Aug 19, 2008

Vendaya Keerai Kuzhambu / Methi greens Curry

This was the first time I made this kuzhambu at home..Methi leaves are very good for diabetic and heart patients since it has good fibre and aids in control of sugar and cholesterol.Garlic is very effective in treating high cholesterol..This curry goes well with both chapathi and rice..It is a quick one to prepare too..Here comes the recipe..


Methi leaves-1 bunch
Onion- 1 medium 
Tomatoes - 2 small 
Garlic-6 cloves
Tamarind extract-half cup(diluted with water) 
Fenugreek seeds(methi)-half tsp 
Cuminseeds(jeera)- 1 tsp 
Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch 
Mustard-3/4 tsp 
Curry leaves-1 sprig 
Chilli powder- 1 tbsp
Coriander powder-1tbsp 
Salt to taste
Cooking oil - 1 1/2 tsp


Clean and chop the methi leaves roughly..Also chop the onions,tomato and garlic finely..Place a kadai and add the oil followed by mustard, methi, jeera and hing..Let them splutter and add curry leaves...

Then add the onions ,garlic .Saute them well till they give out nice aroma. Then add the tomatoes and methi leaves and saute them well. Now it is time to add the chilli powder and coriander powder and saute for 2 seconds.

Finally add the salt and tamarind extract and let them boil for 5 mins on medium heat.

Serve with rice or chapathi.

This goes off to Srivalli's Curry Mela.

Am also linking the other curries from my blog for the Curry Mela.. 

Channa Masala

Chicken Chalna

Kara kuzhambu

Mattar Panneer

Black Eyed Beans Curry

Vendakkai Pulikuzhambu

Peas Kurma

Bell Pepper Curry

Rajma Kurma

Thakkali Kuzhambu

Also sending this to Herb Mania: Fenugreek hosted by Red Chillies.


  1. I heard about this kuzhambu but never made it :) I guess it is time to cook Methi curry. Healthy and tasty one Div!

  2. Hi Divya...yesterday only I made this with dhal...U know only after marriage I am eating this greens..Healthy one

  3. I have made vadas with venthaya keerai...luv the curry dear...will try it soon

  4. wooo..this is new to me..methi in curries ..awesome...

  5. mmm. looks so delicious and healthy Divya! You can send it to the Herb Mania - Fenugreek event going on at Red Chillies. Here is the address:

  6. I too make this kuzhambu but with out tomatoes..Love this.

  7. I make dry methi...never tried Kuzhambu. Looks interesting.

  8. Thanks for the big list divya..I thought you are sending this for the whb..:)

  9. Thank you very much Divya. Looks wonderful. I have learnt something new with methi today.

  10. Hi divya,
    venthaya keerai kulambu is new to me...i used to make venthaya keerai curry..thanks for sharing

  11. kuzhambu is new for me, very nice recipe and look yummmm. So many entries for the event, great job!!!

  12. This is a very nice recipe. Sounds healthy. YUM!. Will try ur version...

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  14. I've not made this before.. very nutritious indeed.

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  16. Interesting recipe..

    I am hosting Sunday Snacks event, please see if you can send in something for that event too..

  17. This is good too! Haven't tried it before, but I am sure to love this, as anything with methi is a fave with me:)


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