Vendhaya Keerai | Methi Chutney recipe | வெந்தய கீரை

   Vendhaya Keerai | Methi Chutney recipe | வெந்தய கீரை, Fenugreek leaves, Vendhaya Keerai in Tamil,  Methi in Hindi has a lot of health benefits. It’s a good source of Iron and Fibre. Fenugreek leaves are useful to cut down Cholesterol levels, lowers blood sugar for diabetes, helpful to reduce heart problems, and also useful in skin care.

This chutney made out of fenugreek leaves can be used as side dish for Idli’s, dosa’s, and rice. Thanks to my sister Vasumathy Ramasamy for teaching me this wonderful recipe. I am sharing this very good recipe with you people now. Prepare by following the easy steps given below and enjoy its health benefits. 

Preparation Time:- 20 minutes

To Serve:- 4 persons


  • Methi/ vendhaya Keerai/ fenugreek leaves – 1 bunch
  • Tomato- 1
  • Red chillies- 3
  • Toor dal/ thuvaram paruppu – 1 tblsp
  • Black Pepper/ milagu – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/ seeragam – 1 tsp
  • Coconut- 1 tblsp
  • Tamarind/ puzhi – lemon size
  • Salt/ uppu – to taste

For Seasoning:-

  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard/ kadugu – 1/2 tsp
ingredients – vendhaya keerai, methi
ingredients – tomato, coconut, toor dal, pepper, cumin seeds, red chillies
ingredients – salt and tamarind
Mustard seeds

1. Remove methi leaves from stem wash well and make it ready.
2. Fry methi leaves in a tsp of oil and keep aside.

3. Fry toor dal, cumin seeds, pepper and  red chillies,
 separately in another tsp of oil.

4. Add tomato and coconut to it and sauté.

5. Cool fried spices and methi to room temperature and grind along with tamarind and salt.

6. This chutney should not be very thick because it tastes bitter. So by adding 1 cup of water to the chutney make it watery.

7. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,.


8. When  it pops add the chutney and when starts boiling switch off the stove.


9. Serve with iddli, dosa, rice etc.

For other chutney varieties in my website click on the links below

1. Raw Mango Mint chutney recipe | Maangai Pudina

2. Fennel leaves chutney recipe | sombu chedi thuvaiyal

3. Tender tamarind leaf thuvaiyal recipe

4. Orange peel chutney recipe | ஆரஞ்சுத்தோல் துவையல்

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