Methi Chole or spicy fenugreek and chickpea curry is a delicious gravy dishes prepared all over India in a variety of ways. It is a healthy way to include greens and protein in your diet. It is also a great way to get your kids to eat them.

Methi Chole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Methi Chole or spicy fenugreek and chickpea curry is a delicious gravy dishes prepared all over India in a variety of ways.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chole / Chick peas
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2-3 Green cardamoms
  • 1 cup Onion Grated
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 cup Tomato Grated
  • 2 Green chillies Slit into halves
  • 2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp Dry mango powder
  • Salt To taste
  • 2 cups Methi leaves Chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the chole and soak in enough water for 5-6 hours.

  2. Drain the water and add the chole in a pressure cooker along with 3 cups of water and 2 tsp salt.


  3. Pressure cook until chole are done.

  4. Remove the cooker from heat and let the pressure release.

  5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan.

  6. Once the oil is hot, add cloves, green cardamom, bay leaf and black cardamom and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  7. Add onion and fry for 5-6 minutes.

  8. Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the onions turns golden brown.

  9. Now add tomato and green chilli and fry for a minute.

  10. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder and garam masala powder and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  11. Add little water if required.

  12. Now add the chole along with the water and add more salt if required.

  13. Slightly mash the chole with the back of a ladle and cook for 10-12 minutes on low heat.

  14. Add methi and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

  15. Serve hot with Poori, Paratha or Naan.

Nutrition Facts
Methi Chole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 357mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 15.3%
Vitamin C 20.6%
Calcium 51.7%
Iron 25.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.