Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Methi poori

Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Methi poori

The benefits of faster healing make methi poori one of the most popular traditional confinement foods

Fenugreek leaves or methi is known to be rich in iron, vitamins calcium, and minerals. You can consume it as a part of a vegetable or add it into a dough to make methi parantha. But one of the popular traditional confinement foods given to most new mums is methi ki poori.


  • Whole wheat flour 2 cups
  • Finely chopped methi leaves 1 cup
  • Finely chopped green chillies 2
  • Coriander and cumin seeds powder 1 tsp
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tumeric (haldi) powder- a pinch
  • Roasted fennel (saunf) seeds 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) – a pinch
  • Ghee or oil for frying


  • Mix the whole wheat flour with all these ingredients (except the ghee/oil for frying) and knead a soft dough.
  • Now take small portions and make round balls. Toll out these balls into pooris. Heat some oil or ghee in a kadhai and release each poori gently into it. Fry each poori till it turns golden brown. You can serve it with any vegetable that you like.

(Cover Image courtesy: Methi poori)

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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