Fenugreek leaves powder is prepared by frying the fresh fenugreek leaves till they are wilted and start to crisp. They are then ground into fine powder along with roasted urad dal and other spices. Fenugreek leaves powder can be stored in a dry cool place and can served with steamed rice or with idli, dosa etc.
Makes: around 1/2 Cup of Spicy Fenugreek Leaves Powder.
Fresh Fenugreek Leaves 2 Cups Packed
Urad Dal 4 – 6 Tbsps
Tamarind 1 inch sized ball
Whole Red Chiles 1 – 2
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1/2 tsp
Method of preparation:
Break the red chiles into small pieces.
Separate and thoroughly wash fenugreek leaves.
Strain the fenugreek leaves and pat them dry.
Heat oil in a pan on low heat, add fenugreek leaves and fry till the leaves wilt and start to crisp up.
Remove the fried fenugreek leaves onto a plate.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan on low heat, add urad dal.
Fry till urad dal turns light golden in color.
Add cumin seeds and fry for few seconds.
Remove the ingredients from heat and add few drops of oil in the pan.
Add broken red chiles and fry till aromatic or until red chiles are crisp.
Cool the ingredients to room temperature and grind urad dal, red chiles, cumin seeds, tamarind, fenugreek leaves and salt into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Store the fenugreek leaves powder tight in a jar and it stays fresh for couple of months.
Serve fenugreek leaves powder with steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with idly, dosa etc.
Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients while roasting.
Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chillies. Make sure fenugreek leaves are fried well.
Variations: You can also add a small clove of garlic while grinding the fenugreek leaves powder.
Other Names: Spicy Fenugreek Leaves Powder