Methi Pithla (Maharashtrian Cuisine)

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Methi Pithla (Maharashtrian Cuisine)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1-2 cups fenugreek leaves, washed, drained and chopped

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds ingredient name units

  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida

  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped

  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped

  • 1 nos onion, chopped

  • 2 nos green chilies, slit

  • 1 cups chopped coriander leaves

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes

  • 1 tsp roasted coriander powder

  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder

  • 1/2 cups besan (gram flour)

  • 2 cups water


  • Whisk well gram flour and water so that there are no lumps. Keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • After it stops spluttering, add the ginger and garlic. Stir fry for a minute and then add the onions and green chilies. Saute till light brown.
  • Add the coriander leaves, followed by all the dry spices. Mix well and add the chopped greens. Stir fry on a low flame till it is cooked.
  • Now add the batter and continue to simmer till it becomes thick. Switch off the flame and serve as a side dish with chapati or rice.