Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Methi Pachadi (Fenugreek Chutney)

These days I hardly find time to draft and blog. I have learnt lot many new and interesting recipes but have no time to sit and compose. Here is a short and spicy recipe from authentic Andhra -Menthi aaku Pachadi. These days my kitchen experiments are to try out new pachadis. The same procedure is used for making Palak (spinach) pachadi, Pudina (mint) Pachadi and kothmira (Coriander) pachadi.





Ingredients

Methi leaves -1 bunch
3 tbsp urad dal (husked)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of Asafoetida
4- dry red chillies
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

For tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1 tbsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida




Preparation

Remove the methi leaves from the stem, wash well, drain and keep aside. To a pan add oil, on medium heat add urad dal and cumin seeds, toast until golden. Add dried red chillies and asafoetida, saute for 2-3 seconds and remove from heat.
Transfer these ingredients to a plate. To the same pan add methi leaves and cook for 5 minutes till the leaves turn soft.
Transfer all the ingredients to the mixer/blender after they cool, add tamarind pulp and salt. Blend together into chutney.
Temper with the given ingredients and serve with warm rice or rotis.

This goes to Cooking For Kids- Leafy Greens Hosted by Pavani of Cooks's Hideout.

61 comments:

Kalyani said...

pachadi looks delicious .....

Kalai said...

So nice to see a post from you! Pachadi looks delicious and I love methi leaves, so this is really great! :)

Pooja said...

Hi sharmi
have been waiting for ur delicious treats !i love methi.. only that i cant get mathi here.. will be leaving to India soon would love to try it there !

Pavani said...

Delicious looking pachadi Sharmi. I planted some methi seeds last week and their little leaves have just starting to grow. Will try this dish when they are ready.. :-)

Lisa said...

I love methi leaves, but never thought to make a chutney with them! Great idea!

Prathibha said...

wow that drak green color of pacchadi is so tempting...Never tried methi pacchadi

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks yum..

Sanghi said...

New one, looks delicious..! Will try out..!

Parita said...

This is new to me..looks wonderful and what lovely color!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

new lovely pachadi

Priya said...

Wow wat a terrific colour, just love anything with methi, this chutney looks too good and completely a new dish to me!

Happy cook said...

Wow that looks so vubrant and yumm.

rekhas kitchen said...

nice color very healthy pachadi Sharmi and very new recipe to me will try this sure.

Pavithra said...

Lovely pachadi.. great recipe need to try it out imm .. thanx dear

Suparna said...

healthy and great dish! the rice and pachadi looks so comforting.

sra said...

Hi Sharmi, how are you? I've never heard of menthi pachadi. And congrats on your 100th post - I've been dreaming of my gran's boondi laddu and there it was!

Chitra said...

wow..i use the same method for thogayals..will soon try with methi:)thanks for sharing:)

Smitha said...

Looks so bright green and alluring :)

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Laavanya said...

I've not heard of methi pachadi before.. what a fabulous idea and it looks delicious.

Laavanya said...

I've not heard of methi pachadi before.. what a fabulous idea and it looks delicious.

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Susan said...

Beautiful idea, Sharmi! I love fenugreek. It's nice to see it as the star of the dish.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This pachadi looks very lush and healthy and nutritious!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - pachadi looks so great!

AMIT said...

Wow looks nice.

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pedatha1 said...

Dear Sharmi, I have made pachchadi with many greens, but this one is amazing, and so healthy too. Will try it tomorrow as an accompaniment to dosas. The green colour is so inviting. Cheers!

Linda said...

Hi Sharmi,

Love the beautiful color of this chutney! A new way to enjoy methi... yum :) Belated congrats on your 100th post, too!

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Usha said...

Interesting and yum pachadi, will keep this in mind for the next time I have methi in my fridge :-)

Ann said...

That sounds too good and healthy!

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Ammu said...

Pachadi looks superb with lovely color.

Mandira said...

hey Sharmi, long time.. pachadi looks delicious. Are you coming to Ann Arbor anytime soon?

Jhanani said...

Pachadi with methi leaves is something different. I must try.
Thx for sharing.

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Ramya said...

I had a patch of methi in my balcony and i only use it for dal or pulao.never knew we can make a chutney out of it never even thought.
great idea

Raaga said...

I love these thuvayals/pachadis... so versatile... with rice with idli/dosa... anytime.

Sri Vidya said...

Hello sharmi this is vidya, nice to see your blog and very much interesting.. Nice idea of making menthi pacchadi, this is the first time that i have come across to it. Keep going and do visit my blog. Thanks

Mansi said...

Long time Sharmi! hope u r doing fine, and wish you a Happy Diwali! nice way to get some methi into my system, esp as my mom keeps telling me to eat it as I'm nursing my 3-month old:)

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Laavanya said...

I tried and loved this Sharmi. Such a simple & tasty recipe! Thank you.

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Happy New Year, Sharmi!

Pritya said...

Hi Sharmi, What did you do to ensure it wasnt too bitter? It looks so yumm.

meeso said...

This is awesome and next time I get a bunch of fenugreek, I am trying it!

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