Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fenugreek leaves/Methi - Vendaya Keerai masiyal/kadayal


Fenugreek/Methi leaves - Vendaya Keerai - 1 bunch
Red gram dal - Thuvaram parupu - 1 cup
Onion - Vengayam - 1 no. (Small size)
Tomatoe - Thakkali - 1 no. ( Medium size)
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 2 nos.
Mustard seeds - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal - Ulutham Parupu - 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil for seasoning


  1. Clean, wash and cut methi leaves and keep it ready.
  2. Wash and keep red gram dal in pressure cooker along with green leaves (Methi), onions chopped, tomatoes chopped, green chillies cut into small pieces, salt. Add water and boil it for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, black gram dal and mix it to green leaves.

Fenugreek leaves smash are ready to be served. It can be served with rice. It can be served for 2 people. It requires 20 minutes to cook.

Note: Fenugreek leaves have to be washed 2 to 3 times.

Optional: Red chillies can be added instead of green chillies.

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.

Kelly Barton

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