Methi gajar ki Sabji – Earthy Haryanvi Cuisine

methi gajar sabji
The landlocked North Indian state of Haryana is the one Ssshhh cooking secretly group chose for our secret experimentation this month. With a strong agrarian foothold and an equally earthy cuisine, a recipe from this region had to reflect the simplicity of the cuisine and savour the beauty of the produce.
From my partner, Nisa, I received green chillies and butter as my secret ingredient. Let’s see what I do have in my stock..oh yes two bags of carrot. Hmmm… so now is the puzzle to solve- carrot, butter, green chillies and Haryana.
The solve was a cheat on “Goolayah Namah“(of course I cannot ditch my new found fast solution).I found methi gajar sabji (a stirfry with fenugreek leaves and carrots) was pretty popular, but not many of the recipes had the authenticity. So with the now I turn to my fellow bloggers who generously poured out all their suggestions for methi gajar sabji. Here are the ones, which inspired me to make a medley of the three.

Now, for the methi ( fenugreek)

I have slowly begun gardening with some basic resources, one of my first attempts was methi on the window sill. Now I have a trick up my sleeve here. I have been using this for mud-free, microgreen methi leaves for a while now. It was perfectly ready for a harvest too. So that batch goes into the sabji today.. ( if you need the do how…just leave a note in the comments and will email you)

For dinner then…

 

The recipe, methi gajar sabji, with absolutely no fuss, warm.and perfect with bajra roti topped with a dollop of nooni ( homemade butter) was so welcome as it is turning a bit cold here. Washed it down with a glass of Spiced buttermilk and the meal was well rounded and filling(yes we did have a few burps at the table).
I really loved the Haryanvi cuisine. Loved the simplicity of the dishes and of course, it is “the land of rotis” so am sure more will feature up on the blog soon. Very often that the kids  indulge in ghee bura ( Powdered sugar( use raw sugar) coated bread with clarified butter)
Now for Nisa, she is prolific blogger  at
 Check out her thirsy thrusday series which is on my top list of things to try. I am floored by the extensive recipe collection she has from 2015 and some of them truly unique.
With her intelligent choice of butter as my secret ingredient, to make it so decadent, I guess I will need these weightloss recipes if I continue with this amount of butter in my daily food ????
Nevertheless,  I am soon going to hibernate if the temperature dips more, so I guess my body can deal with some buttering up.
Scroll down for this beautiful earthy gajar methi recipe and enjoy it with a homemade roti or naan.
For more recipes from the gluten-free gallery, do check out this link.
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Methi gajar ki Sabji Yum
Earthy Haryanvi Cuisine
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Rating: 5
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
vegetables
for flavorings and tempering
garnishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
vegetables
for flavorings and tempering
garnishes
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Wash peel and dice the carrots into 2cm cubes
  2. Remove the leaves alone from the bundle of fenugreek leaves, wash and chop them fine.
  3. Wash, peel and chop garlic,ginger and green chillies
  4. Set a pan on medium heat and add a tsp of oil.
  5. Add in the cumin seeds and as they turn brown add the asafoetida, ginger and garlic and chillies and saute well
  6. Add the chopped fenugreek leaves and saute well
  7. Add a tbsp of butter and mix well as the butter melts
  8. Now add the carrots, salt, amchur powder and a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well
  9. Dot it with a tbsp more of butter on top.
  10. Cover and cook on a low heat for 4-5 minutes
  11. The carrots will be well steamed now
  12. Open and sprinkle the garam masala and coriander leaves and its ready to serve
Recipe Notes

If you are using mud free fenugreek, chop up the stem, the leaves and even the roots. saves a whole bit of time.

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Renu
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This looks interesting. I make this, but never added butter to it. I am sure it must have added to the taste. Those methi looks so fresh and green, nothing like picking up some vegetables from your home garden.

Poonam Bachhav
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We love methi stir-fry with potato to the core..now I have a new variation to try out with our favourite leafy green …lovely share Seema !

Usha
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Addition of amchur is interesting. Should add it next time. Thanks for the mention.

Vidya Narayan
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Firstly kudos for harvesting the fresh methi microgreens for using it in this recipe, it certainly looks fresh. I have tried microgreens too couple of times and gives perfectly good batch. Loved the recipe and the use of ingredients to make a healthy main course veg option.

The Girl Next Door
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The sabzi looks and sounds so delish! I can imagine the medley of flavours this curry must be. smile

Mayuri Patel
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I make methi and aloo sabji but this one with carrot looks so good. I usually don’t prepare sabji with carrot alone, but this is one sabji I would love to try. Love your methi in the pot. I recently planted some the the birds plucked the leaves!

Sujata Roy
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Methi gajar ki sabji sounds yummy. Made methi with potatoes but never made with gajar. Thanks for the recipe. Lovely share.

priya satheesh
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Increasing combo and super healthy stir fry !

Aruna
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I am sure the mildly bitter methi and slightly sweet carrot made for a great taste combination. Also, the green and orange mix is such a treat for the eyes!

Jayashree
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This carrot methi stir fry is no fuss recipe, the ingredients are easily available. Do need to try sometime.

sujtiha
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Delicious Carrot and methi fry.. Healthy and using butter is very unique idea..

Sujata Shukla
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Interesting and nutritious combination of carrots with methi leaves, and the instructions make it sound quite easy to whip up on a chill or rainy evening. You got me sold at ‘butter’ though – love the thought of adding a dollop of butter for that special flavour!

Priya Suresh
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Thats a super healthy and definitely a flavourful sabji, love to have with some rotis.

Nisa@flavour diary
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Fresh ingredients and lovely earthy flavours have done the pure justice for the ingredients…lovely share for the challenge….yum

themadscientistskitchen
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Surely this gajar methi is yummy. Will definitely try making it you are right about the simple yet delicious food in hariyana.
Let me know how you grow the me the methi

Sundar
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Sundar

Send.me how to get methi at home

sujtiha
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Wonderful salad with very unique and healthy combination.. lovely share..