Methi Squares | Winter Special

  • Prep Time
    30 Mins
  • Cook Time
    20 Mins
  • Serving
    8
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Methi squares are traditionally made for the winter months to maintain good health. It is packed with nutrients, with each ingredient having many medicinal benefits.
This is usually something not everyone enjoys due to the bitter flavour, so in our recipe we have reduced the bitter ingredients. This way you can take benefit from them whilst enjoying it. If you don’t mind the bitter flavour, we have specified where you can add more in the method and the video.
This recipe requires a lot of love and time, in preparation (shopping and chopping) and cooking, but it is definitely worth it due to the great amount of benefits it has.

What are the health benefits of methi squares?
1) Helps with joint pain.
2) Strengthens the back
3) Filled with lots of fibre
4) Reduces inflammation
5) Has high level of iron
And many more…

 

Comment below if you want a full blog post on all the lovely HEALTH BENEFITS!!

 

Ingredients

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Directions

Here's the step by step recipe. It's long but worth it!

Step 1

Heat 2 heaped tbsp of Ghee in a frying pan. Add Edible gum and fry until it puffs up (pops). Leave aside in a separate bowl

Step 2

In the same pan, add 1 cup of ghee. Add 200 grams of chana flour. Stir until smooth and a little darker in colour. Watch the video for reference. Once it is done add to a big pot so all the ingredients can be mixed well

Step 3

In the same pan, add 1 cup of ghee. Add 200 grams of chestnut flour. Stir until it darkens in colour, increases in size and becomes smooth. Watch the video for reference. Add this to the pot

Step 4

In the same pan, add 1 cup ghee. Add 200 grams of urad daal flour. Stir util it increases in size, darkens in colour and becomes smooth. Watch the video for reference. Add this to the pot

Step 5

In the same pan, roast 200 grams of melon seeds and add it to the pot.

Step 6

In the same pan, roast 500 grams of desiccated coconut and add to the pot

Step 7

In the same pan, add ½ a cup of ghee. Add 300 grams of ground almonds - add more if you wish. Then add 200 grams of ground dry dates (kharek) and 100 grams of ground pistachio (optional). Stir until well mixed and add to the pot

Step 8

In the same pan, heat 1 cup of ghee. Add 2 heaped tbsp of garden cress seeds (asariyo). Stir until it they crackle. Add 700 grams of jaggery (goor) and 200 grams of ground cashew nuts. Stir until it is melted and smooth. Add this to the pot

Step 9

This is now all the mixing bit! Mix all the ingredients, that you added to the big pot, until they are well incorporated. Add the edible gum (gondh) and mix.

Step 10

Add 300 grams of ground crystal sugar (sakar) and mix well

Step 11

Add 50 grams of ginger powder (sonth), fenugreek powder (methi) and batrisu powder (katlu) and mix well. You can add more of these ingredients if you don’t mind the bitter taste

Step 12

(Optional) Add 4 tbsp of honey and some dry fruits eg raisins and mix it well

Step 13

Spread it evenly in a baking pan and compress it well. Set aside to cool. Cut it into squares and have 1 a day during the winter months!

Conclusion

You can store it in a container in a cool dry place for up-to 1 month

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