Gajar Methi Poriyal Recipe - Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry

Gajar Methi Poriyal is a simple South Indian style sabzi which is tempered with curry leaves, dry red chilli and basic masalas. You can serve this poriyal with Sambar/Rasam and Steamed Rice.

Swathy Nandhini
Gajar Methi Poriyal Recipe - Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry
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Gajar Methi Ki Sabzi or Poriyal is a simple South Indian vegetarian Curry that you can make for your South Indian lunch or dinner along with a gravy dish and chapati. You can also serve it with your choice of sambar and rice.

This unique combination of carrot and fenugreek leaves makes this dish completely healthy and tasty. It is easy to make and gets ready within minutes. You can also make it in the morning and pack for your and your kids lunch box. 

Serve Gajar Methi Ki Sabzi along with Jeera Milagu Rasam/Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for your weekday lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Gajar recipes that you can serve with other South Indian and North Indian vegetarian gravies:

  1. Aloo Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi Recipe
  2. Shalgam Gajar Aur Gobhi Ka Achar Recipe
  3. Gajar Methi Ki Sabzi Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Carrots (Gajjar)
  • 2 cups Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • Salt , as required
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped (for garnish)

How to make Gajar Methi Poriyal Recipe - Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry

  1. To begin making the Gajar Methi Poriyal recipe, firstly wash the fenugreek leaves with clean water. Drain the water fully and chop the fenugreek leaves roughly. Keep it aside.

  2. Next, wash the carrots, peel them and grate it using a grater. Keep it aside.

  3. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with required coconut oil. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, dry red chillies and saute them for about 30 seconds.

  4. After 30 seconds, add onions and cook them till they turn soft and translucent. Once the onion turns translucent, add the roughly chopped fenugreek leaves and cook till they also become soft.

  5. After the leaves become soft, add grated carrots, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix and cook them for about a minute. 

  6. After a minute, add little water and cover the pan with a lid. Cook the Gajar Methi Poriyal covered for 2 to 3 minutes or until the water evaporates completely.

  7. When the poriyal is cooked, switch off the gas and garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve Gajar Methi Poriyal with Jeera Milagu Rasam/Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for your weekday lunch.