The winter season has arrived, and we’ve begun to crave all things warm, calming, and indulgent. From a warm cup of ‘adrak wali chai’ and ‘methi paratha’ to sumptuous ‘gajar ka halwa’, there’s no shortage of winter treats out there. If you enjoy all of the winter special recipes, here are five snacks cooked with methi, a famous winter green (or fenugreek leaves).
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These leaves, which have a moderate bitter taste and a strong flavour, are well-known in the culinary world for their versatility in use. They have a mild bitter taste and a strong flavour that adds richness and texture to otherwise uninteresting meals. Combine these winter greens with your favourite munchies and a cup of warm, soothing ‘sham ki chai.’ Isn’t that just what you’re looking for?
Methi Na Gota
Let’s get this Gujarati-style methi fritter dish kickstart the list. Methi na gota is a soft and fluffy pakora recipe that is similar in shape and size to Maharashtrian batata vada or South Indian aloo bonda.
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This snack is crunchy on the outside and mushy on the inside, making it ideal for a 5 pm snack. It’s absolutely wonderful and enticing because of the healthiness of fresh methi leaves coupled with some mild spices. Once you’ve tried it, we’re confident that this snack will tug at your heartstrings.
Methi and Kishmish Pakoda
This sweet and savoury snack recipe incorporates the health of methi leaves and kishmish (raisins). These crispy and tasty pakoras are a treat that you won’t be able to stop eating.
Methi Ka Thepla
Another oh-so-delicious Gujarati delicacy awaits you. It’s whipped by kneading flour with methi, ginger, chilies, herbs, and yoghurt, then shaping it into crisp parathas.
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Paneer Methi Satay
If you enjoy the tantalising aroma of tandoori, this tandoori paneer satay recipe is for you. It’s delicious while still being extremely healthy, making it an excellent choice for both dieters and non-dieters.