How to make Methi Kela Bhaji -

A perfect combination of methi and bananas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Frsh fenugreek leaves, Ripe Bananas (पके हुए केले)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Vankaya Poornam Lauki Chana Dal With Wadiyaan Aloo Dum Bibbya Upkari

Methi Kela Bhaji

Methi Kela Bhaji Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Methi Kela Bhaji Recipe

  • Frsh fenugreek leaves finely chopped 3 cups

  • Ripe Bananas 3-4

  • Ginger 2 inch pieces

  • Green chillies 3-4

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Cut the bananas into roundels with their skin on. Make a paste of the ginger and green chillies. Heat the oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds

Step 2

When they start to splutter, add the methi leaves and salt. Cook for ten to fifteen minutes on medium heat. Add turmeric powder and mix.

Step 3

Add ginger-green chilli paste. Stir-fry for a minute. Add coriander and cumin powder. Mix well. Cook for one to two minutes.

Step 4

Add banana roundels. Adjust seasoning. Cook covered on low heat for two minutes. Serve hot with chappatis/rotis of your choice.

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