Methi Na Gota | Methi Pakoras

>>  Tuesday, March 3, 2015

We are starting the BM# 50 Edition today. On occasion of this milestone BM members met over weekend during 20th 21st and 22nd. BM members across globe met and celebrated BM#50 Anniversary.. I was so hoping we could get most of the BM Members to join us, however only 12 of us man. It was a celebration over three days, with loads of activities and chatting.

We had no time to even digest the fact that we all met and spent three day together, it was time for us to blog on it. So it's hard fact to accept that the actual BM# 50 starts today!

I will be doing the first week with Methi Dishes. Three days of showcasing either Fresh Fenugreek leaves or Dried Kasuri Methi in three different dishes. Since Methi leaves are known to be very healthy, both for green leaves and it's general benifits, I felt I ought to try my bookmarked dishes. 

Methi Na Gota was one of the first dishes I came to know when I started blogging. When I was looking at making regional specific dishes, I read about this when I was going through Gujarati dishes. I have evern since wanted to make it, yet never got around making it. So when the star of the theme was Methi, I decided I ought to make it finally. 

Methi na Gota or otherwise known as Methi Pakoras is a Gujarati tea time snack made from besan and fenugreek leaves with all spices mixed in. Some recipe uses onions as well, I skipped using it. Just as all Pakodas across country, these pakodas are synonymous with rains. The day I made these, it wasn't raining, but then I don't require rains to enjoy Pakodas, infact I am all for pakodas anytime!

The spices I have added were sort of new for me in a pakoda batter. I normally keep it quite simple. However later in another incident I realised that the regular onion pakodas also tastes great when crushed coriander seeds are added. That's for another day for sure!

I even felt the bitterness of methi in the pakodas, though it was only me. Rest, including Konda, didn't feel the bitterness at all and enjoyed a hearty dose of this.

Methi Na Gota

Ingredients Needed

Besan / Gram flour - 1 cup
Fresh Methi Leaves - 1/4 cup
Fine Semolina - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds, crushed - 2 tsp
Whole Pepper corns - 1/4 tsp
Curds - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Red Chili powder for taste
Hot Oil - 1 tsp (to be mixed with batter)
Cooking Soda a pinch
Oil for deep frying

How to make the Methi Na Gota

Pick and wash the Methi leaves, allow to drain to remove excess water.

In a bowl, add cooking soda, then the crushed coriander seeds, pepper corns, salt, red Chili powder, and methi leaves. Mix well.

Then add the besan and slowly add water to get a thick batter.

Let the batter sit for 10 mins. Heat a kadai with oil for deep frying.

Using a spoon, scoop out small balls and gently drop into hot oil.

Cook on all sides, drain to a kitchen towel. 

Serve with chutney/ ketchup

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lavina agarwal March 3, 2015 at 4:10 AM  

Wow..looks yummy Straight out of the wok..definitely not to be missed!

Sarita March 3, 2015 at 4:29 AM  

Methi pakoras looks yummy. Very invited tempting recipe.

vaishali sabnani March 3, 2015 at 5:33 AM  

Yes these gotas are a hit here, and they look tempting. even I made these for methi recipes:)

Pavani N March 3, 2015 at 8:13 AM  

Very interesting Methi pakoras Valli. Never thought of making pakoras with Methi leaves. They look delicious.

Kalyani March 3, 2015 at 1:39 PM  

Totally yummy ! I too as crushed coriander seeds to onion pagodas , but crushed peppers r new... Look forward to ur Methi series...

Suma Gandlur March 3, 2015 at 6:45 PM  

You are right Valli, even I find the methi pakodas bitter, though manageable. However I would llove these gotas as I am a fan of methi.
The addition of coriander seeds and pepper is new to me in apkoda dish.

Priya Suresh March 4, 2015 at 1:50 AM  

I want some to munch rite now, they came out extremely fabulous Valli.

Suja Ram March 4, 2015 at 6:22 AM  

Yummy Valli. Hot Methi Pakoras with a cuppa coffee would make my day!

A Kamalika Krishmy March 4, 2015 at 6:19 PM  

Ur post makes me hungry... and wants only pakoras....

Annu March 5, 2015 at 10:58 AM  

Wow, this is a different snack altogether! I never imagined making methi pakodas expecting them to be bitter. Even adding curd and semolina is new. Will try this sometime for sure!

Harini-Jaya R March 7, 2015 at 3:09 AM  

Wow! Looks very tempting. Never added pepper to pakoda batter.

Padmajha PJ March 8, 2015 at 3:38 PM  

Looks like a nice snack - rainy or otherwise. I am wondering how it would have tasted with coriander seeds in it!To find out, I am going to try this soon :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan March 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM  

I definitely need to try this after seeing yours and vaishali's recipe. Looks delicious :)

sneha datar March 11, 2015 at 8:38 PM  

I love these pakoras, these are really addictive.

Sapana Behl March 13, 2015 at 4:15 PM  

Methi pakoras looks so tempting .Very well made..

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