How to make Methi Papad Ki Sabzi -

A classic Jain subzi made with moong dal papads and methi dana.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Moong Dal Papad (मूंगदाल पापड़), Fenugreek Seeds

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Methi Papad Ki Sabzi

Methi Papad Ki Sabzi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Methi Papad Ki Sabzi Recipe

  • Moong Dal Papad 8

  • Fenugreek Seeds 1/4 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 2 inch sticks

  • Whole dry red chillies broken 4-5

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Kokum petals 3-4

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak methi dana in two cups of water for two hours.

Step 2

Drain and pressure-cook along with two cups of water and salt till almost done.

Step 3

Wash under running water to remove the bitterness, drain and set aside.

Step 4

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cinnamon and broken red chillies and sauté for half a minute.

Step 5

Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cooked methi dana and stir.

Step 6

Add two cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 7

Cut papad into finger sized strips.

Step 8

Add salt, kokum and jaggery to the pan and simmer for three to four minutes.

Step 9

Add papad strips, stir, cover and cook on low heat till papad is soft and done.

Step 10

Add chopped coriander leaves, stir and serve hot.

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