April 10, 2012

How to Make Methi Pakoda

By Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make Methi Pakoda. Hmmm yummy and spicy Gujarati peoples all time favourite Methi Pakoda is here. So it's a homemade recipe for delicious pakoda with dip. Normally it available on road side shops also, but may be oily and unhygienic. Basically Methi - fresh fenugreek pakoda is an Indian snack recipe with lots of methi and coriander leaves and gram flour - besan. They are crispy and rich in the goodness of methi and coriander.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 5 minutes
Serves - 4 person

Ingredients to make Methi Pakoda:

1 1/2 cups finely chopped methi - fenugreek leaves
1 1/2 cups chopped coriander leaves
8 to 10 finely chopped green chillies
1/4 tea spoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste 
2 cups besan 
3 to 4 table spoon curd
1/2 tea spoon soda bi carb
2 to 3 table spoon oil
Oil for dip frying

Ingredients to make Dip:

1/4 cup curd
1/2 cup water
2 table spoon besan
A pinch turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 to 3 green chillies finely chopped 
1 tea spoon oil
1/4 tea spoon mustard seeds
4 to 5 curry leaves

To serve with:


Method to make Methi Pakoda:
  • In a bowl mix methi, coriander, curd, salt, green chillies, 1 1/2 table spoon oil and mix well.
  • Add besan and make thick better of pouring consistency with the help of water.
  • Sprinkle soda bi carb on the surface of better and pour another 1 1/2 table spoon hot oil  over it. Beat properly for 2 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop a spoon full of batter in hot oil for frying. Repeat the same for remaining. Fry till light brown at medium flame.
  • When ready remove and drain on absorbent tissue. 
  • Serve ho and delicious Methi Pakoda with dip, curd and green chutney.
Method to make dip:
  • Mix besan, water and curd in a bowl and whisk it. Add salt, green chillies and turmeric powder to it. 
  • Cook, it till boiling temp.
  • In another vessel heat oil and add mustard seeds, let them crackle. Add curry leaves and transfer the contains to dip. Again cook for 2 minutes.  

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