Methi Papad Nu Shak

Methi Papad Nu Shak

Methi Papad Nu Shak / Methi Papad Sabzi is an Unusual delicacy of Fenugreek seeds cooked with papad in a sweet and spicy gravy. Fenugreek seeds have excellent medicinal properties. This curry is usually made by Jains. This recipe is tithi recipe when usually green vegetables are not to be eaten by Jains. This curry needs very few ingredients and it has flavor that is distinct and fabulous. It tastes great with Roti, Paratha or Bhakhari.



Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) – 1/2  cup

Raw urad papad, broken into pieces – 1 cup

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander and cumin powder (Dhana jeera powder) – 1 tsp

Jaggery – 2 tbsp

Kokum – 3 to 4



1. Soak Fenugreek seeds in hot water for 30 minutes.

2. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook it for 4 whistles. Drain out excess water, wash it 3 times with cold water (that way you will not feel bitter taste)  and keep it aside.

3. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.

4. Add boiled fenugreek seeds into oil. Add 2 cups of water.


5. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, coriander and cumin powder, jaggery and kokum.


6. Mix it very well. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes over medium heat.

7. Add papad, mix well and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes over low to medium heat, while stirring occasionally. Adjust the water consistency if curry is too dry.


8. Your Methi Papad Nu Shak / Methi Papad Sabji is ready. Serve immediately with Rotis or Parathas.


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