How to make Methi Begun -

Methi and brinjals cooked together into a gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fenugreek leaves, Baby brinjals (बेबी बैंगन)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Methi Begun

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Methi Begun Recipe

  • Fenugreek leaves 1/2 bunch

  • Baby brinjals 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Baby brinjals 3

  • Green chilli 1

  • Oil to fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar a pinch


Step 1

Cut brinjal into cubes. Wash methi leaves thoroughly, chop roughly and keep aside. Heat oil in a kadhai. Deep fry the brinjal pieces and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds and slit green chilli. Once the cumin seeds begin to crackle, add the washed methi leaves. Cover and cook for a while. Add salt and a pinch of sugar and cook till done. Add the fried brinjal and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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