Thought I’d do a quick recipe upload. I made Methi/Menthe/Fenugreek chutney and have used it for everything from sandwich spread, chapati and sometimes with rice. Here goes :
1 bunch Methi Leaves
1 big onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp jaggery
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tbsp olive oil
Fenugreek leaves are very bitter, so there are 2 ways to cook it. You could either fry them or you can blanch them.
1. Use about 3 tbsp of oil to fry them till the smell vanishes. For better taste, use more oil.
2. Blanching is faster to do but the methi does lose some of its flavour. For this, clean the leaves, put them in boiling water with salt and then transfer it to ice water later. Squeeze the water out of it and set aside.
Now, fry the onions in oil then add ginger garlic paste and stir till the raw smell is gone. Add methi/menthe/fenugreek leaves and fry for a while. Then, add jaggery, salt and chilli powder. Now, put it in the mixer and make a nice paste of it. Put it back in the pan and let cook for another 15 minutes on low. Check for taste, make sure it’s not bitter. If it is bitter, you can add more jaggery. This can last in the fridge for about 2 weeks. If you use more oil, it will last longer since it’s a preservative. It will last longer if you freeze it.
Sandwich with Fenugreek Chutney:
Spread the chutney on one side of a toasted sandwich, add some fried tofu(if you have it), fresh slices of onion tomato and carrots on the other. You can also add some butter/cheese if you like( I skipped it). It’s ready to eat !!! 🙂 Unfortunately, no pictures this time 😦 .
- Delicious seasonal cooking with veg from the gardens at Chatsworth House (telegraph.co.uk)