How to Make Fenugreek Leaf Gram Flour Curry (Methi Sagu)

Updated on December 11, 2019
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Fenugreek leaf gram flour curry (methi sagu).
Fenugreek leaf gram flour curry (methi sagu).
This curry goes well with a variety of flatbreads.
This curry goes well with a variety of flatbreads.

The Awesome Combination of Fenugreek Leaf (Methi) and Gram Flour

Fenugreek leaves are very tasty and aromatic when cooked. A curry made with these leaves is not only delicious but also nutritious. Gram flour is the other leading ingredient in this dish, and it's also dense in nutrients.

  • Fenugreek leaves are a known source of fiber, iron, protein, vitamins, and minerals. People use them to help control diabetes, maintain heart health, and reduce cholesterol. Fenugreek is also said to be good for nursing mothers. It may help to relieve sore throats and constipation.
  • Gram flour is low in calories and high in protein and fiber content. It is rich in carbohydrates, too. It is a very good source of folate, manganese, copper, and magnesium. This flour enhances the taste of this side dish.

This fenugreek leaf curry is easy to make. It is very delicious and creamy. Serve this mildly spicy curry hot with any type of flatbread—roti, chapati, or poori.

Now, let's see how to make this awesome dish.

The completed curry has a lovely yellow and green color.
The completed curry has a lovely yellow and green color.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 2 or 3 people.

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves, washed, patted dry, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 small cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder), or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar, to balance the taste
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt, or as per taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the fenugreek leaves. Pat them dry. Roughly chop them. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add the roughly pressed garlic cloves. Saute on low heat till they become golden brown.
  3. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle. Throw in the chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute on low for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the gram flour with the remaining oil. Rub the mixture with your fingers to blend it nicely so that there aren't any lumps. Set aside.
  5. Add half a cup of water to the pan. Cover the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Throw in the red chili powder, salt, sugar, and dry mango powder. Mix well. Stir-cook for a minute. By now, the water should have dried up in the pan.
  7. Add half a cup of water. Add the gram flour mix. Reduce the heat to minimum. Stir it continuously to eliminate lumps.
  8. Add some more water to keep it wet. Don't add too much water. Cook the mix on low heat for a few minutes or till the flour is cooked.
  9. Turn off the heat. Check for taste. Adjust the spices and salt accordingly. Your favorite curry is ready!
  10. Serve this awesome silky curry with hot roti, poori, chapati, or any other flatbread. Enjoy eating!

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Step one: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute the garlic cloves in it till they become golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.Sizzling the cumin seeds.Step two: Throw in the chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes.Sauteing the leaves.Step three: Add half a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook on low heat for about 4 minutes.Step four: Add red chili powder, dry mango powder, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Stir-cook the mix for a minute.Step five: If the mix is dry, add half a cup of water. In the meanwhile, blend the gram flour with the remaining oil.Step six: Add gram flour mix. Stir the mix continuously, so that there won't be any lumps.Step seven: Add half a cup of water. Stir the mix. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes or till the gram flour is cooked. Add water to adjust the consistency. This curry should be semi-solid. Once the mix is cooked, turn off the heat.Transfer the curry to a serving dish. This side dish is very delicious, smooth, silky, and flavorful.Enjoy eating roti, chapati, poori, or any flatbread with this yummy and nutritious curry.
Step one: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute the garlic cloves in it till they become golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
Step one: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute the garlic cloves in it till they become golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
Sizzling the cumin seeds.
Sizzling the cumin seeds.
Step two: Throw in the chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
Step two: Throw in the chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
Sauteing the leaves.
Sauteing the leaves.
Step three: Add half a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook on low heat for about 4 minutes.
Step three: Add half a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook on low heat for about 4 minutes.
Step four: Add red chili powder, dry mango powder, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Stir-cook the mix for a minute.
Step four: Add red chili powder, dry mango powder, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Stir-cook the mix for a minute.
Step five: If the mix is dry, add half a cup of water. In the meanwhile, blend the gram flour with the remaining oil.
Step five: If the mix is dry, add half a cup of water. In the meanwhile, blend the gram flour with the remaining oil.
Step six: Add gram flour mix. Stir the mix continuously, so that there won't be any lumps.
Step six: Add gram flour mix. Stir the mix continuously, so that there won't be any lumps.
Step seven: Add half a cup of water. Stir the mix. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes or till the gram flour is cooked. Add water to adjust the consistency. This curry should be semi-solid. Once the mix is cooked, turn off the heat.
Step seven: Add half a cup of water. Stir the mix. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes or till the gram flour is cooked. Add water to adjust the consistency. This curry should be semi-solid. Once the mix is cooked, turn off the heat.
Transfer the curry to a serving dish. This side dish is very delicious, smooth, silky, and flavorful.
Transfer the curry to a serving dish. This side dish is very delicious, smooth, silky, and flavorful.
Enjoy eating roti, chapati, poori, or any flatbread with this yummy and nutritious curry.
Enjoy eating roti, chapati, poori, or any flatbread with this yummy and nutritious curry.
5 stars for Fresh Fenugreek Leaf Curry

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 years ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks Rahma for your encouraging comments. Please pass through my hubs to get more such recipes

  • Rahma Khan profile image

    Rahma Khan 

    2 years ago from Oman

    This is a great and healthy recipe! Looking forward to more such recipes.

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