Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi)
by Tarla Dalal
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healthy methi pitla is a tasty and quick Maharashtrian recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy. It is one of their comfort foods which is definitely part of their weekly menu.
Maharashtrian methi pitla is a really quick to make and is made with minimum of ingredients and the ingredients used in the dish are simply available in every well maintained Indian kitchen.
We have given a twist to the Maharashtrian pitla by making it healthier, method and technique of making healthy pitla is simple. All you need to do to proceed is to combine besan and water, which is the base of the dish. For the tempering of healthy methi pitla, take oil in a non stick kadhai, next add onions which will give a crunch to the Maharashtrian sabzi. Add garlic paste, you can also use freshly crushed or pound garlic it gives a unique and luscious taste to the methi pitla. Next, add methi leaves and green chillies, you can adjust the quantity of green chillies depending on your preference of spice. Add asafoetida and besan water mixture followed by Indian spices like red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix and cook well for 3-4 mins and make sure you do not leave Maharashtrian methi pitla unattended and keep stirring it continuously or it may stick to the bottom of the pan or might burn. Stop cooking when you have derived the required consistency.
See why we think methi pitla is healthy? Made mainly from methi and besan, so lets understand the ingredients. Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher
protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Methi leaves are in calorie, powerful
antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics.
Make sure you serve healthy pitla immediately or with time it tends to get lumpy.
methiche pithle goes really well with chawal bhakri, jowar roti and some green chilli thecha and red chill thecha. Some households also have it with rice. So, we would suggest if you are willing to have methiche pithle with rice keep it liquidy and if you are intending to serve it with an Indian bread then keep it thick.
For weight watcher, healthy methi pitla recipe is definitely your kind of recipe.
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- To make methi pitla, combine the besan along with 2 cups of water in a deep bowl and whisk well till no lumps remain.
- Heat the peanut oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the garlic paste and the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the fenugreek leaves, green chillies and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the prepared besan-water mixture, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Serve the healthy methi pitla immediately with whole wheat bhakris or chapatis.
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To prepare Healthy Methiche Pithle, in a deep bowl, take besan. Many people even roast besan till it changes colour & turns aromatic before using
Add 2 cups of water.
Whisk well to form a lump-free mixture. Keep aside.
For healthy besan methi pitla, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai
Once the oil is hot, add the onions.
Add the garlic paste. You can also add finely chopped garlic.
Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or until they are soft.
Add methi. It has been cleaned, washed and chopped before adding.
Add green chillies. Add more or less as per your preference.
Add asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes
Add the prepared besan-water mixture.
Add chilli powder.
Add turmeric powder. These spices can also be added to the besan-water mixture.
Mix healthy methi pitla | methiche pithle | Maharashtrian methi pitla | well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. It will thicken as you cook so, switch off the flame when you have achieved a desired consistency of your choice. We would suggest if you are intending to serve it with rice, keep it liquid and solid if eating with Bhakri or Chapati.
Serve healthy methi pithla immediately with jowar roti, garlic chutney and onions. You can also enjoy healthy methi pithla hot with Bajrichi Bhakri or Tandulchi Bhakri. If the Pithla goes cold, it will solidify. Just add some warm water, mix well and reheat for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Methi Pitla – An Iron Treat to Keep Anaemia at Bay.
A serving of Methi Pitla provides 4.1 mg of iron, which is 20% of your day’s requirement. This much iron is good to boost your hemoglobin levels and prevent or overcome anaemia. Good levels of iron in the body ensure a proper supply of blood to all cells, tissues and organs of the body, as hemoglobin is a carrier of oxygen in our body. Along with iron, this recipe abounds in B vitamins from besan too. These B vitamins are a must for many chemical reactions and metabolism in the body. Enjoy this methi pitla with whole-wheat chapatis to square up your meals. This will help to meet your caloric and protein requirement too.
Nutrient values per serving
|Energy|| 182 kcal|
|Protein|| 7.3 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 22.8 gm|
|Fat|| 6.9 gm|
|Iron|| 2.0 mg|
|Folic Acid|| 47.7 mg|
|Zinc|| 0.7 mg|
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