Saturday, June 16, 2012

Methi Paapad - Fenugreek Gravy With Paapads

 My children never fail to visit a 'temple' whenever they come down to Bangalore. The name of the "foodies' temple" is Rajdhani ! 
 T. R. was bowled over by the dozen or more cups of vegetables and dals which came along with steaming hot kichidi, oven fresh rotis and just puffed up poories !
We savoured the dishes one by one a little at a time, trying to guess the secret ingredients which had gone into the preparation of each and every delicacy. 
The soft tiny bits interlaced into a sabji seemed very familiar but unguessable. The bearer came with another serving of the mysterious sabji as he mumbled out its name. 
Suddenly it dawned upon us that the soft and succulent bits in the sweet and  sour sabji were nothing but shredded paapads
Here is Methi Paapad, another version of Appalam Mendhya Kozambu! 

Fenugreek seeds / Methi seeds - 2 tbsps 
Fenugreek leaves - 1 small bunch 
Small paapads - 3 
Tamarind - the size of a marble 
Salt - 1/4 tsp 
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch 
Powdered jaggery - 1/4 tsp 
Cooking oil - 1 tbsp 
Mustard seeds - 1 pinch 
Cumin seeds - 1 pinch 
Asafoetida - 1 pinch 
1. Soak the methi seeds / fenugreek seeds overnight. 
2. Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the thick juice. 
3. Wash and chop the fenugreek leaves. 
4. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. 
5. Add asafoetida. 
6. Add the chopped green fenugreek leaves and saute till all the water is gone. 
7. Drain and add the soaked fenugreek seeds. 

8. Stir till dry and add the sambar powder and turmeric powder.


9. Add the tamarind extract, salt and jaggery and cook till the fenugreek seeds are done.


10.Crush the  paapads  and cook in the gravy on low flame  till they become soft.

 Enjoy Methi Paapad with steaming hot rice or roti with a dollop of fresh ghee or butter.

6 Post your Comments:

Leelagovind said...

truly a tempting recipe..will try for sure..

Srimathi said...

Oh God! its so long since i had this kozhambu. My sister used to make it for me all the time. YUM! Looks delicious.

Chandra said...

That's a great recipe for an awesome dish!
Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world.
Peace :)

Priya said...

Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..Loving this methi papad.

YOSEE said...

Appala kuzhambu in hep Rajdhani ! LOL !... will try this one.

Anonymous said...

Wow... terrific.. My paati used to put these papads in vathalkozhambu