link :) Only dry form of methi or seeds!

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vandana rajesh said...

The methi gobi looks delicious cham. Nice pic

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Sunshinemom said...

Charming picture, and nice embossing of your copyright! Looks tasty - I have learnt to love the slight bitter taste of methi as my inlaws used to prepare it so often!!

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Sia said...

aha, this is the 2nd methi gobi recipe i have come across today and girl, u have tempted me enough to run to my kitchen and cook. but the prob is i have to wait for another 7 hrs till i get bk home:)

Priti said...

Looks nice and yummy...nice combo..

Miri said...

What an interesting recipe!

ANJALI J. said...

methi gobi looks amazing..btw i have something for you in my blog.

Richa said...

that's a lovely combo, cham, i like methi a lot!
how was the frozen methi? long back i tried some brand frozen methi and more than 50% were sticks! which one did u use, if i my ask? tx

easycrafts said...

We make aloo gobi, but never thought of this methi gobi...excellent idea and another way to consume methi

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Cham said...

Richa u re right i used Laxmi brand. But if i use the frozen version, i thaw in cold water for 2 reasons, To pick up some hard stems which float on top and make sure there is no mud left in my frozen leaves :)

meeso said...

What a tempting picture!

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Madhavi said...

Yummmmmmmm entry and ur photos are always mouth-drooling Uma. Very nice recipe and look delicious!!! Keep rocking gal!!!

notyet100 said...

nice recipe Cham,..looks so yum,..

Cham said...

Thanks for ur encouragements

bee said...

this looks totally scrumptious.

Richa said...

hmmm, will soak it next time, what a smart way to pick up sticks, thanks cham!

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