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Gajar Methi (Carrots and fenugreek veggie)

Methi (fenugreek) leaves are mildly bitter in taste but have significant medicinal values. Carrots (gajar) are rich in Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Gajar and Methi ki sabji (cooked carrot and methi) is a very easy to make dry preparation that tastes awesome and is highly nutritious. This light and healthy vegetable preparation goes very well with roti, plain paratha or even any type of breads or even it can also be served with dal and rice. This is very nutritious option for diabetics as well. Try this delicious and healthy preparation and please do share your comments. Happy cooking, Shuchi

gajar methi ki sbji
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Approximately 55 calories each serving

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 bunch methi( fenugreek leaves)
  • ½ pound/ 250 gms carrots
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 pinces asafoetida
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • 1½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp dry mango powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1½ tbsp vegetable oil

Method of preparation:

  1. Remove the thick stems of methi leaves. Wash the leaves thoroughly and leave them on the strainer for 5 minutes to remove extra water.
methi leaves
homegrown methi (fenugreek leaves)
  1. Finely chop the methi leaves.
  2. Peel, wash, and dice the carrots.
  3. In a wok heat oil on medium heat . Add cumin seeds; when seeds crackle add asafoetida. Add chopped green chilies and grated ginger. Fry for a few seconds.
  4. Add chopped methi leaves. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add diced carrots. Mix well and fry for a minute with methi leaves.
  6. Add salt, red chili powder, and coriander powder. Mix well. Now cover the lid and cook until carrots are tender. (takes around 5 minutes).
  7. Add garam masala, and amchoor powder. Mix well and fry for a couple of minutes. Turn off the heat. Gajar Methi ki sabji is ready.
  8. Serve Gajar-Methi with plain paratha.
gajar methi
Gajar Methi ki sabji

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. You can also add some green peas in this veggie preparation.
  2. You can also add some other greens in this preparation.

Some Other Methi delicacies