Gajar Methi – Carrots Sauteed with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves

Carrots and fenugreek make an extremely healthy & delightfully light and tasty combo in this dry sauteed vegetable dish.
By Prathima Rao

Carrots Sauteed with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves

Carrots Sauteed with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves
 
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Carrots and fenugreek make an extremely healthy & delightfully light and tasty combo in this dry sauteed vegetable dish.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Carrots – 2 to 3 medium to big
  • Fenugreek leaves (fresh methi laves)- 2 bunches
  • Vegetable oil – 2 – 3 tbsp
  • Hing (asafoetida) – ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) – ¾ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Amchur (dry mango powder) – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Coriander (dhania) powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut carrots into cubes. Wash and chop fenugreek leaves.
  2. Heat oil in a wok/ kadai. Add mustard, hing, cumin, let crackle. Add methi leaves, stir fry till water evaporates. Cook for further 5 mins.
  3. Add carrots, salt, all the masala powders. Stir fry for 8 to 10 mins or till carrots are cooked yet has a slight crunch.
  4. Remove from heat and serve hot with chapathis, parathas.
Notes
1. To make Aloo – Methi - Replace carrots with 2 potatoes (aloo), boiled, peeled and cubed. Then follow the same procedure as above, adding the boiled-cubed potatoes instead of raw carrots. 2. Wash and chop fenugreek leaves just before you add to any dish. Washing them too early can make them soggy. Also chopping them and keeping aside will make the dish bitter. So cut and add immediately to any recipe/ hot pan. And do not chop the leaves too fine.

Prathima Rao

Born and brought up in South India amongst hard core food enthusiasts. Cooking and food has always been a part of Prathima’s growing years with every family gathering accompanied by a scrumptious and elaborate meal. Now, traditional vegetarian food of her community has paved way to contemporary and quicker dishes.

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