methi na gota recipe | methi na bhajiya | gujarati gota recipe

methi na gota recipe | methi na bhajiya | gujarati gota recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. an authentic and traditional gujarati snack recipe made with finely chopped fenugreek leaves and chickpea flour. the recipe is very similar to any deep-fried bajji or fritters and can be served as either evening snacks or appetizers. in addition compared to others, it is one of the easy and simple bajji recipes.
methi na gota recipemethi na gota recipe | methi na bhajiya | gujarati gota recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. bajji or pakora recipes are very common across india and are made with myriad veggies and ingredients. as a matter of fact, each region and state has its own variation which suites the local demography. one such hugely popular and tasty bajji or deep-fried snack recipe is the methi na got from the western indian cuisine.

while you can call this recipe of methi na gota as a bajji or methi pakora, but still it is a completely different recipe altogether. even though there are many striking similarities between methi na bhajiya and any other bhajiya, there is a lot of difference in the way it is made. most of the bhajiya is made by dipping the vegetables in the spiced chickpea or plain flour batter and deep-fried till it turns crisp. whereas in this scenario, the fenugreek leaves are finely chopped before it is mixed with spiced besan batter. in addition to this, it is later deep fried to soft round balls and not to a crisp fritter. as a result of this, you can even serve it with a pav similar to vada pav recipe.

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furthermore, some important and critical tips, suggestions and variations to a perfect methi na gota recipe. firstly, i have limited to just methi leaves and coriander leaves in this recipe. but it can be easily extended by adding finely chopped onions and also capsicum to make it more crunchy. secondly, the recipe is ideally made with freshly chopped fenugreek leaves which eventually adds the flavour. but if you do not have access to the fresh leaves you can also use dried fenugreek leaves as an alternative. lastly deep fry these in a low to medium flame in small batches. also if you are in a rush, reduce the size of these methi balls as it can be cooked in better speed.

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methi na gota recipe | methi na bhajiya | gujarati gota recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 pieces
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: Snack
Cuisine: gujarati
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easy methi na gota recipe | methi na bhajiya | gujarati gota recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup fenugreek leaves / methi, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp rava / semolina / suji, fine
  • 1 cup besan / gram flour
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large mixing bowl take ½ cup water, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 chilli and ½ tsp ginger paste.
  • also add ½ tsp coriander seeds, ¼ tsp ajwain, ½ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and pinch hing.
  • furthermore add 1 tbsp lemon juice, ¾ tsp salt and ¼ tsp baking soda.
  • using a whisk mix well making sure all the spices are combined well.
  • now add ¾ cup fenugreek leaves and 3 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  • further, add 2 tbsp rava and 1 cup besan.
  • whisk and mix to form a lump free thick batter.
  • drop the batter into hot oil forming small balls.
  • stir occasionally making sure the pakoda are cooked completely.
  • fry until the pakoda turns golden and crisp.
  • drain off over kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
  • finally, enjoy methi na gota with green chutney.
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how to make methi na gota with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take ½ cup water, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 chilli and ½ tsp ginger paste.
    methi na gota recipe
  2. also add ½ tsp coriander seeds, ¼ tsp ajwain, ½ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and pinch hing.
    methi na gota recipe
  3. furthermore add 1 tbsp lemon juice, ¾ tsp salt and ¼ tsp baking soda.
    methi na gota recipe
  4. using a whisk mix well making sure all the spices are combined well.
    methi na bhajiya
  5. now add ¾ cup fenugreek leaves and 3 tbsp coriander. mix well.
    methi na bhajiya
  6. further, add 2 tbsp rava and 1 cup besan.
    methi na bhajiya
  7. whisk and mix to form a lump free thick batter.
    methi na bhajiya
  8. drop the batter into hot oil forming small balls.
    gujarati gota recipe
  9. stir occasionally making sure the pakoda are cooked completely.
    gujarati gota recipe
  10. fry until the pakoda turns golden and crisp.
    gujarati gota recipe
  11. drain off over kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
    gujarati gota recipe
  12. finally, enjoy methi na gota with green chutney.
    methi na bhajiya

notes:

  • firstly, finely chop methi and avoid using the stem as it will be slightly crunchy.
  • also, fry on medium flame else the gota will be uncooked from inside.
  • additionally, the bitterness of methi is balanced by the addition of sugar.
  • finally, methi na gota recipe tastes great when served as an evening snack on a rainy day.
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