Methi Pulao (Fenugreek leaves pulao)

Today’s recipe is for one of my favorite dishes – methi pulao or fenugreek leaves pulao. I know some people are turned off by the bitterness of these leafy greens, but they are super healthy. They are used to make a variety of dishes like theplas, methi chicken, aloo methi and of course, methi pulao.

Methi Pulao or Fenugreek leaves pulao

I’m a sucker for fresh methi, so I buy them frequently from the Indian grocery store. I remove the leaves from the stems and store them in air tight containers lined with paper towels. This way, they last at least a week or two.

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Karate Phodi (Karela/Bitter Gourd Fry)

Hello! My parents are staying with us for a couple of months this summer.  So obviously we are being pampered with lots of home cooked meals, especially Konkani meals. Today’s recipe is also a popular Konkani side dish – karate phodi, or bitter gourd (karela) fry.

Karate Phodi Karela Fry

Going to the Indian stores here is always fun, because you see vegetables that you normally wouldn’t see in regular grocery stores. I get very excited to see fresh methi, karela, bhindi, tindora, and in the summer, raw mangoes – slurp!

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