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19 July, 2017

MENTHYA GOJJU/FENUGREEK SEEDS TANGY CURRY

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Fenugreek/methi seeds, though small in size, has an amazing health benefits and is used as medicinal, therapeutic and natural home remedy. Both methi seeds and leaves are easily available and largely used across the country. It has numerous health benefits  and has minerals, fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B etc etc. It is said that India is the largest producer of fenugreek seeds in the world, it is largely produced in many states in India like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana etc, of which Rajasthan produces approximately 80 % of the total fenugreek production. May it may be fresh leaves or fenugreek seeds, both are widely used to make many kinds of curry, Paratha, dal etc and also used in making masala powders. And especially we, people of south India use it everyday in the preparation of huli (sambar), saaru (rasam), curry etc. We use sprouted fenugreek seeds while making Pickle , Raita.  

The ‘menthyada huli’ (fenugreek seeds sambar) along with curd chilli is very famous among south Indian brahmin community, which we are ready to relish on any day …any time. It is my husband’s most favourite huli too among all the other huli we make. Today I’m going to write the recipe of tangy curry using fenugreek seeds, which I have learnt from my mother and also which is an amazing accompaniment with chapati, rotti, huli, saaru and tastes tangy & yummy with the hot steaming rice.

 

Please check some other tangy curry recipes here ⇒ ona drakshi gojju , gojjina pudi , Nimbe gojju , curry leaves gojju

 

     Ingredients :

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Red chilli – 6 (non spicy)
  • Black pepper corns – 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves – few
  • Hing – 1/8 tsp
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Grated fresh coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

     Others :

  • Tamarind pulp – 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery – small lemon sized (adjust)
  • Salt to taste

     For tempering :

  • Ghee – 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp

 

    PROCEDURE :

  • Dry roast coriander seeds, 1 tsp fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds (if adding), red chilli, black pepper corns, hing and curry leaves till done, turn off the fire and add grated fresh coconut

   

  • Allow it to cool a bit, then transfer into a mixie jar, also add rice flour, turmeric powder and grind into a smooth paste using little water

  • Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan, add in 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds, when it becomes light brown add in ground paste, tamarind pulp, jaggery and salt

       

  • Mix everything well, add water to get desired consistency (keep it little thick only)
  • Boil… while combining everything well
  • Once boiled well, add in 1/2 tsp ghee and remove from the fire

  • Fenugreek seeds tangy curry is ready to serve