Methi chole / Fenugreek and chickpeas curry

Methi chole/ Fenugreek and chick peas curry.  A protein rich delicious side dish that goes well with roti, bhatura, nan, poori, and even with plain basmati rice or jeera rice, ghee rice. 

Methi Chole


1)Chickpeas   -150 gm
2)Methi leaves – 3 /4 cup
3)Cloves -2 nos
   Cinnamon – 1 /2 inch piece
   Cardamom – 2 nos
4) Oil  or ghee – 2 tabsp
5) Cumin seeds -3 /4 tsp
6)Fenugreek seeds – a pinch
7)Cinnamon – 3 /4 inch piece
8)Green chillies slit length wise – 3 nos
9)Ginger chopped – 3 /4 inch piece
10)Asafoetida – a pinch
11)Turmeric powder -1 /4 tsp
12) salt as needed
13) Tomato cut length wise -1 no
14)Tamarind paste -3 /4 tabs
15) Coriander leaves


Soak chickpeas  overnight , pressure cook the next day . Wash methi leaves and take out the leaves  from the stem .Dry roast the 3rd ingredients and grind. Heat oil in a pan splutter cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and cinnamon. When it turns light brown in colour, add green chillies and ginger saute for 2 minutes then add asdfoetida and methi leaves. Saute them well. When it is cooked well, add turmeric powder and salt . Now add  chopped tomatoes to this . When tomatoes are cooked well, add chickpeas ( save 3 tbsp of chickpeas to mash). Add 1 cup of water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Cook for another 8-10 minutes in low heat. Now add mashed chickpeas and tamarind paste . Mix  and cook well . Add the ground 3rd ingredients to this and when the gravy thickens. Decorate with coriander leaves.  Serve with chapathis.

15 thoughts on “Methi chole / Fenugreek and chickpeas curry”

  1. Healthy and delicious recipe 🙂

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  2. Delicious!!
    You can link this to the event,link to which is below:-)

    Ongoing Events of Erivum Puliyum @ Palakkad Chamayal-Fenugreek Leaves OR Green Chillies


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