How to make Methi Kele Bhajia -

A tasty and wonderful combination of bananas and fenugreek leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fenugreek Leaves, Ripe Bananas (पके हुए केले)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

Methi Kele Bhajia

Methi Kele Bhajia 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 : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Methi Kele Bhajia Recipe

  • Fenugreek Leaves chopped 1/4 medium bunch

  • Ripe Bananas mashed 1

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) (coarse) 1/2 cup

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix banana, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, sugar. Mix together gram flour, coarse wheat flour and soda bicarbonate and add it to the banana mixture.

Step 2

Add a little water to make a thick batter. Keep covered for about half an hour. Just before frying mix in chopped methi leaves.

Step 3

Add two tablespoons of hot oil and mix. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Drop the batter with hand and deep-fry on moderate heat till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot with green chutney.

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