Besan-Methi Dish


Winter is here and all those healthy lovely greens for which we wait impatiently for months. Winter season has blessed us with a large variety of vegetables especially the greens and the dishes prepared with them like sarson ka saag, methi aloo ki sabzi, palak paneer,  Palak-aloo sabzi   mooli-shalgam ki sabzi and many more like this. All these winter vegetables are healthy as well tasty to eat

Besan-methi dish is another variation of methi/fenugreek dish. Methi, a gift of winter,which is very versatile,has its medicinal value. This wonderful leafy vegetable goes well with many other ingredients in spite of aloo or potatoes. Its leaves as well seeds are used in Indian cooking. Besan and dahi/curd are the base of this besan-methi ki sabzi. This desi sabzi is a perfect side dish with the dal preparations in the main course

Let’s make this tasty seasonal methi-besan ki sabzi

Prep time – 20 minutes

Cook time – 20 minutes

Course – Main(side dish) 

Author – Bharti Dhawan



• Besan or chickpea flour – 1 cup./100 gms
• Methi/fenugreek leaves – 500 gms or 5 cups.
• Curd – 1 cup/200 gms
• Sliced onions – 1/4 cup
• Chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies – 1 teaspoon
• Salt, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder – 2 teaspoon each or to taste
• Cumin seeds and coriander seeds – 1 teaspoon each
• Asfotida or heeng powder – 1 teaspoon
• Oil – 2 tablespoons

1-  First of all dry roast besan and keep aside.
2-  Heat the oil in a kadhai/pan and add cumin, coriander seeds.
3-  Next, add chopped onions and ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté.

4-  Add salt and all the powdered spices to the onions
5-  Add methi leaves and stir.

5-  They will reduce after few minutes.
6-  Add curd and stir continuously to prevent the curd from splitting
7-  Add roasted besan little at a time and stir continuously
8-  Add little water or beated curd if you find the sabzi too dry
9-  The dish is ready to be served with dal and chapati


*You can use finely chopped methi leaves in this sabzi