Fenugreek Leaf Chutney (Methi Chutney) Recipe

Updated on March 24, 2018
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Fenugreek Leaf Chutney (Methi Chutney)

Fenugreek Leaf Chutney/Sauce
Fenugreek Leaf Chutney/Sauce

Mouth-Watering Fenugreek Leaf Chutney

Fenugreek leaf is a nutrient-rich veggie that has a nice aroma. It is a popular culinary ingredient used extensively around the world. Fenugreek has few calories and high nutrients. It is best used in cooking, as it adds special flavor to the food.

Fenugreek leaf is a rich source of iron, dietary fiber, protein, and minerals. It has many medicinal uses. Using it often in your diet helps to maintain proper blood sugar level in the body. It has an outstanding ability to reduce LDL levels, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

This fenugreek leaf chutney is very tasty. It is moderately spicy. It has a perfect blend of saltiness, sourness, and spiciness. You won't make out any bitterness in this chutney.

This easy side dish goes very well with plain rice, dosa, idli, poori etc.

5 stars for Fenugreek Leaf Chutney/Sauce

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: A bowl of fenugreek leaf chutney

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped bowl fenugreek leaves, washed
  • 2-3 tbsp grated coconut
  • 4-5 dry red chilies
  • 1 cup onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp white lentils/urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp coriander seeds
  • goose berry size tamarind
  • 1/3 tsp or salt to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp oil, for sauteing

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Fenugreek Leaf Chutney (Methi Chutney)

  1. Keep all the ingredients ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Throw in white lentils. Saute on a low heat till it becomes golden brown.
  3. Add coriander seeds, dry red chilies, garlic cloves, and tamarind pieces. Saute for a minute. Turn off the heat. Transfer them to a plate.
  4. Add onions to the same pan. Saute till they become golden on all sides. Remove and place them on the same plate.
  5. Next, saute fenugreek leaves in the same pan. Saute until they wilt and get cooked. This may take about 7-8 minutes sauteing on low heat. Collect them in a bowl.
  6. Put all the sauteed items except sauteed fenugreek into a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut and salt. Grind together to get a coarse sauce.
  7. Finally, add sauteed fenugreek leaves. Pulse or grind once again till it gets crushed and blends with the other ingredients.
  8. Now, your favorite fenugreek leaf chutney is ready!
  9. Serve it with plain rice, dosa, chapati, etc. Enjoy the yummy taste.

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Step one: Keep all the ingredients ready.Step two: Saute white lentils in oil till it gets golden brown. Add coriander seeds and continue sauteing for 30 seconds.Step three: Throw in dry red chilies, tamarind, and garlic cloves. Saute for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat. Transfer it to a plate.Step four: Saute onions in the same pan till they turn light golden brown on all sides. Add it to the plate.Step five: Add fenugreek leaves to the same pan. Saute till they wilt and get cooked. Collect them in a bowl.Ingredients ready for grindingStep six: Put all the sauteed ingredients except fenugreek leaves into a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut and salt. Grind together to get a coarse paste. No need to add water while grinding.Step seven: Add sauteed fenugreek leaves. Grind or pulse until it blends completely with the other ingredients.Your favorite fenugreek leaf chutney is ready! Serve this awesome chutney with plain rice, dosa, idli, or poori. Enjoy the taste.
Step one: Keep all the ingredients ready.
Step one: Keep all the ingredients ready.
Step two: Saute white lentils in oil till it gets golden brown. Add coriander seeds and continue sauteing for 30 seconds.
Step two: Saute white lentils in oil till it gets golden brown. Add coriander seeds and continue sauteing for 30 seconds.
Step three: Throw in dry red chilies, tamarind, and garlic cloves. Saute for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat. Transfer it to a plate.
Step three: Throw in dry red chilies, tamarind, and garlic cloves. Saute for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat. Transfer it to a plate.
Step four: Saute onions in the same pan till they turn light golden brown on all sides. Add it to the plate.
Step four: Saute onions in the same pan till they turn light golden brown on all sides. Add it to the plate.
Step five: Add fenugreek leaves to the same pan. Saute till they wilt and get cooked. Collect them in a bowl.
Step five: Add fenugreek leaves to the same pan. Saute till they wilt and get cooked. Collect them in a bowl.
Ingredients ready for grinding
Ingredients ready for grinding
Step six: Put all the sauteed ingredients except fenugreek leaves into a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut and salt. Grind together to get a coarse paste. No need to add water while grinding.
Step six: Put all the sauteed ingredients except fenugreek leaves into a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut and salt. Grind together to get a coarse paste. No need to add water while grinding.
Step seven: Add sauteed fenugreek leaves. Grind or pulse until it blends completely with the other ingredients.
Step seven: Add sauteed fenugreek leaves. Grind or pulse until it blends completely with the other ingredients.
Your favorite fenugreek leaf chutney is ready! Serve this awesome chutney with plain rice, dosa, idli, or poori. Enjoy the taste.
Your favorite fenugreek leaf chutney is ready! Serve this awesome chutney with plain rice, dosa, idli, or poori. Enjoy the taste.

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