Menthikura vundalu       (Fenugreek balls)

Hai thanks for liking n following my i am posting another dish came from my family. U should have to spend some time to prepare this dish. Mainly for balls because we r making small balls n it will take time. In joint family where there will be 10 n more then it will be easy if some one helps u but if no one r there to help then u must have time n patience. But if u taste this dish then u will not leave it for sure. Mainly children now a days if we say about green vegetables they will make faces. In this they will love n can’t find leaves n it will be good for both rice n roti. Generally there is a saying that south Indians will live to eat. Yes we love to eat n will give lot of variations to our dishes. I tried it in pizza also. I loved it.

Preparation time          : 20 mins

Cooking time                 : 25 mins

Total time                       : 45 mins

Serves                             : 5 members



Ingredients :

  • Onions medium         : 4 to 5
  • Fenugreek leaves       : 1cup
  • Chilli powder              : 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds                : 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil                                  : 3 tbsp

For balls :

  • Besan ( gram flour)      : 250 GM’s
  • Chilli powder                 : 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric                        : 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala               : 1 pinch
  • Ginger garlic paste       : 1/2 tsp
  • Water for kneading
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  • Mix all the ball making ingredients in a bowl without lumps.
  • Add little little water n make it as chapati dough.
  • Make 1/2 inch small balls as u see in picture.
  • Keep aside
  • Finely chop onion’s.
  • After heating pan r kadai pour oil n add cumin seeds.
  • Add onions n balls.
  • Add lil salt for onions to cook fastly.
  • Keep flame in medium n place a lid on pan.
  • Stir occasionally n let it cook.
  • Clean the fenugreek leaves n keep aside.
  • When balls r 3/4 cooked ( take a ball n break it u can see a lil bit of rawness in middle of ball).
  • Then add fenugreek leaves reduce flame to low.
  • Stir n add salt for leaves.
  • Add chilli powder stir n remove the lid.
  • Fry it without lid from now
  • Stir occasionally n let the leaves fry.
  • When The dish is dry n started leaving oil remove from flame.
  • Methi balls r ready to serve.

Note :

While making balls add water lil to gram flour because gram flour will abserve water so be careful while kneading balls dough.


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