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Teatime Snacks: How to Make Methi Pakora (Fenugreek Leaf Fritters)

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Methi pakora, or fenugreek leaf fritters

Methi pakora, or fenugreek leaf fritters

Make Delicious Methi Pakora (Fenugreek Leaf Fritters) in 15 Minutes!

Fenugreek pakoras are scrumptious snacks that are perfect for those wintery and rainy days. In this recipe, the aromatic and slightly bitter fenugreek pairs wonderfully well with the nutty flavor of gram flour. Let me share the detailed recipe for you!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

4 servings


  • 1 heaped bowl fenugreek leaves, washed and drained
  • 6 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon oil, for the batter
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches cooking soda
  • 1/6 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • salt, to taste
  • oil, for deep-frying


  1. Wash fenugreek leaves 2–3 times and pat-dry them.
  2. Place them in a large mixing bowl. Add gram flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, carom seeds, coriander powder, cooking soda, oil, chopped onions, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add a few drops of water and make a firm and thin consistency batter. Refer to the photo for the right consistency.
  4. Heat oil for deep-frying. Take small portions of the batter, press them a little, and gently slide them one after the other into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd them. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying.
  5. Fry them until they become golden brown and crunchy. Frying each batch may take about 4 minutes.
  6. Remove them with a slotted ladle and place them on an absorbent paper towel to blot the excess oil.
  7. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining batter.
  8. Now, crispy and delicious fenugreek leaf fritters are ready to munch. Serve them with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Enjoy!

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