Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Methi chutney

Methi has become essential on a weekly basis in our home. Methi is used in some form or other. And I love fresh Methi leaves. I use it in paratha, rice, and now in chutney.
These go great with Parathas. Also we have have them with our idlis, or dosa.

You need
fresh methi leaves (tightly packed) - 3 cups
sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
red chillies - 5 or more
tamarind juice - 2 tsp
urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Oil to saute

In a skillet heat the oil. Add the chillies and toast them. Then add the sesame seeds and the dhal. And saute until the dhal is golden brown. Transfer this to the mixer. Saute the methi leaves seperately with 1 tsp of oil in low flame. Transfer this to the mixer. Allow it to cool and then grind. The leaves have water content, so do not add excess water.

Out of haste do not grind when it is hot, this will show the bitter taste of the leaves more. I tend to do this usually. I like to have them for my parathas.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    A lovely chutney to look at.And a healthy one too.
    I like methi leaves a lot.
    And this is anew recipe for me.
    Sure will try it out and report back to you!
    Thanks a lot.


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