A perfect snack to enjoy with tea. These methi (fenugreek leaves) pakoda will take only 20 minutes to prepare.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


? 1 cup fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) (cleaned, washed and chopped)
? 1 onion (sliced into thin pieces)
? 3/4 cup gram flour (besan)
? 1 tsp red chilli powder
? 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
? 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
? Salt (adjust to taste)
? 2 cups oil for deep frying

Preparation Instructions:

  • Mix bean, onions, red chilli powder, jeera powder, carom seeds and salt in a big bowl. While you are preparing the batter, heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Add water to the mixture to make a thick batter. Add methi leaves to the batter and again mix well.
  • The batter is ready and so must be the oil. With a tablespoon, add pakoda batter to hot oil and fry till they become golden brown. Drain oil and set aside.
  • Serve with tea and tomato ketchup.


  • You can add methi pakodas to kadi to make kadi methi pakoda.

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