Methi Pitla

By Nmami Agarwal     18-Mar 2019

Methi Pitla

Methi Pitla is a Maharashtrian delicacy prepared with fresh fenugreek leaves and is basically a subzi. Freshly chopped fenugreek leaves are cooked with a mixture of besan with water. It is a perfect company for your chapatis that tastes absolutely delicious.

Nutritional Benefits

Fenugreek leaves are a great source of fibers, proteins, vitamins and minerals like folic acid, phosphorus, calcium, iron, vitamin A, B6 and C. It helps in reducing cholesterol and also helps in reducing blemishes from the skin. Besan is also rich in fibers and contains nutrients like calcium, copper, potassium, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

Ingredients

  • 30 grams fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves, chopped
  • 20 grams besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon green chilli, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Calories: 120 Kcal
Fats: 3.7 gm
Proteins: 6 gm
Carbohydrates: 15.2 gm

Method

  • Combine the besan with water in a deep bowl and whisk well to make a runny consistency till no lumps remain.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic paste and onions. Sauté them for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, green chilies, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Sauté again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the prepared besan- water mixture, red chili powder and salt and continuously stir. Cook on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Over to you

Savour this nutritious Maharashtrian delicacy which can be prepared at a moment’s notice and is enriched with amazing nutrients. So, prepare this delicious recipe and enjoy your meal time with some chapattis.

 

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
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Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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