Saturday, July 19, 2008

Menthe (Fenugreek /Methi) Thambuli

Today I will write about menthe (ಮೆಂತೆ) thambuli. Fenugreek thambuli. These seeds are very very good for our health. So we use them often in our recipes. Now, try this one:


  • 3/4 tsp. Fenugreek/methi seeds
  • 1 Green chilli or 2 red chilli
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • Salt to your taste


  • 1/2 tsp. Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Mustard
  • curry leaves

Dry roast fenugreek seeds in a kadai. Grind it with all the other ingredients. Grind with the curd, which is important. Otherwise the taste will change. Pour in a vessel and add water till it is of dosa batter consistency. Garnish.

Fenugreek/methi (வெந்தயம்) helps to digest food. Good for diabetics if taken in powder form in the morning - 1/2 tsp. with water or soak 1/2 tsp. methi in water, the night before and drink it, first thing in the morning. 1/2 tsp. seeds with buttermilk will contain diarrhoea. We garnish methi for saambaar and vaththal kuzhambu (வத்தல் குழம்பு)etc. It helps hair growth also. So use this seed in your cooking, wherever possible!

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