Friday, May 29, 2009

Methi Bara

Continuing with my theme of methi, this is a quick and easy recipe for a side dish. I have made this with fresh methi leaves, this won't work so well with frozen methi. When my Mom was frying this, my son loved the aroma and came over and asked to try one. I think getting a 3 year old to eat greens is worth any dish in gold!


1 bunch of Methi leaves cleaned and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup of Besan
1 large onion sliced thinly
3-4 potatoes boiled and smashed
Green chillies cut into small pieces (optional for the kids batch)
1/2 cup sooji or rawa or rice powder (optional)
Salt to taste

pinch of Turmeric powder
Oil to pan fry the baras

How To

Take the methi leaves and wash them well and let all the water drain out before you cut them.
Mix the salt, turmeric powder, methi leaves and onions and boiled potatoes and chillies.
Add some sooji or rice powder to make the baras crispy. (I didn't have any so I skipped it.)
Make flattened round balls.
Heat a pan and spray some Oil. Put the baras and fry on low heat.

Serve hot with rice and Dal. It tastes good the next day too - but the crispiness is lost. So enjoy it hot!


  1. Healthy snack and nice way to feed greens to kids,will try this for my kids

  2. That is true and very healthy snack and good for kids too :)

  3. hi Hcof,

    Methi baras looks yumm.... it's sure worth in gold :)

  4. These look so good. I have a bunch of methi now ... this is going to be great for a snack in the weekend! Thanks for this lovely recipe. :-)

  5. Another methi dish..looks crispy and yum..almost similar to aloo tikki...

  6. Varunavi,Priya, Padma and Suparna - thanks dear!
    Very fast response..
    Sharmila - Yeah lovely snack too...
    Vrinda - yes it is like aloo tikki but with some Methi. I love these small twists that my mom adds...

  7. Hey This is a new dish to me ... Looks crisp & nice

  8. wow! new recipe to me looks very tatsy ..will try this weekend ..and let u know ! thanks for sharing

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  10. Healthy and easy snack! Love your methi recipes.

  11. Nice combo-I love methi,so this one is a sure winner!! You're right about getting kids to eat GLV's-let me try this with my 2 year old :)

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  13. Not only healthy, it is eyecatching the snack!

  14. wow!! healthy snack....looks so appetizing!!

  15. First time here..and a lot of ur dishes r new to me. This snack is dam droolicious.

  16. Healthy snack! Must be really good! Good way to make kids enjoy the healthy greens:)

  17. They look like hashbrowns. beautifully browned!

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