Making Fenugreek Leaf Drink or Soup (Mente Soppu Tambuli)

Updated on January 29, 2020
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I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

Fenugreek leaf tambuli (cold soup).
Fenugreek leaf tambuli (cold soup).

Fenugreek Leaf Has Innumerable Health Benefits

Fenugreek leaves are commonly used in Indian cuisine. They not only add flavor, but they provide numerous health benefits, as well. It is a wonder herb that contains calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and dietary fiber. It is believed that the leaves may help control certain ailments, including constipation, gastritis, diabetes, and cholesterol.

This fenugreek recipe is tasty and appetizing. Since it is yogurt-based, it also has a lovely cooling effect on your body during summer.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped bowl fenugreek leaves, leaves separated from the stem
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 green chili, slit, not-so-hot variety
  • 2 cups or more curds/yogurt, preferably sour curds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee or oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated coconut

For the tempering:

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 dry red chili
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee or oil

Instructions

  1. Heat ghee or oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds, green chilies, and peppercorns.
  2. Saute until the cumin sizzles. Throw in washed fenugreek leaves (methi). Saute on medium heat until all of the water evaporates.
  3. In the final stage of sauteing, press the leaves to release their moisture. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a blender or mixer.
  4. When it cools down, add grated coconut, yogurt, and salt. Grind to get a smooth puree. Pour it into a bowl.
  5. Now, add the remaining yogurt/curd. Mix well. Add water or buttermilk to adjust the consistency, depending on whether you want to serve it as a drink or as a cold soup.
  6. For the drink, it should not be too thick. Adjust the consistency to make it runny. Then, your favorite fenugreek leaf drink/tambuli is ready to drink.
  7. However, if you want to use this as a cold soup or side dish, add less water and keep it thick. Also, adding a tempering increases the taste and flavor. To make the tempering, heat half a teaspoon of ghee or oil in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  8. Add curry leaves and dry red chili. Mix well. Turn off the heat. Pour it on the cold soup/tambuli. Mix once.
  9. Serve it with cooked plain rice. Enjoy eating this soothing combo in the summer!

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Step one: Gather the ingredients.Yogurt/curd.Step two: Heat ghee/oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute cumin seeds, green chilies, and peppercorns. Let cumin sizzle.Step three: Throw in fenugreek leaves (methi) and stir-cook.Starting to stir-cook the leaves.The leaves will wilt as you cook them.Cook until they lose their water content and become dry.This is what the final stage of sauteing should look like. Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture to a mixer-blenderStep four: Add yogurt, grated coconut, and salt to it. Grind together to get a smooth puree. Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining yogurt. Add water or buttermilk to adjust the consistency.If you want to serve it as a beverage, keep it as is.For using it as a side dish for cooked rice, add a tempering as per instructions. This will enhance the taste and flavor. Happy eating!
Step one: Gather the ingredients.
Step one: Gather the ingredients.
Yogurt/curd.
Yogurt/curd.
Step two: Heat ghee/oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute cumin seeds, green chilies, and peppercorns. Let cumin sizzle.
Step two: Heat ghee/oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute cumin seeds, green chilies, and peppercorns. Let cumin sizzle.
Step three: Throw in fenugreek leaves (methi) and stir-cook.
Step three: Throw in fenugreek leaves (methi) and stir-cook.
Starting to stir-cook the leaves.
Starting to stir-cook the leaves.
The leaves will wilt as you cook them.
The leaves will wilt as you cook them.
Cook until they lose their water content and become dry.
Cook until they lose their water content and become dry.
This is what the final stage of sauteing should look like. Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture to a mixer-blender
This is what the final stage of sauteing should look like. Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture to a mixer-blender
Step four: Add yogurt, grated coconut, and salt to it. Grind together to get a smooth puree. Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining yogurt. Add water or buttermilk to adjust the consistency.
Step four: Add yogurt, grated coconut, and salt to it. Grind together to get a smooth puree. Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining yogurt. Add water or buttermilk to adjust the consistency.
If you want to serve it as a beverage, keep it as is.
If you want to serve it as a beverage, keep it as is.
For using it as a side dish for cooked rice, add a tempering as per instructions. This will enhance the taste and flavor. Happy eating!
For using it as a side dish for cooked rice, add a tempering as per instructions. This will enhance the taste and flavor. Happy eating!
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