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Fenugreek Seeds Recipes, Methi Seeds Recipes

Fenugreek or Methi Seeds, come from a plant that is known for its use as herb, vegetable and also spice. Methi seeds are brownish-yellow in colour and a bitter taste. They have been used in Indian cooking since centuries, not only due to the different flavor profile they provide to the food but also for its medicinal properties. It is a common ingredient in subzis, pickles and different types of masalas. They help in boosting the immune system and ensure good health as well.

Fenugreek Seeds Recipes for Masalas


To crush methi seeds into a powder, it is first dry roasted to release maximum flavor and aroma out them. These roasted seeds are then used for making masalas for various curries. To make Sambhar, we first have to make the sambhar masala, which is made by roasted methi seeds, peppercorns, fennel and other seeds and then grinding them into a fine powder. Instead of adding methi seeds to the tempering, grinding them up gives a better taste to Matki aur Palak Curry.

Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi SubziMaharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi

Methi seeds are widely used in south Indian curries. Buttermilk Rasam, a light curry best served with rice, uses methi seeds in the dry masala powder for a slight bitterness. Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal subzi utilizes a lot of whole spices, including methi seeds, to make a spice powder for the subzi. This spice powder can be used with many other vegetables.

Methi Seeds Recipes that Require Fermentation

Sabudana DosaSabudana Dosa

Methi seeds are added to dosas and dhoklas and a lot of people wonder why. This is because all these recipes requires fermentation and methi seeds help in fermentation, that is, it fastens the process. not only can you make Sada dosa, the most basic, with butter but you can even make Poha Yellow Moong Dosa, Brown Rice Dosa and Sabudana Dosa. It also provides a lot of crispiness to the dosasMethi seeds are also added to Khatta Dhokla batter and Idli Batter to help with the fermentation process. Other than this, it also provides a great base flavor to all these dishes.

Methi Seeds Recipes for Pickles

Hari Mirch ka Achar
Hari Mirch ka Achar

Methi seeds are the most known to make pickles, or fondly known as Achaar. It is the blend of spices that give pickle its flavor. Adding fenugreek seeds to pickles giver a slightly bitter yet nutty flavor which makes it all the more interesting to eat. It doesn’t matter with what you are making the pickle, methi seeds elevate it to a better, richer taste. With papaya, a Sweet and Sour Papaya Pickle can be made.  If not sweet, you can try a pickle made with chillies, Hari Mirch Ka Achaar and make sure to use spicy chillies to really kick it up a notch.

Methi Seeds Recipes for Subzis and Dals

Achari PaneerAchari Paneer

As you know, methi seeds are used in pickles. Just like that, you can use them in subzis that are a little achaari in taste. Achari Paneer has a slightly khatta flavor, which is delightful and soothing to the palate. Achari Dahi Bhindi is also similarly made. Here, dahi makes a beautiful combination with whole spices to give this subzi a great taste.

These seeds are added to the tempering in various subzis to give more depth to the flavor. In Hyderabadi Bhaghara Baingan, the brinjals are cooked with dynamic tempering of seeds and curry leaves. Adding them to Gujarati Dal packs such a punch of flavor that not only Gujaratis, everyone loves this dal. Another way to use methi seeds is to add them to Mirchi Ka Salan.

Healthy Methi Seeds Recipes

Mangalorean TeaMangalorean Tea

Methi seeds are really good for health. Not only do they help with indigestion, but is also great for diabetes. Mangalorean Tea is an herbal concoction of whole spices that boosts immunity and helps rejuvenate a person. It also helps in relieving cold and diarrhea.

Hope you like this collection of fenugreek seeds recipes.

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Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1663
24 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
Like idlis and dosas, Sambhar is also an all-time favourite that is almost synonymous with South Indian food! From the smallest roadside hotel to the classiest Indian restaurants around the globe, ‘idli, Vada, Sambhar’ is a very popular breakfast combo! ....
Achari Paneer
Recipe# 1736
06 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Achari paneer is an aromatic accompaniment, which imbibes its flavour from a mixture of seeds used in the seasoning. A simple mixture of curds, flour and a few spice powders forms the base of this delectable cottage cheese preparation. Try other recipes like A ....
Sada Dosa
Recipe# 1681
15 Oct 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Delightfully crisp, golden-coloured pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, Dosas make a more indulgent breakfast compared to easy, steamed idlis! Combined with chutney and sambhar, Dosas are sumptuous and tasty, fit to be had not just for breakfast but for evening tiffin or even dinner. ....
Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi
Recipe# 3882
27 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
The highlight of the Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi is the addition of crisp and fresh besan pakodas! This imparts a chewy, crunchy dimension to the kadhi making it more satiating. You will also find this kadhi to be more flavourful, as it uses a wider selection of spices than normal, everyday kadhi recipe ....
Achari Baingan
Recipe# 30888
17 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most delicious methods of cooking brinjal or Baingan. The achaaris masala is very popular in Punjabi cooking and contrary to popular belief does not use any actual achaar or pickle. It is a flavourful blend of carefully chosen spices and curds. The achaaris masala is truly represe ....
Achaari Dahi Bhindi
Recipe# 22779
24 Apr 17

 by Tarla Dalal
A double-tangy subzi with the combined sourness of curds and tomatoes, perked up with a wide assortment of seeds and spice powders, which give it a super peppy flavour and aroma too. The ladies finger is sliced and shallow-fried before preparing the gravy, so that it has a nice texture and does ....
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 612

by Tarla Dalal
With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional dal recipe is quite reflective of gujarati culture and uses the typical ingredients and spices. While this is an everyday dal, it takes on a festive hue when ingredients like peanuts and yam are added. For such grand occasions, the dal is ....
Achaari Paneer Tikkas
Recipe# 4772
05 Jun 13

 by Tarla Dalal
An excitingly achaari formula to prepare paneer that is sure to set your taste buds on fire, albeit enjoyably. The Achaari Paneer Tikka features paneer cubes marinated in a wonderfully spicy mix of green chilli pickle, curds, garlic and a variety of aromatic seeds. As you toast each marinated paneer ....
Achaari Aloo Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32665
23 Dec 13

 by Tarla Dalal
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Achaar is synonymous with indian cuisine. Undoubtedly, it adds a brilliant touch to wraps too! lacing the spicy potato filling with aam aur chane ka achaar makes your tongue tingle with joy. I’m sure you’ll love it purely because of its simplicity. This recipe has to be planned in advance as the ach ....
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao
Recipe# 30922
09 Nov 18

 by Tarla Dalal
For those who love the complex interplay of spices in pickles, this Pulao will be a dream come true. Rice, fortified with kabuli chana, is perked up with an interesting assortment of spices ranging from nigella and fenugreek to fennel seeds and black cardamoms, along with some readymade spice powder ....
Recipe# 1652
29 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the pr ....
Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32889
30 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This spicy and tangy rice preparation is ideal for packing in a lunch box, and sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy it hot and fresh with papads or pack it with a katori of coconut pachadi; either way it will taste just as appealing, as it combines an assortment of ingredients that compl ....
Achaari Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 32939
11 Jan 09

 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent cottage cheese in a pure desi avatar! Marinated in an intensely spicy achaari marinade, which reflects the flavour of green chilli pickle, the paneer cubes are arranged into a satay and cooked till perfectly crisp outside, soft inside, and flavourful through and through. The best part is t ....
Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
Recipe# 7555
20 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer, marinated with achari spices like fennel and nigella is tossed together with rice, which is cooked to perfection with typical spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and caraway. This gives the feeling of having a nice pulao with a mild pickle, but it comes in a single package, making it conv ....
Sindhi Kadhi
Recipe# 4359
22 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi cuisine is very nutritious with a predominant use of vegetables in each and every dish. Sindhi kadhi is one such example where all the vegetables are used beautifully to complement each other in taste, colour and texture.
Achar Dip, Achari Dip
Recipe# 22718
24 Apr 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Never before would you have experienced such a wide assortment of Indian spices in a dip! With a base of curds, tempered with five aromatic spices, perked up with coriander and green chillies, and chilled to a pleasant temperature, this lip-smacking Achaari Dip will make your taste buds tingle with ....
Recipe# 3578
10 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Idli ( How To Make Idli )
Recipe# 32833
05 Apr 18

by Tarla Dalal
South indian cuisine is almost synonymous with idli! idli is not only easy to make but also extremely healthy and easy to digest. In fact, when stranded on a highway with nothing to eat, people wouldn’t hesitate to walk into a roadside hotel and buy a few idlis, as it is steamed, and therefore quite ....
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
Recipe# 22270
24 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a very popular snack in parts of South India, where it is served as Breakfast or as supper. Traditionally, this dosa-like snack is made with a batter of rice and lentils, flavoured with chillies, pepper and other ingredients. In this diabetic-fri ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
30 Oct 18

by Tarla Dalal
Dosa is as popular in South Indian cuisine as Idli is! Crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, dosas are even more exciting than idlis. In fact, while idlis are considered to be an easy, comfortable steamed food, ....
Cooked Rice Idli
Recipe# 1708
19 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan
Recipe# 4353
01 Oct 18

by Tarla Dalal
A flavour-packed treat for your palate, the Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan is loaded with the dynamic flavours of several seeds and spices. Slit brinjals are cooked with an aromatic and spicy tempering of seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, and a rich paste that contains a large gamut of flavour ....
Barley Idli
Recipe# 22254
05 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner. Barley Idli is a modifie ....
Mirchi ka Salan, Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe
Recipe# 4351
11 Jan 16

 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Hyderabadi salan is made in a shallow wide flat bottomed handi. The salan is a sealed in this handi and kept on low fire to cook with all the flavours trapped inside to give that authentic rich taste. I have modified this recipe to suit our present day requirements, without compromisin ....
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