Thursday, February 6, 2014

Methi Pakora | Fenugreek Fritters

recipe of making methi pakora

Methi Pakora | Fenugreek Fritters

Methi Pakora is my favorite tea time snack in winter prepared with fresh fenugreek leaves. When you have already cleaned methi leaves in fridge these fritters can be made within minutes along with tea on other side of gas stove.
These fritters are slightly bitter in taste, but as far as health benefits of fenugreek leaves are concerned it ok to have slight bitter taste. In order to balance the taste chopped onions and few spinach leaves can be added to it.
Now coming to the recipe, ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows

Preparation Time : 10 minutes | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves :4
Recipe Category: Deep fried Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


Methi or fenugreek leaves-1 cup
Garlic pods-6 to 8(crushed)
Gram flour or besan-1 cup
Carom seeds or ajwain-1/4 teaspoon
Green chillies-4-6(chopped)
Salt –to taste
Garam masala powder-1/8 teaspoon
Amchur powder-1/2 teaspoon
Water-1/2 cup
Oil-for deep frying


  1. Clean, chop and wash methi leaves
  2. In a mixing bowl, add methi leaves, onion, garlic,besan, salt, green chillies, carom seeds, garam masala powder and amchur powder.
    step 1 of making methi pakora
  3. Gradually adding water make a thick batter
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai, take 3-4 teaspoons of oil from it and mix it in pakora batter.
  5. With the help of spoon drop small fritters in hot oil, fry them on high flame as they start changing the color, turn them, adjust the flame to medium and fry them till crisp.
    step 2 of making methi pakora
  6. Remove one batch of fenugreek fritters from kadhai and place them on tissue paper.
  7. Fry all the pakoras with the remaining batter.
  8. Serve with a cup of tea or simply chutney of your choice.


Batter should be thick(not of pouring consistency), you can adjust it by adding some more besan to it.
First fry fritters on high flame, else they will absorb more oil. If looking for other recipes made with fresh fenugreek leaves you can check methi matar pulao, raswaley methi aloo or methi ka cheela and for other fritters recipe you can try palak pakora, bread pakora or onion fritters.


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