Thursday, March 29, 2018

Methi Na Gota/Gujarati Methi Pakoda/Methi Pakora

Somehow i felt like blogging is taking a back seat, professional life is quite hectic now. With just three months to end an Academic year, so many things are happening in my profession. Nothing to do with, late month i couldnt able to participate in an event which is quite close to my heart. Yes am talking about the Shhh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel. Last month's theme was Goan cuisine which is one among my favourite. Obviously i was looking for the annoucement of this month's theme and joined immediately as we are landing to Gujarat. Gujarati cuisine is definitely an another Indian cuisine which is quite popular around the world. Their dhoklas and khandvis have their own place in most of the North Indian Thalis. Their way of cooking foods are seriously very simple with gluten friendly ingredients as much as vegan as well. Gujarati cuisine is one of the oldest cuisine with unique cooking style, different pickles, farsans and chutneys with are highly nutritional.

Methi ka pakode

Coming to the event, my pair for this month's event is Kriti Singhal Agrawal who blogs at Krispy Kadhai. She gave me Besan aka gram flour and curd, since i have already dished out couple of Gujarati dishes like dhokla and khandvi, i couldnt think more than making some crispy beauties with these two ingredients. Hence i hunted for a quick and delicious fried pakoras and this Methi Na gota caught my eyes. Obviously pakoda with methi leaves tempted me a lot. Thank god that i had some frozen methi leaves in my freezer which came to rescue me to dish out this dangerously addictive pakodas. Thank you Kriti, for pulling me to dish out these cuties.

Methi Na Gota, Gujarati Methi Pakoda

Recipe Source: Spice Up the Curry
1cup Gram flour/Besan
1/2cup Methi leaves (chopped)
1/2tsp Ajwain seeds
1tsp Coriander seeds (slightly crushed)
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Baking soda
1tsp Peppercorns (crushed)
4 Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Sugar
Oil for deepfrying +1tbsp Oil
1/4cup Curd
Salt

Take the curd, oil in a bowl, add the baking soda, salt, sugar, asafoetida powder, crushed peppercorns, carom seeds, crushed coriander seeds and green chillies.

Mix everything well, add the chopped fenugreek leaves and mix them well.

Now add the gram flour/besan, mix everything well to make a pakora batter.

Meanwhile heat oil for deepfruing, once the oil is hot, drop small balls either by using your hands or else with two spoons.

Methi pakora, Methi ka gota.jpg

Cook them in medium flame until they turns golden brown.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Enjoy this methi na gota with your favourite coffee or tea.


31 comments:

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

I will never say no to fried ones ;) Looks so tempting and yummy !

Jolly Homemade Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Gujarati cuisine is one of my fav cuisine, I also make it and we called methi pakoda Sometimes I add onion in it but I never used curd, next time i’ll try with curd..thanks for sharing this wonderful pakoda recipe..loved it :)

farah said... Reply To This Comment

very nice priya! looks delish!

Spice Affairs said... Reply To This Comment

I aas missing gota so much, was just looking for this recipe, thanks for the lovely share would definitely try this recipe.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Methi pakoda look so crispy and delicious Priya. Gujarati have a knack of coming up with delectable dishes with every day basic ingredients.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. delicious methi pakodas.. we can even make pakoda curry with these.

Lathi L said... Reply To This Comment

Pakoras are always a favorite snack no matter what season is it..this looks delicious

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, what a feast for the eyes... for now it only has to be that as I'm so desperately trying to keep away from fried stuff. Methi gotas are always prepared as a part of a big lunch or dinner party to accompany other dishes.

Masala Chilli said... Reply To This Comment

So this is how delicious the fried version looks! We both got Besan as our secret ingredient and both chose to make gotas. Loved the taste of these and all basic ingredients of pakodas but with few additions, the taste turns top notch. Addition of methi is excellent.

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

Much as I try to resist, Pakodas are my weakness. I am so tempted to make these gota today for tea. Dare I?

Nayna Kanabar said... Reply To This Comment

These gotas look so very delicious. They are my hubbys faborite.I love how crispy they look.you have made these beautifully.

maria nasir said... Reply To This Comment

I find Gujarati cuisine fascinating for it's simplicity of ingredients and bold flavours. Your post is very interesting and informative for me. And the pakodas - super tempting! 😊😋

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Methi gota is new to me. I am loving this

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Methi na gota is our favorite and whenever we want something to pair with evening tea, I make these. So simple and tasty.

Uma Raghupathi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect snack for evening tea time :) Live to have these with my family especially in rainy days :)

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

This is a tasty snack and a great accompaniment with any lunch. Love using methi in my cooking.

Priya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

I absolutely love methi na gota, and make them the same way. :)

Swati Goyal said... Reply To This Comment

I can hear you , it happens sometimes, we need to choose other things before blogging . Your methi Gota looks so delicious, that Indeel like having them right now .

Sujitha Easycooking said... Reply To This Comment

Methi Leaves are very healthy one to include them as snack is awesome.. Gujarati cuisines contains so many delicious recipes. your pakoras looks very tempting akka, I want this plate full of snack with a cup of chai now..

THEYELLOWDAAL RECIPES said... Reply To This Comment

Pakora looks so tempting. Feel like picking some and gobble it down as I am writing this comments with a hot tea in my other hand😚😚

firsttimercook said... Reply To This Comment

One of my favorite snack looks so delicious and can have any time Priya :)

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

I am drooling at those gottas... off fried snacks and can't tell you how much I miss it... hehe... I wish I could do a cheat meal with them now... looks so tempting...

Mildly Indian said... Reply To This Comment

Wow methi... so useful as a snack. Saving this recipe

Priya Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

have always had gota made from ready made gota powder..this is looking really tasty..yummy!!!

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Methi pakora looks so inviting. Its a treat to eyes. Lovely share. Perfect snack for tea time.

Mildly Indian said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious share. For the love of methi, this looks perfect.

Nisa@Flavour Diary said... Reply To This Comment

lovely share...methi na gota is mouthwatering snack

THEYELLOWDAAL RECIPES said... Reply To This Comment

Seriously Gujarati Cuisine has so much to offer. You have done justice in this post. Pakoras look so good. 😊

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

Methi pakora looks absolutely inviting Priya ! Perfect tea time snack !

THE FOOD SAMARITAN. said... Reply To This Comment

These look so tasty!Perfect with a cup of tea..!

Sujata Shukla said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my, what a temptation this dish is! Maybe because of the methi we can feel less guilty about eating fried pakoras! Must try this soon.