Chole Methi / Chickpeas with Fenugreek

I love the aroma of cooked methi. But Fenugreek(methi) leaves were one of the greens that is hated by my daughter and hubby, they will only eat parthas when made.

When I made this, did not reveal what had gone into it. They enjoyed their meal without knowing that they are eating methi.  The methi does not taste bitter in this dish because I saute the  methi in little oil  till cooked.  Then this is  mixed in the chole.  Try this and everyone in your house too will happily have this dish.  This recipe is from a TV cookery show.


2 Cups Boiled Chickpeas
1/2 Cup onions - finely chopped
1 Teasp00n Ginger paste
2  Tomatoes
2 Cups Methi leaves - 
1/2 Teaspoon Garam masala powder
1/2 Teaspoon Coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin powder
1 Teaspoon Chilli powder
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/4 Cup Oil
Salt to taste


In a pan heat little oil and fry the methi till soft and cooked,  keep aside

Heat oil in another add ginger paste, onion and fry till translucent. Then add tomatoes, all the masalas – garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric. Mix well and a little water, salt and fry till oil leave the sides. 

Now add chickpeas and a cup water, stir it for a minute  cover and cook till oil floats.   Then methi and stir it till methi is incorporated . Cook only for a minute for two. Take off the flame. Serve hot with chapatis and raita.

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Labels : Vegetables, Methi, Chickpea, Healthy, Blogging Marathon, CCChallenge
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. lovely combo in chole..very nicely done..

  2. I love the idea of using Methi with any curry, Chole must have tasted great.

  3. I love methi and feel it adds a beautiful color to the dish. Hope your family will grow into it!

  4. Nice healthy dish.. Looks delicious.

  5. Interesting recipe.Good way of including greens..

  6. What a yummy looking chickpeas curry with methi.

  7. Sounds like a fun to have to have methi and chole..good one.

  8. That dish sounds like a good one to make!

  9. We love methi in my house. So flavorful. Nice pairing with chole.