Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Methi Paak Fenugreek Barfi


Edible Gum: Gum Dhawada (Gond) is derived from gum tree branches in crystal-like form. These can be used in food and beverages, and have known to be medicinal. They are mostly used in bakery, ayurvedic and dietary items.Gondh or Gum Arabic is a resinous excretion from the acacia tree which is dried and sold as is..and is used in many traditional confinement specially made for lactating/pregnant women, this edible gum is added in ladoos with dry fruits, added in water and made into tea, and in wheat flour to make barfi..and is also reputed to be a cure for back pain.. I have made this "Methi Paak" "Fenugreek Barfi", especially a sweet winter delicacy for everyone in my family to consume everyday in morning before morning tea. Its bitter in taste with all the crunchiness from edible gum. Added pipramool, dry ginger and other nuts for added benefits. It is said to have this special version of sweet especially in winter, as it gives a lot of warmth in the body. This special Methi Paak" goes directly to CWS-Fenugreek, event started by Priya, and hosted at Denufood, also to Yasmeen for hosting Health Nut Challenge- 4 Bitter Better Health.

A sweet winter delicacy

Ingredients:
2 C Wheat flour
1-1/2 C Grated jaggery (add acc. to taste)
1-1/2 C Ghee /Clarified Butter
1/2 C Powdered edible gum crystals (gondh)
1/2 C Dry Shredded Coconut + 2 tbsp to sprinkle on top
1 Tbsp Fenugreek seed powder (taste bitter after roasting, so add accordingly)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
1- tbsp dry ginger powder (recommended 3-6gms/day)
1 tsp grated almonds
1 tsp grated pistachio nuts
1 tsp grated walnuts 
1 tsp grated cashew nuts

Method:
1: Heat the ghee in pan.
2. Sprinkle powdered/chunks of edible gum in hot ghee and keep stirring it till the crystals puffs. Remove with the help of spatula and keep it aside.
2: On medium heat, in the same pan add wheat flour, mix well and roast. Now add fenugreek seeds powder and roast a little longer until it becomes pinkish-brown and it emmits nice aroma.
4: Turn off the flame and add jaggery, black pepper powder, dry ginger powder, all the nuts, cardamon powder, dry coconut,turmeric powder.
5: Mix this mixture quickly and thoroughly and pour it in a greased plate.
6: Spread very well with flat steel spoon.Garnish it with dry shredded coconut, Enjoy it right away. or let it cool..stays good for 2 weeks.

41 comments:

Priya said...

Oh my god, this methi paak sounds really tremendous, very new to me...thanks for sharing will definitely try soon..

Pavithra said...

Wow thats interesting sweet with the edible gum..looks so good and its so healthy too.. nice recipe yah...

jeyashrisuresh said...

new recipe.droolworthy pictures.

Pavani said...

Very interesting barfi with fenugreek seeds & Gond.. Nutritious & delicious.

Rachana Kothari said...

Methi paak looks yumm! nice click:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow thats a unique healthy sweet. Guilt free too!

Nandini said...

WOW! Amazing! Love this wheat nutty bar.

SE said...

very delicious and healthy..methi will give the needed warmth in the winters !!

Happy Cook said...

I have never had this but it looks and sounds dleicous. Love the pic

Tina said...

Beautiful click dear...Its a new recipe to me..Looks yummy...

Parita said...

I love the click, looks very inviting, i have tasted this, as its very healthy especially during the winters!

Preeti Kashyap said...

new recipe to me...but looks like a winner recipe!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

This is new to me. Looks yummy!

Ashwini said...

i have tried mysore pak,never tried methi pak....looks yumm

Mriganayani said...

That is new to me..never made this. Looks delicious! Even though its a sweet dish, there is no refined sugar -and that is so good! Love it!

Nithya said...

Every time I am here I learn a lot of new things. thanks a lot buddy. You are doing a great job. Fantastic picture and lovely dish.

Swathi said...

sadana and muskan,

Methi Pak is new dish to me. Looks good and healthy. If knew this earlier it may be helped while breast feeding.

Nostalgia said...

Lovely the picture is great..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks very tempting.I once tried this in India,but turned out very bitter had to throw it.Must try your version one day.

notyet100 said...

ummmm yummy,,,;-)

Cham said...

I never heard of such of sweet! Looks like Myso. Paak! I Try to imagine how it should have tasted! Look pretty!

simply.food said...

I love this pak , I think in gujarat oits called "katlu".
Nice click too.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Trendsetters said...

a sweet from methi...unique and healthy

Siddhi S said...

wow this methi paak luks very tempting,new 2 me...nice recipe, thnx for sharing

Padma said...

Sounds very healthy. Never had this before. Sould try it soon after I find some edible gum. Nice clicks.

Sheetal Kiran said...

I think I had something similar, and found it very bitter with the fenugreek. But I love your recipe, will try it sometime soon!

Latha said...

Very healthy and unique sweet. Never tried it before...Awesome looking...

PJ said...

It has been so many years since I had a Gond recipe... very good info and a great post! Where did you find edible gum crystals here? health store?

Priya Narasimhan said...

very new and unique recipe..picture looks very tempting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Very new....Interesting and healthy bars!

Anshika said...

Such an extraordinary creation. Looks awesome and tempting :)

Prathibha said...

Looks really yummy and healthy..never had this buts aw this in a couple of blogs..

sowmya.s said...

am so eager to have a bite of that burfi..looks so tempting..

Rohini said...

Wow.. So different recipe... Sounds too good!

Supriya Nair said...

Amazing recipe...was hunting this for a long time...perfectly made...Bookmarked!

Jagruti said...

Lovely methi paak..love it..i make it maybe once in five years..;))

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks everyone!! for your lovely comments..

Katy ~ said...

Goodness! This looks amazing. Too too tempting!

Shri said...

Oh boy..this is so new to me..Looks so yummy!

kitchenqueen said...

wow awesome recipe loooooks yummmmmmmmmmmyyyyyy and healthy
thanx alot share with us this awesome recipe insha allah i will try
keep it up!

www.unique-kitchen-queen.blogspot.com

Gexton said...

It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-)
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