Fresh Fenugreek(Methi) Leaves Salad and Thanks to Sia

My heart felt thanks to Sia of Monsoon Spice for her timely suggestion and help when I was doing some major changes to my blog looks. I do not understand A B C D of any javascript, code etc but still can do blogging..:D It is all because of wonderfull techie bloggers out there and their wish to share the information. One such great helping hand was Sia. She offered me very good suggestion and also answered my queries very promptly. Another blog which helped me was TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS If you are a tech challenged person like me, you may like this blog for the step by step explanation with pictures.

Fresh Fenugreek Leaves Salad :

This refreshing salad is a joy to eat with indian breads like Chapathi/Parantha/Jowar bhakri/rice flour bhakri..etc. It is on menu in the households of Chitradurga, Davangere and adjacent districts of Karnataka. Most widely eaten with Jowar roti.

Fenugreek leaves are known for their anti diabetic activity. It is recommended in ayurveda and chinese medicine for treating various ailments. In Ayurveda, it is said that the bitter juice of fresh fenugreek leaves helps to remove toxins from your body thus keeping the body clean. More information can be seen on 'The health information network' . The benefits of eating raw vegetable goes beyond saying. More information about fenugreek can be seen on Wiki and here. I learned it from our neighbours.

Ingrediants :
Fenugreek Leaves : 1big bunch
Onion: 1 small finely chopped
Grated wet coconut :1bsp
Lemon Juice from half lemon
Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Oil : tsp
Collect Fenugreek/Methi leaves from methi lines. collect as 3 leaves as shown below :

Chop onion into very thin pieces. Add fenugreek leaves, coconut, red chilli powder and a tsp of oil to onions. When you are ready to serve, add salt and lime juice. Toss and mix. Serve with your favorite bread. It goes very well with Chapathi and Jowar Roti. Enjoy your salad.



Jayashree said... it really that simple???

Lakshmi said...

@ Jayashree,
yup, try and see.

Sig said...

Wow, I had no idea you can eat the methi leaves raw...

Sia said...

aww lakshmi. i am glad my tips were useful:)
never had raw methi leaves. it sounds quite interesting but won't it be little bitter?
and loved ur Tata Nano cartoon:) he he he...
i'll be mailing u very soon.

Lakshmi said...

@ Sig and Sia,
hehehe..try it out 2S, you may like it and when you collect the leaves in a set of 3 it does not taste bitter at all. Even I had similar doubts when I was served this salad...but the moment it went into my mouth..I did not want any other salad or side dish to eat with jowar roti. It is packed with lots of goodness too.

@ Sia,
thanks for the coming by Sia and your tips came handy to me.

FH said...

LG, Sia helped me with my header and now I am trying to experiment with it too!:D
Header looks great. Raw Methi is new. But if we can eat Bitter gourd, why not Methya soppu, right? :)

Richa said...

yummm, i add tomato as well :)
will add coconut next time, tx!

KayKat said...

Methi leaves can be eaten raw? Really? Ok, I have to try it now!

Vaishali said...

lg, this is such a simple and beautiful salad. I've never thought of eating fenugreek leaves raw before, so I am quite amazed. Thanks for the recipe and I'll definitely try it.

Dhivya said...

lg...easy and tasty dish...can u parcel this to me..i am drooling here:)

bird's eye view said...


i have never heard of this as a salad and had never had the leaves raw! We make a nice vegetable with carrots and methi or pumpkin and methi. i'm a methi lover so will try this out!

Unknown said...

hi lakshmi..we met in orkut..see i really enjoy my stay at taste of mysore..i like its look..its really nice...and i loved the diagramatic representation of how to pluck the fenugreek leaves...i love methi and make methi paratha frequently...i make methi rice too..have you tried that?

Lakshmi said...

@ Richa,
You add tomato to it? Next time I will add tomatoes and give it a try.

@ Kaykat and Vaishali,
We are making this salad for more than 7 yrs ...and they dont taste bitter. Try them.

@ dhivya,

@ bird's eye view
Try it!!

@ Sowmya,
Nice to see you here and glad you enjoyed your stay at TOM.

Archana Doshi said...

ooooo..something which i would have never tried :). Will surely try out, i cant wait to see how to tastes

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

This is very interesting. I also didn't know you could eat fenugreek leaves raw. I cook a lot with fenugreek leaves so this is a definite "will try" recipe.
Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

Padhu Sankar said...

Never knew that we can eat raw methi leaves .New comer here .Do drop by