Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sagar Methi/ Bombay methi

For years Iv walked past vegetable vendors selling this queer looking vegetable and wondered what it could be!

Finally this year I stopped and asked the gentleman what he was selling and how its cooked! He told me its called sagar methi and that it grows inside the samundar ...under the sea ( I highly doubt that) ....and that its very popular all along coastal Maharashtra & Goa specially during the winter months ...and that it tastes amazing...and has several health benefits

So ofcourse the adventurous eater that I am I bought some and was I glad I did!!! This is like a mini power packed version of methi.....its sprouted baby methi and it has a very strong bitter methi taste which is amazing it goes so well with the fresh coconut and lemon juice that this recipe calls for......

Heres what you need to do:

Its not really a recipe you just need to trust your instincts....

Wash the bundles really well....

This is what you need for the recipe

Fresh grated coconut
Sagar methi
Garlic chives along with greens or regular garlic
Green Chillies
Lemon juice

Make a paste of the garlic and green chilies.

Heat oil ....add the above paste along with the greens of the garlic chives and one chopped onion

When everything is a little brown and cooked add the washed and cut sagar methi.

Add salt. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes .

Then add fresh grated coconut. Let it cook for another 5-7 minutes.

In the end add a generous squeeze of lemon juice ....this cuts out the bitterness of the methi.

Serve hot!


  1. hi aditi,

    as usual i am impressed with your recipes. they are easy and YMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY ! bless you and keep it up.

    kiran mami

  2. Love that first photograph. A lovely candid picture with perfect lighting.