methi recipes | indian fenugreek recipes | 21 methi leaves recipes

collection of 21 methi recipesmethi or fenugreek leaves is one of the healthiest greens and abundantly available in india.

many people are fond of methi because of its many health benefits. its always recommended to include healthy greens like methi, kale, spinach or palak or amaranth in the diet.

i know also know many people who don’t like methi because of its bitter taste. however, the bitter taste in methi can be reduced by just mixing some salt with the methi leaves. keep this mixture covered for 15 to 20 minutes and then squeeze the leaves. this method does reduce the bitterness of the methi leaves. usually in india, we don’t get very bitter leaves. so i just add them directly.

sharing 21 indian recipes that are made with fenugreek leaves.

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21 indian methi recipes:

1. aloo methi – potatoes with fenugreek leaves made in punjabi style. simple home cooked food with minimal ingredients. vegan and gluten free.

aloo methi recipe


2. methi matar malai – popular punjabi north indian curry made with fenugreek leaves, green peas (matar) and fresh cream (malai). gluten free recipe.

methi matar malai recipe


3. methi rice recipe – nutritious pulao made with fenugreek leaves and mix vegetables.

methi pulao recipe


4. methi paratha – these fenugreek flat breads are healthy alternative to plain parathas and packed with more flavors and nutrition.

methi paratha recipe


5. methi thepla – flat breads made from fresh fenugreek leaves, whole wheat flour and gram flour can be munched anytime of the day. makes for a healthy breakfast, tiffin or picnic brunches. two more variations you can make are mooli thepla and  lauki thepla recipe.

methi thepla recipe


6. methi paneer – easy paneer curry recipe with bitter hints of fresh fenugreek leaves in a tangy tomato based gravy.

methi paneer recipe

7. methi bhaji recipe – simple, healthy and yet tasty recipe of methi bhaji or methi sabzi. i have added potatoes, but you can skip them. if packing for tiffin and staying in a hot climate, then don’t add coconut.

methi bhaji recipe

8. methi dal recipe – dal simmered and spiced with fenugreek leaves. the slight bitterness of the fenugreek leaves gets balanced with the subtle sweetness of the dal. vegan recipe.

methi dal recipe


9. methi malai paneer – creamy, mildly sweet gravy with hints of bitterness from methi leaves. for more paneer recipes, you can check this collection of 88 paneer recipes.

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10. methi chole – spiced and tasty punjabi curry with fresh fenugreek leaves and chickpeas. few more similar variations which are made with chana are:

methi chole recipe


11. methi muthia – steamed & fried dumplings made from chickpea flour and fenugreek leaves.

methi muthia recipe


12. methi puri – crisp and spiced puris made with whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves and spices.

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13. methi chaman recipe – a delicious curry dish from the kashmiri cuisine made with methi, paneer and palak. since methi leaves are used, the gravy has some bitter tones. there is some bitterness but not too much of it. addition of palak (spinach) does help in balancing the bitterness of the methi leaves.

methi chaman recipe

14. methi aloo – made with baby methi leaves and potatoes – less bitter, crunchy with full flavors from the baby fenugreek leaves. vegan.

methi aloo recipe


15. aloo gobi methi tuk – dry spiced curry made with sauteed potatoes, cauliflower and fresh fenugreek leaves. a delicious recipe from the sindhi cuisine. vegan.

methi tuk recipe


16. methi missi roti – a traditional north indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour, gram flour, fenugreek leaves and spices. its a healthy variation of punjabi missi roti recipe.

methi missi roti recipe


17. methi pakora – spiced fresh fenugreek leaves fritters with gram flour.

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18. methi na gota (methi pakoras) – gujarati tea time snack made from besan (gram flour) and fenugreek leaves. vegan.

methi pakora recipe


19. saag paneer – cottage cheese with spinach and fenugreek greens. gluten free.

saag methi paneer


20. chana dal methi paratha – indian flat bread made from leftover chana dal and freshly chopped fenugreek leaves.

chana dal methi paratha recipe

21. methi mushroom – restaurant style curried dish made with button mushrooms and fenugreek leaves. gluten free.

methi mushroom recipe

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i started in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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27 comments/reviews

  1. 20 methi recipes all are delicious
    and very mouthwatering one’s.
    I have tried all.
    Thanks for sharing this 20 recipes.
    All are awesome and yummy. 👍👌

    • Welcome Shishir. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on methi recipes

  2. superb collection mam

    • thankyou twinka.

  3. very beneficial website to learn different recipes;

  4. I am so excited I found this site I was looking for a recipe as how to cook menthi I picked it up in my local grocery I never knew of it but I like to try new veg. And so found this site . I wish there was an app as I would love to learn to make the many recipes you have

    • thanks christina. we are working on an app and will launch it soon.

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