The festival of lights is here. The entire city is lit up with colorful lamps and lanterns.I don’t need to mention that the fireworks have already begun. I love this festival.Diwali also brings along my favourite treats (Faral).I am really glad Vee has chosen JFI theme as Diwali treats….
I found Ambat chukka on my last visit to the market. It is a tangy cousin of Palak(Appearance isl ike Palak but is very sour to taste.) In fact I googled to find out what it is called in other languages and was surprised to know that in Hindi it is actually called Khatti Palak. In English it is Green Sorrel and for other Indian languages see this page here…
Fresh leafy vegetables are my weakness and I can’t resist the temptation of buying them whenever I go veggie shopping . Methi (Fenugreel) is loved by everyone at home even the little ones.The best thing one can easily make with a bunch of Methi leaves is Parathas.
In spite of it’s bitter taste, the innumerable health benefits of Methi leaves, makes it one of the most healthy greens recommended by dietitians,Moms and grandmothers alike.
This is a basic recipe with easily available ingredients in most pantries. You can also add some garlic -ginger paste to spice it up.The soy/oats and gram flour amp up the health quotient. You can use ready mixed multigrain flour too
Methi parathas make for a great Lunch box meal or a handy on the go snack. Serve them with your favorite pickle,chutney or curd.