Friday, 25 January 2013

Fenugreek Leaves with Green gram/Menthikura Pesarapappu/Methi Moong Dal

Fenugreek Leaves with Green gram or Menthikura Pesarapappu or Methi Moong Dal recipe.
a. Methi leaves are a good source of iron. They are considered medicinal for curing anemia. 
b. Fenugreek could give competition to Spinach as a rich source of vitamin K. 
c. Fenugreek is also a great source of protein and nicotinic acid. It fasters hair growth and is good for the general health and shine of hair. (Source : Wiki)
Fenugreek Leaves with Green gram or Menthikura Pesarapappu or Methi Moong Dal recipe


1. Fenugreek Leaves - 4 small bunches ( 4 cups)
2. Split Green gram - 1 cup
3. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
4. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
5. Onion - 1
6. Curry Leaves - 10 to 12
7. Coriander Leaves - 1/4 bunch (1/4 cup)
8. Spring onion Leaves - 3 to 4 strings
9. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
10. Red Chilli Powder - 3 tsps 
11. Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
12. Salt - As per taste
13. Oil - 2 tbsps


1. Chop and wash fenugreek leaves, curry leaves, spring onion leaves, coriander leaves and onion.

2. Wash split green gram and set aside.
3. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and cumin seeds.
4. Once they crackle, add chopped onion, curry leaves and spring onion leaves and turmeric powder.
5. Add washed split green gram and fry for some time.

6. Now add fenugreek leaves and fry for some time.

7. Now add 3 to 4 cups of water, close kadai with a lid and on simmer cook till green gram gets cooked.

8. Now add salt, red chilli powder and cumin powder and cook well.

9. Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves. Methi Moong Dal is ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions:

1. Serve hot with roti or steamed rice.


1. Frying fenugreek leaves reduces its bitter taste.