Prep Time : 30 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Chick peas – 3/4 cup
Fenugreek leaves – 2 cups tightly packed
Onion – 1 cup chopped
Tomato Puree – 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
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
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.
When cumin seeds sizzles, add finely chopped onions. Saute until onions turn light golden brown. Add salt to speed up the process.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Add chopped fenugreek leaves and cook on low heat until they wilt.
Add tomato puree.
Add all the spice powders, salt needed and cook until the rawness of the tomato goes and the mixture changes color.
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.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rotis, parathas or with rice.
Our Lunch that day – Phulka, plain dal/paruppu, potato capsicum sabji, cucumber raita/pachadi, methi chole, rice and pickle.
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Thanks for the dish, it looks so yummy.
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How to fry potatoes without getting smashed..? Mine always becomes like a little paste and sticks to the pan … Suggest
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.