Thursday, April 26, 2018

Methi Chole Recipe-Methi Chick Pea Curry-Methi Channa Sabzi

Methi Chole is a very delicious curry prepared with fresh fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) and chick peas. It pairs well with both rice and phulka/chapati. This curry is very nutritious, rich in fiber, protein and vitamins. Today we will learn how to make Punjabi Methi Chole masala following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Methi Chole-Methi Chick Pea curry

Methi Chole

Methi Chole

 Prep Time : 30 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Chick peas - 3/4 cup
   Fenugreek leaves - 2 cups tightly packed
   Onion - 1 cup chopped
   Tomato Puree - 1 cup
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Salt needed

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Coriander powder - 2 tsp
   Roasted Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
   Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
   Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
   Dry mango powder/amchur powder - 1/2 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Red chilli - 2
   Hing - a generous pinch

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Pick and clean methi leaves (This is more most time consuming and hectic part). You can use the very tender stems also. Wash and chop it finely.

If using dry chick peas, wash and soak it overnight and pressure cook with a little salt and water for 3-4 whistles until soft. Keep it aside. If using canned chick peas, just rinse it.

Grind 3 - 4 raw tomatoes (we need 1 cup of tomato puree) and keep it ready.

Finely chop onions.


Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, hing and red chillies.

how to make methi chole sabzi/curry

When cumin seeds sizzles, add finely chopped onions. Saute until onions turn light golden brown. Add salt to speed up the process.

Punjabi methi chole

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add chopped fenugreek leaves and cook on low heat until they wilt.

Methi Chick Pea Curry

Add tomato puree.

methi bhaji channa sabzi

Add all the spice powders, salt needed and cook until the rawness of the tomato goes and the mixture changes color.

methi channa sabji

Add cooked chick peas along with a little water in which it was cooked and mix well.

Mash a few chickpeas and cook on low heat for a few minutes. This is a semi gravy, so do not add too much water.

methi chickpea curry

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rotis, parathas or with rice.

Methi Chole Recipe

Our Lunch that day - Phulka, plain dal/paruppu, potato capsicum sabji, cucumber raita/pachadi, methi chole, rice and pickle.

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Refer more Methi Bhaji Recipes from Padhuskitchen.


  1. I luv your recipes and my trying never failed. Thanks

  2. Thanks for the dish, it looks so yummy.

  3. Hi Padhu Ma'am, I have been checking your blog everyday for updates and there are none. I miss your updates. Hope you are doing fine.

  4. How to fry potatoes without getting smashed..? Mine always becomes like a little paste and sticks to the pan ... Suggest

    1. There are no potatoes in this recipe. Wash the chopped potatoes in cold water to remove starch and drain the water completely before making potato fry. Will post a detailed recipe with tips on that soon.


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