Hara Chana Coconut Curry with Methi Muthia
by Tarla Dalal
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When you deep-fry dumplings of fenugreek leaves bound together by wheat flour and besan, you get really tasty Methi Muthias. These muthias have a wonderful crispness, an enjoyable level of bitterness and a mildly spicy flavour.
They get even better when served in the Hara Chana Coconut Curry, which is a delicious preparation of cooked chana in a base of coconut milk, flavoured with a green paste made of spinach, coriander, ginger, green chillies and other ingredients.
This gives the curry a blend of flavours, ranging from the peppiness of coriander to the soothing taste of coconut milk. Keep the muthias and the coconut curry ready, but re-heat the curry and add the muthias to it just before serving.
All in all a completely lip smacking preparation which goes well with rice as well as parathas .
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well using approx. 2 tbsp of water.
- Divide the mixture into 18 equal portions and shape each into round balls.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, deep-fry a few methi muthias at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.
- Combine the coconut milk and cornflour in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the boiled chana, coconut milk- cornflour mixture, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Just before serving, re-heat the hara chana coconut curry, add the prepared methi muthias, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
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