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

Updated on March 24, 2018
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Fenugreek Leaf Gram Flour Curry (Methi Sagu)

Awesome Combination of Fenugreek Leaf(methi) and Gram Flour

Fenugreek leaves are very tasty and aromatic when cooked. A curry made with their leaves is not only delicious but nutritious as well. Added to this, gram flour is the other leading ingredient in this dish that is equally as nutrient-dense.

Fenugreek leaves are known source of fiber, iron, protein, vitamins, and minerals. People use it to control diabetes, maintain heart health, and reduce cholesterol. Fenugreek is good for nursing mothers. It helps to relieve sore throat and constipation.

Gram flour is low in calories and high in protein and fiber content. It is rich with 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 flat bread, roti, chapati, or poori.

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

5 stars for Fresh Fenugreek Leaf Curry

Cook Time

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

Ingredients

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

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Fenugreek Leaf Gram Flour Curry (Methi Sagu)

  1. Wash fenugreek leaves. Pat dry them. Roughly chop them. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add roughly pressed garlic cloves. Saute on a low heat till they get golden brown.
  3. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle. Throw in chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute on a low fire for 3-4 minutes.
  4. In the meanwhile, mix gram flour with remaining oil. Rub with your fingers to blend them nicely, so that there is no lump in it. Set aside.
  5. Add half a cup of water to the pan. Cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Throw in red chili powder, salt, sugar, and dry mango powder. Mix well. Stir-cook for a minute. By now, the water would have dried up in the pan.
  7. Add half a cup of water. Add gram flour mix. Reduce the heat to minimum. Stir it continuously, so that there won't be any lump in it.
  8. Add some more water to keep it wet. Don't add too much water. Cook the mix on a low heat for a few minutes or till the flour gets cooked.
  9. Turn off the heat. Check for taste. Adjust the spices and salt accordingly. Your favorite fenugreek leaves 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 oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute garlic cloves in it till they get golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.Step two: Throw in chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute for 3-4 minutes.Step three: Add half a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook on a 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 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 gets 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 oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute garlic cloves in it till they get golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
Step one: Heat a teaspoon oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute garlic cloves in it till they get golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
Step two: Throw in chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
Step two: Throw in chopped fenugreek leaves. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
Step three: Add half a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook on a low heat for about 4 minutes.
Step three: Add half a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook on a 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 gram flour with the remaining oil.
Step five: If the mix is dry, add half a cup of water. In the meanwhile, blend 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 gets 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 gets 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.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      5 months ago from Bengaluru

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

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      Rahma Khan 

      5 months ago from Oman

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

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