Kacche Kele aur Methi ki sabzi


I know i know, i have been guilty of not writing here for long.. but the whole diwali sale got over me, it was an overwhelming experience, to have a few of my readers sending happy messages conveying i have started something like this, some getting nostalgic about nolen gur, some going bonkers about the idea of chikki brownies, amazing it was. Just gave me a reassurance, that the step towards baking and food, that i have taken is a good one, something that is giving me immense pleasure and hope things go well moving forward.

Its no joke that i have so many pictures to blog on but such a lazy bum that i am, i am just sitting over them for ages. I have decided that i will write at least one of them a week, its defying the whole purpose of the blog, to keep a log of all the recipes i do or try for the first time, please people tell me, tell me i am not the only one, there are others who face similar problems. I guess a big problem is i want to write loads, once i start my mind becomes a chatterbox like me, and i just keep going, :) 

Oh before i forget, there's a small news to share, stating Monday i start with a baking internship at the Marriott Bangalore, and how thrilled am i about it. Its been a long journey, trying to follow up with people to consider my request, given its a very unusual request. But i finally managed to get through, and i am grateful for life. Really looking forward to the opportunity and making the most of it. The hands on experience, the professional kitchen experience, working under a pastry chef, really looking forward to it.

Remember i always thought i am not too good with experimenting, doing the unconventional, but i can see myself getting there, off late i have been able to do wonders with some flavors, touch wood, all i want is it just keeps improving, shhh nazar mat lagana ;) so one such experiment was playing with the traditional aloo methi. The last time i made kacche kele ki tikkis, i was glad it worked out well, and since then i wanted to try aloo methi with plantains, and it worked beautifully. Presenting this pleasant take on aloo methi variation, believe me, you would love it. 

Kacche Kele Methi ki Sabzi

Serves :
Time to Prepare : 25 minutes


3 Kacche Kele / Raw Plantains
1/2 inch ginger, grated or finely chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped
1 green chilli finely chopped
1 bunch finely chopped methi / fenugreek leaves : 1 - 1.5 cup
salt to taste
1/2 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp amchoor or 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Vegetable oil to fry


- Peel the plantains, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes, and boil in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, and then strain it. 

- Heat some oil in a pan and add the methi seeds, it will crackle a bit, now add the ginger, onions, and green chillies, and let it fry for 1/2 minute. 
- Now add the plantains, and fry for 2 minutes, keep frying, and let it not stick to the bottom. 
- Add the salt and turmeric powder, and stir once again, now add the methi leaves, and fry for another 2 minutes, till the leaves wilt, and stick to the plantain pieces. 
- You will need to cook it for another 5 minutes on simmer with a lid covering the pan, it cooks completely and doesnt stick to the bottom as it gets the required moisture from the closing of the pan.
- Add the amchoor powder, or the lemon juice in the last 2 minutes, it adds a new dimension.

Wish me luck that i can bounce back again.. iam determined i will..  iam thinking next up should be matar paneer or cheele ki sabzi or something baked... what do you want!

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  2. Congratulations Swati! and all the best.. hope to see more baked goodies on the blog soon... :)