Friday, January 13, 2012

Methi-no Theplo Lo !

Fresh Methi(Fenugreek) in season, lends itself to some delightful recipes, particularly if eaten straight off the tawa(griddle). Blogger friend , Magiceye, recently traversed by road and train through various Indian states that use a lot of this leafy vegetable , and seems to have had a grand time sampling the goods.

He posts this amazingly delicious mouth watering photo of a Methi Thepla,as part of his series.

Enjoy it with a virtual Chundo, or a piquant chilly pickle. Yum !

(Ready to eat Thepla by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)
ground to smithereens,
with a stingy besan,
watching those
upstart leaves
with bitter lives
shrugging the water off.

The other members
united in their ethos
pour in;
Jeerabegum and NamakDada,
the svelte Mirchis,
with a lashing of
Ooh La La Lasoon,
all celebrating
in an unexpected dollop of Dahi.

Some great calisthenics later,
they all come together,
clutching each other,
in anticipation
of a roasting of their life.

A bit of an angry puff,
some dark looks,
and a respite from it all,
as a  smooth lotion of ghee
spreads across....

In these difficult times,
they have learnt,
the best happens,
when they all
come together....


  1. Brilliant !
    Only if I could write my recipes in such poetic verses :-)

  2. Replies
    1. You had the real thing .... Thanks for the photograph ...:-)

  3. No other word but brilliant! Agree with Sangeeta. No recipe could be better than this one! If only recipes could be written this way. :)

    1. I am glad the recipes are not written like this. Just think. Someone will be smitten with the words, the others will cook, eat and vamoose....:-)