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Methie lagan
(Savoury fenugreek bake)

Methie (or methi) is the term used in India for fenugreek.

Methie lagan or Savoury fenugreek bake is a very tasty and easy to prepare appetizer, suitable for any occasion.


  • 12 x 3cm bunches of fenugreek (methie)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • (1/2) cup gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 x 410g cream-style sweetcorn
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbs fennel seeds


  • Preheat oven to 180┬ČoC
  • Pick the leaves, and discard stems and roots
  • Rinse and drain well
  • Place herbs with ingredients up to chickpea flour in a food processor and pulse a few times until blended
  • Transfer mixture into a mixing bowl
  • Whisk oil and milk together and stir in
  • Add salt and baking powder, and mix well
  • Pour into greased deep oven-proof tray
  • Sprinkle fennel evenly over and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out dry
  • Allow to cool, then cut into small pieces

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