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Methi Masala Fry | Fenugreek Leaves Curry Style


Methi or fenugreek leaves – 4 bunches
Onion – 1 large, chopped
Tomato – 1, chopped
Cashewnuts – 2 tbsp.
Green chillies – 2, chopped
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
Split urad dal – 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Oil – 2 tbsp.


  1. Wash, clean and cut the green leafy vegetable and keep aside.
  2. In a kadai, heat oil and add in the mustard, cumin and split urad dal. Saute for a minute.
  3. Now add in the green chillies and onion pieces. Mix well. Stir fry till the onion is semi cooked.
  4. Next add in the ginger garlic paste. Mix well. Fry for a minute.
  5. Now add in the tomato pieces, cashew bits, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes till tomatoes turn mushy.
  6. Add in the cut greens and stir fry till well combined. Cover and cook till the raw taste and smell of the greens is gone.
  7. At this stage you can add in more chilli powder or salt if necessary. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. The green leafy curry is ready.
  8. It can be eaten with both rice or roti as an accompaniment.

In a similar manner, replacing the methi leaves with the ponnaganti or the water amaranth leaves, you can make this recipe. It also tastes great with white rice or chapathi. Click here for recipe….

For more recipes with green leafy vegetables, you can try out ……

  1. Raw Banana Patties with Greens
  2. Drumstick Leaves or Moringa Dal
  3. Artikaya Methi Cutlets
  4. Aloo Methi Fry
  5. Spinach Dal
  6. Amaranth Dal
  7. Ponnaganti Masala Kura

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