Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fenugreek Coriander Thokku

Fenugreek Coriander Thokku/Chutney is a rare and lovely combination of two of my favorite greens. This is again one of my grandma's recipes, and can't go wrong anytime. It is a great item to prepare when we have time and preserve for future use. It tastes great with hot steamed rice or a great side dish for chapathi or a tangy-savory spread for breads. Definitely won't let you down when you are racing against time.


Ingredients:
Fresh fenugreek leaves - 3 cups - packed tightly
Cilantro - 1 cup - packed tightly
Tamarind - size of a blueberry/gooseberry
Salt - to taste
Gingelly Oil/Sesame oil - 3 tbsp or more if preserving
Pearl onions - 5 chopped fine
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Method:
Steam the cleaned fenugreek leaves and coriander leaves with tamarind in a stove top with enough water. Alternatively you can microwave the greens for 2 mins with 2 tbps of water and tamarind. Allow it to cool and pulse for 10 - 20 secs in a blender to a coarse paste without adding any water. Note that blending too much would make it gooey. Heat gingelly oil in a skillet and add the turmeric powder, asafoetida and chopped onions. Saute until the onions are transparent. Now add the ground greens paste and salt and give a quick mix. Allow to cook in medium flame until it starts leaving the sides of the pan and oil starts oozing out. Turn off the heat and add the chilli powder, mix well. Serve hot with steamed rice or store in a clean container. You may top with more gingelly oil and pop it in refrigerator for a longer life. 


I am sending this thokku to Pickle Mela at Hima's Snackorama and also to Herbs & Flowers in my Platter - Cilantro, event by PJ, happening in my blog.

Also sending this to Srivalli's Condiment Mela.

35 comments:

  1. Much flavourful Thokku krithi

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  2. Soc colourful and healthy thokku.love it .

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  3. love anything and everything with fenugreek..and that looks tempting and irresistible !

    US Masala

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  4. I love thokku and this one is so good...very tempting.

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  5. very healthy..never heard about it.

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  6. this is unique for me... but i know how healthy it can be. Lots of vitamins in every bite. great dish :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  7. Interesting combination.. looks really good and perfect.. thanks for the amazing recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  8. Lovely n loved it ...wonderful recipe

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  9. Irresistible thokku! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  10. வித்தியசமாக இருக்கு கீர்த்தி...ரொமப் ஹெல்தியான உணவு..

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  11. Wow wat a healthy thokku,never combined fenugreek and coriander together yet for thokku..thanks Krithi.

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  12. This is such a healthy vegetarian meal. I would love to try it!

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  13. indeed an yummy combo- looks yummmy !

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  14. This is looking so good and healthy Krithi, i love green veggies and this is looking so fresh and inviting.

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  15. Healthy thokku.. Looks delicious!!

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  16. Healthy and yummy veg recipe..thanks for sharing

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  17. This look finger licking good.

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  19. superb and unique !! thokku looks so healthy and delicious !!

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  20. That sounds wonderful, I absolutely love fenugreek! And the photos are beautiful, too :)

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  21. lovely thokku loveanything with fenugreek!!

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  22. Wonderful blend of methi & corainder..Love it!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  23. looks good!...only need hot hot rice!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  24. Healthy thokku! Wonderful combo and tasty greens.Both are my favs:)

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  25. Healthy .. a d yummm chutney....

    Thank u for dropping by my space..

    Cheers
    Sandhya
    ( Sandhya's Kitchen )

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  26. oh i have thokku with these two combo, will be heavenly with steaming rice right? wonderful! thanks for stopping by my blog and for ur words of appreciation!

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  27. Very healthy thokku..we can even add a little bit of this to flavour the currys.

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