These Methi Bhatures have become a favorite with my family and I do make it when I have access to Methi..which is quite rare. I have also used the dry Kasturi methi on occasion for a slightly tangier taste.
You will need:
- 2-3 packets of Instant Pizza dough Mix ( the easiest way to make these)
- 1 cup Sour yogurt
- 1 cup: fresh or frozen Methi( Fenugreek) ( defrost thoroughly if using frozen kind)
- 1 tsp: Salt
- Water: As needed
When ready to make the bhaturas, roll into small circles and deep fry. If you'd rather not deep fry, pan fry these like a paratha, using very little oil, they still taste great. Serve hot with any curries.....
The other item on my list was Baingan Bhartha made with a little bit of yogurt instead of cream, and I used a little bit of my favorite herb- Rosemary for a unique flavor.
You will need:
- 2-3 Large Eggplants- Cooked and Mashed in the pressure cooker
- 1 large bunch of: Spring Onions
- 1 small sprig of Rosemary- snipped in little pieces ( See Sidebar for more Info.)
- 1 small red onion- chopped finely
- 2 small tomatoes - chopped finely
- 1 heaping tbsp of Paprika- for the color
- 1/2 cup of Mild yogurt
- 1 tbsp: your favorite Garam Masala
- For the tempering: 1 tsp: Oil, Cumin Seeds
- 1 tbsp: Cilantro-Ginger-Chili Paste (use more if you like it hot)
- Salt, a pinch of sugar- to your taste
This Baingan Bhartha is also going to Sangeeta - this month's gracious host for JFI- Eggplant.
Image Courtesy: Sangeeta of "Ghar ka Khana".