Monday, April 4, 2016

Fenugreek leaves Recipe | Methi Shaak Bhaja | Bengali Recipe

Methi shaak bhaja ! Hope it sounds little different for non-Bengalis! Yes , the reason behind of this is it is a Bengali starter . Bengalis are very much fond of variety of leafy vegetables. They are having most of the leafy vegetables with rice whereas others are taking as stuffing for roti or chapathi . Bengalis used to prepare methi shaak with eggplant and bori (sun dried lentils). Its taste so good with rice if you are not having it, it cannot be explained ! But remember this is a starter only with plain rice . To prepare this recipe you should not give so much time at all. All leafy vegetables cooks so fast and here is no exception.

Now if you ask about nutritional value of fenugreek leaves , it is a good source of Iron, Vitamin B-6 , and Magnesium . It provides some kind of calcium too. Over all it is 100% dietary fiber.

Methi Shaak Bhaja | Fenugreek Leves Fry

Ingredients :

1 Bunch Methi Shaak / Fenugreek Leaves (chopped without stems)
1 Cup Eggplant cut into small cubes
4-5 Bori (sun dried lentils) Crushed (optional)
3 tbsp Mustard / refined Oil
3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
salt to taste
3/4 tsp Onion seeds
1 Red chili

How to Cook :

  • Marinate clean chopped methi leaves with little salt and turmeric powder to wash off excess bitterness of methi leaves for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Fry bori until light red color and keep aside.
  • Add eggplant cubes and little turmeric powder and salt to it. Fry for a while and keep it aside.
  • Now  add 1 tbsp oil to it.
  • Add red chili and onion seeds. 
  • Add chopped methi leaves fry until water is not evaporated. 
  • Adjust salt.
  • When done add fried eggplant and bori. Mix well.
  • Serve with plain rice. 

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