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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sprouted Methi Seeds Kuzhambu

Methi, the greens and the seeds are my all time favourite, sprouted methi seeds tastes slightly sweet and less bitter when compared with methi greens, its has many medicial values and its recommended to have a couple of teaspoons of sprouted methi with their morning cup of tea or coffee..Fenugreek seeds which is well known as methi ,vendhayam is one the ancient spice which are small,hard, yellowish brown and oblong shaped spice..Pregnant women should be cautious in using methi because of its uterine properties, its relaxes the uterins and generally given to women after childbirth to expedite healing, its also helps to stimulate milk production for feeding moms.

Fenugreeks seeds can be sun dried, powdered and stored, u can use fenugreek seed paste as face pack also which helps to torn the skin and cure acne..Medical research show that fenugreek seeds can lowers blood cholesterol and blood sugar leves, also used as herbal infusion to break up respiratory congestion..This kuzhambu is one of my grandma's special, my mom used to add more garlic cloves and i used to coconut milk to make this kuzhambu more tasty.


1/2cup Sprouted methi seeds
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato(big)
1cup Tamarind extract
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Pepper powder
1tsp Coriander powder
Curry leaves
1/4cup Coconut paste
Salt
1/4cup Gingelly oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal

Heat the gingelly oil and add immediately mustard seeds and urad dal, let them splutters, add the onion pieces, chopped tomatoes,curry leaves and saute everything until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the sprouted methi seeds and cook everything for a while..meanwhile add the red chilly powder,pepper powder, coriander powder, coconut paste, salt to the tamarind extract, give a stir and add to the cooking veggies..

Cook this gravy in medium high flame with lid closed, give a stir in between..put off the stove once the oil get separates from the gravy..

This gravy tastes divine with papads and hot steaming rice!

26 comments:

priya said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and healthy!!.

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

wowwww....this is awesome..i love the taste of tamarind with sprouts...wonderful snap Priya.. :)

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy dish dear. fenugreek is excellent for blood purification and general body health. This dish is ideal for post pregnancy care.

nithya at hungrydesi said... Reply To This Comment

looks and sounds great. i'll have to put it on the post-baby menu!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Vendhaya Kuzhambu loks so mouth-watering..my choice is have these with onion rava roast..hmmmm yummy!!

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried methi sprouted, given it's health benifits it seems a delicious choice :)

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

This is something..looks quite tasty and yummy!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Heathy & a Nice one with sprouts...

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... kuzhambu looks mouthwatering..wish to taste it....Yummy

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

Wow diff & new to me ....looking very hot ,spicy & colourful dear ..

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy one dear...

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy one Priya, looks so tempting and yummy.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a perfect entry priya and also new to me will sure try this

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting & healthy recipe. Will try out soon.

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

wow great .. I loved the new template Priya

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried these sprouted methi seeds,sounds yum and healthy...

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

I make vendhya kuzumbu often...using sprouted methi seeds is defintely very healthy...looks very tasty Priya :)

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

have not tried it ever Priyakka..looks good..:)

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

sprouted methi seeds, hmm, innovative dish

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Have never made vendhaya kuzhambu,this too sounds good! nice entry for the event!

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice, delicious and healthy food. Good presentation and the dish looks yummy.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,sprouted methi is very healthy and I tried a dry curry with it.The kuzhambu recipe is new to me.Great job Priya

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

அருமை ப்ரியா.ஆசையை கிளப்பிவிட்டுட்டீங்க.அதுவும் இந்த குழம்பை மறுநாள் வைத்திருந்து சாப்பிட சுவையோ சுவைதான்.

Graziana said... Reply To This Comment

I have to try if my fenugreek seeds are vital enough to sprout, and try this recipe!
Thank you for sharing it with It's a Vegan World.

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

ப்ரியா வெந்தயகுழம்பு,முழு கத்தரிக்காய் பொரியல் அவளவு டேஸ்ட்...நீங்கள் கொஞ்சம் வித்தியாசமாக செஞ்சுருக்கீங்க..இந்த முறையில் செய்து பார்த்துட்டு சொல்றேன்..நன்றி.



அன்புடன்,

அம்மு.

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

how healthy..