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Malvani Methichi Bhaji – A Little Sweet and A Little Bitter

Methichi Bhaji

Methichi Bhaji, a tiny fenugreek vegetable, is highly well-known throughout the Kokan Belt. In the Kokan belt, green vegetables are often more popular, but this little fenugreek Leaves bhaji has an incredible flavor.

Malvani Cuisine is known for its wide range of Leafy Vegetables and Methichi Bhaji is absolute Yum.

Fenugreek has a bitter flavor, and the green vegetable that develops from it has a slightly bitter taste as well. It's not as bitter as Bitter Gourd, though.

Because of its bitter flavor, it should be eaten in smaller amounts than other green vegetables because it loses acidity. Garlic should also be avoided as it can increase the acidity of both ingredients when combined. Although not everyone experiences this acidity, it's best to avoid mixing them both.
With the help of two interesting ingredients, we may lessen the harshness of this Bhaji.

The first is onion, and the second is freshly grated coconut. The onion should be sautéed till it becomes pink and begins to release sugar. As soon as the onion begins to release water, chopped Methi leaves should be added. Methi leaves are less bitter when combined with onions because of their sweetness. Freshly grated coconut, which also absorbs the bitterness from Bhaji, is the second sweet component that lessens the bitterness overall. The blend of sweet and bitter flavors is rather amazing.

Methichi Bhaji goes well with Godi Daal, which is sweet Daal served over steamed rice, rice Bhakri, or chapati.

Courses ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 25 mins
Servings 4
Methichi Bhaji (Fenugreek Vegetable)
  • 15-20 Methiichi Bhaji Fenugreek Vegetable) (bunches)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoon Soaked Split Green Gram skinned
  • 2 Chopped Oinion (Big)
  • 5-6 Green Chillies
  • 1-2 teaspoon Rock Salt (To Your Taste)
Instructions
  1. Methichi Bhaji

    Gather about 15 to 20 bunches of fresh fenugreek leaves.

  2. Cut the roots of Methichi Bhaji

    Take one entire bunch and cut the roots.

  3. Cut the roots of Methichi Bhaji

    Cut remaining portion into four or five pieces.

  4. AFter Cutting roots wash it into the water

    After chopping the vegetable, thoroughly wash it in water.

  5. Drain the water completely

    Gather the chopped vegetables into a strainer and remove all of the water.

  6. Add some oil on a heated Pan

    Pour some oil into a deep, heated pan.

  7. Add some green gram split

    To the oil, add some soaking split green grams, then sauté for a minute.

  8. Add some green chillies

    Add four to five silted green chilies & sauté for Minute

  9. Add chopped Onion

    Add the chopped onions. 

  10. Let the Onion turned to be pink.

    Add Some Salt to your taste and Sauté it until it becomes pink.

  11. Add finely chopped Methichi Bhaji

    Add the finely cut fenugreek leaves.

  12. Mix It well

    Mix it well

  13. Cover it with Lid

    Put a Lid on top of Tawa.

  14. Remove the lid

    In two minutes, take off the lid and Mix it well.

    Repeat this 2-3 times till all the water in a Bhaji completely evaporates and Bhaji properly cooked.
  15. Add some fresh grated coconut

    Add the freshly shredded coconut now. Mix it well, Turn off the heat and Place a Lid again for 2 mins more.

  16. Turn off the heat

    Take off the lid after 2 mins, mix it well. Malvani Methichi Bhaji is Ready.

  17. Methichi Bhaji is ready to be served

    Malvani Methichi Bhaji Garnished with Fresh Grate Coconut is ready to be Served.

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Kunal Bandekar
Malvani Food Blogger

My name is Kunal Bandekar and I welcome you to my FOOD Journey. I belongs to Malvan (Sindhudurga) well known small but sweet town in West coast of Maharshtra, India.
My love towards our Local, Traditional - Malvani, Kokani Food gave this idea to spread the Kokani, Malvani food to the whole World with the help of this Food Blog.