Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fenugreek chutney (Vendhaya thogaiyal)

This chutney is just out of the world and I have absolutely no words to express. I personally love the taste of it and prefer with Rice and a bit of Ghee. My grown up sons and husband also enjoy it thoroughly and I am sure you all would also relish this.


1 tbsp Fenugreek seeds

7 - 8 Red chillies

Lemon sized tamarind

3 - 4 tbsp Blackgram Dal

Salt to taste

1 tsp Oil


1. Fry fenureek, blackgram dal & red chilli in a frying pan

2. Cool and grind the above with tamarind and salt into a coarse paste with litter water

3. Temper the chutney with mustard seeds and curry leaves

4. This goes well with rice, idly, dosa and chappathis

Note: This chutney might be a bit bitter. For those who do not like it bitter, feel free to add a marble sized Jaggery to it
Fenugreek Chutney

This is a part of Back to Basics Event and also check out http://www.cookingwithsiri.com/2011/09/back-to-basics-basic-chutneys-event.html

This recipe is also a part of Now Serving and also check out Kiran's Event Page


  1. hv never heard of methi chutney...very new...this can be a diabetic food too!

  2. Love fenugreek. Chutney is new to me. Yummy.

    Zesty Palette

  3. Thanks Hyma and Vardhini....I have also never tried this and Aunty Gita says it is absolutely yummy. Plan to prepare this sometime soon.

  4. A healthy chutney!!! Actually sometime the bitterness is hardly prominent when methi is cooked..Recipes like these retain all the benefits of the seeds...Trying this out soon!!''
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. never thought of using fenugreek like this......very useful chutney.....glad to follow you....do visit my space :)
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  6. Thanks Prathima and Khushi...I am sure Aunty gita will be glad to read your comments. I also can't wait to try this.

  7. came across your space today.......U have a wonderful blog.
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  8. Sounds new to me.First time here.Glad to follow you.Please do drop at my space.

  9. This chutney recipe is very useful to me. Can;t wait to try this for my hubby. You have a lovely space here.

  10. Thanks Nalini....I did drop at ur blog...it is nice. Following you!

  11. Thanks Deeksha....Do drop in your feedback as it will encourage Gita aunty.

  12. Awesome chutney... Using fenugreek in chutney sounds wonderful..:)
    Bookmarked it..
    Thanks for sharing this recipe..

  13. Yummy chutney..heard that fenugreek has many medicinal properties, very healthy n unique recipe!!
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    Erivum Puliyum

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  15. This is a yummy chutney Vaidehi, Thanks for linking to my event dear

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  16. Thanks Priya for the lovely event....I never knew that we could make a chutney using Fenugreek seeds alone until Aunty gita shared the recipe.