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Methi Saag Bora Recipe | How To Make Fenugreek Leaves Pakoda

Bengalis are fond of Tele Bhaja (or deep-fried snacks). Whether they are made with meat or vegetables, they are equally delicious and satisfying. The combination of a hot cup of tea and a plate of crispy boras is heaven for us. One such delectable Tele Bhaja is Methi Saager Bora or Fenugreek leaves fritters.

Methi Shak (or Methi Pata) is something that is nutritious and delicious at the same time. The fritters are coated with a spicy batter and fried until golden and crunchy on the outside while retaining a soft and chewy texture on the inside. When you take a bite, the spices hit the right notes and will make you crave more.


The best part is that they are very easy to make and can be ready in a matter of minutes. They are also a great way to impress your family and friends with your culinary skills. So, why not give them a try and enjoy?

Let’s look through the list of ingredients and the procedure to make Methi Saager Bora easily at home.

Methi Saager Bora Recipe (Fenugreek Leaves Pakoda)

Madhushree Dutta
Recipe to make crispy Methi Saager Bora easily. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to prepare tasty Bengali-style Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Patar) Fitters at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Induction Cooktop
  • 1 Kadhai


  • 2½-3 cup Methi Saag Fenugreek Leaves; chopped
  • 1 Onion medium
  • 2-3 Green chilis or according to heat tolerance
  • 3-4 tbsp Besan or Gram Flour
  • 1½-2 tsp Rice Flour
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 pinch Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Black Cumin Seeds or Nigella seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Chat Masala powder
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil


Prepare the Methi Leaves

  • First, wash the Methi leaves thoroughly.
  • Shake off the excess water and chop them roughly.
  • Prepare the veggies
  • Next, wash the onion and the green chilis.
  • Next, chop the onion.
  • Next, finely chop the green chilis.

Prepare the Methi Saager Boras

  • Now, take a large mixing bowl and add the chopped Methi leaves, onion, and green chilis.
  • To this, add the gram flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, nigella seeds, baking soda, and salt to taste.
  • Combine and mix everything nicely.
  • Add a little bit of water and mix again.
  • Add water as needed. The mixture should be thick and everything should come together like a dough.
  • Take a taste test and add salt if needed.

Fry the Methi Saager Boras

  • Now, take a deep frying pan or a kadhai and add vegetable oil.
  • Let the oil heat until it smokes a little.
  • Next, take small portions of the Methi leaves mixture and drop them gently into the oil. Keep the flame on medium.
  • Fry them from all the sides until golden brown.
  • Do this in batches and when done, transfer the boras onto a kitchen tissue-covered plate. This will soak off the excess oil.


  • Sprinkle some chat masala powder on the boras for some extra kick of flavor.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Homemade Recipes, Street Food Recipe, Veg Recipes


That is it! The crispy and savory Methi Saager Bora is ready to be served.

Serve it with any dipping sauce of choice. Dip and toss the fritters into the mouth and enjoy each note of the flavors.

Eat it when piping hot to take in all the joy. The Boras also taste fantastic when enjoyed along with a cup of tea. Make them and sit outside with your friends or family and munch on them while having a great time.

Happy Cooking!

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