December 20, 2021

Methi na Gota | Methi Pakora | Fenugreek Fritters - Gujurati cuisine

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 Methi na Gota / Methi Bajjiya or methi na pakora is a classic winter delicacy and a popular Street food in Gujurat and Bombay. Even though fresh fenugreek is now available all round the year, there is always a special place for the tender and fresh methi available during winters.

Methi na gota doesn't require any fancy ingredients or preparations as we will invariably have the ingredients in our pantry supply . The main ingredients are gram flour/besan and sooji/semolina with added spices and fresh fenugreek leaves .

I have had these amazingly tasty and delicious pakoras many a times since my childhood.  Come winters,  these methi gotas are always a part of the meal or as tea time snack in most gujju homes .  Carrot halwa and methi na gota are inseparable delicacies during winter. 

Crispy from outside and spongy from inside,these fenugreek Fritters are a perfect treat  on chill evenings and makes it an awesome appetiser or party pleaser option for all kinds of parties and holiday get togethers .

You may serve them with Dates Tamarind Chutney and Green chutney or even a cup of piping hot masala tea makes it an enjoyable experience with friends and family .

Preparation Time -15 mins
Frying Time- 20 mins
Complexity - Simple 
Serves - 3 to 4

1 cup gram flour/ besan
1/4 cup semolina/rava
1/2 cup finely chopped methi Leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped corriander 
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1 tsp red chilli powder 
1 tsp white sesame seeds 
1/4 tsp jeera/cumin
1/2 tsp sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt as needed 
1/4 tsp cooking soda 
Water to make the batter 
Oil to deep fry 


  • In a wide mixing bowl,mix the gram flour,salt,semolina, turmeric and red chilli powder. 
  • To this add the freshly chopped corriander, methi ,ginger and sesame seeds .
  • Mix it well with a spoon and make a batter of dropping consistency by adding water little by little .whisk it well to form a lump free batter.
  • Let the batter rest for 10 mins while you heat up the oil for frying.
  • Just before frying add the lemon juice,  soda and sugar . Whisk the batter quickly and drop small balls of batter in the hot oil . Donot over crowd the frying pan.  Fry on medium flame until they turn crispy and golden brown.
  • Drain the pakoras carefully and serve hot with chutney and tea.  

Some more must have winter delicacies 

Gajar Halwa / Carrot Halwa 

Doodhi (bottle gourd) Halwa 

Doodhi Muthiyas (steamed)

Cabbage Methi Pakoras 

Methi Pooris 

Methi Dal 


  1. Methi na gota is so flavourful and delicious snack. Perfect snack for the cold weather . Adding sugar sounds interesting in all Gujarati recipes. Beautifully presented Priya.Just need some masala chai to enjoy these fritters.

  2. Delicious snack for monsoons or winters with a cup of garam garam chai. Loved your detailed recipe with step step pics. Delicious share.

  3. Methi Na Gota is an absolute favourite at home! Great way to use the bountiful methi that's available this time of the year and perfect thing to munch on in the cold winter days too. 😊

  4. Methi pakoda looks so crispy crunchy and lipsmackingly delicious. These hot pakoda is a perfect dish to enjoy in this chilled weather with tea or coffee.

  5. I am not too knowing of cooking styles outside of Europe, but one thing I know is that I love pakora! Thank you for sharing this recipe. For a French woman, this looks a bit complicated to make, but I've really enjoyed how you've described methi na gota. I'll look around me to see if restaurants make it in my region!

  6. Methi pakoras look so delicious and inviting. Semolina must have given extra crispiness to them. Would love to have them with masala chai

  7. Methi na gota is always a part of our thali meals for special occasions or when we invite guests for a meal. Love how easy it is to make them. In order for them to appear greenish because of the methi, try without adding haldi and also add coarsely crushed coriander seeds. Adds so much flavour.

    1. Thanks for this valuable tip .will surely follow the next time I make them

  8. These delectable methi na gota are a bit different from the usual pakodas. A nice addition to the pakoda platter. Too difficult to resist .. will have to make them soonest. The sesame seeds, semolina and methi leaves flavors are just too overwhelming to restrain from. Lovely post!

  9. Ahh this methi na gota is something I love! Tastes wonderful with lip smacking imli chutney. Simple and yum.

  10. Methi na gota looks tempting, perfectly made, crispy and crunchy ! A plate of hot methi pakoras with chai is the best thing to chill!

  11. Your methi na gota looks delicious. Perfect when you get fresh methi. Gota and chai sounds like a perfect snack. I noticed that you added semolina and gram flour to the batter. This must make the gotas hold their shape and make them nice and crispy. I will remember to do this next time.

  12. Methi na gota looks tasty and a different version from what we prepare. It is ideal to serve as a snack with tea. I must give a try to this version.

  13. I was just going to type carrot halwa-methi gota combo for winters as that was my memory during work days when colleagues used to bring and share this generously. they look crispy!


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