Monday, April 27, 2015

Methi Balls

Happy to share with you all.....Methi Balls :) another healthy addition of greens to your list. 

This unique dish is from my mom's kitchen, its totally her invention. Whenever mom makes this dish I can't wait to have it. The aroma makes me drool. These methi balls are cooked slowly in onion & tomato puree & taste so heavenly. It can be served just as is or side dish with roti or rice. 

lets get started (it will make 14 balls)

Ingredients A :

1 cup roughly chopped methi
1/2 cup chickpea gram flour / besan
1/4 cup sorghum (also known as millet / jowar flour) (can be substitute with makke da atta or bajre ka aata or just avoid it and make only with chickpea flour / besan)
5/6 garlic & green chili paste
1/2 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp haldi
pinch of asafoetida / hing
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp water

Ingredients B :

4 tbsp oil
2 big onion puree
3 big tomato puree

 Keep all your listed masals ready

in a mixing bowl add chickpea/ jowar flour + methi + oil

and dry masals

make a dough. use 2 tbsp water if require. Make sure to make tight dough & not sticky one.

divide dough on 14 equal part & roll it to give round shape like laddus.

in broad bottom pan hit 4 tbsp oil & add onion puree, give it a stir

add methi balls as shown, keep gas on low flame

cover pan & let it cook. keep stirring occasionally to avoid onion sticking on bottom

cook till onion turns golden brown & water evaporated

keep tomato puree ready

add tomato puree to methi balls & cover it with lid

occasionally keep stirring, we have to cook it till water from tomato evaporate

its ready to serve

transfer it into serving dish

use a fruit pick to serve as a finger food / starter

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