Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Methi / Fenugreek leaves (வெந்தய கீரை) Dosa!

Fenugreek leaves are enriched with minerals like potassium, calcium, and iron. Fresh leaves comprises 3 to 5 % of protein. The Vitamin K from fenugreek greens are comparable to spinach. Though these leaves taste bitter, they boost cooking flavour. Here let us enjoy our dosa prepared with methi leaves.

  1. Dosa flour - 1 cup
  2. Methi leaves - a handful amount
  3. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  4. Red chillie powder - 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder - a pinch
  6. Cumin seeds powder - 1/2 tsp.
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Chopped tomato and capsicum to garnish (optional)
How to Prepare:
  1. Mix the chopped methi leaves with the dosa flour.
  2. Add asafoetida, red chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder and salt to taste and mix well.
  3. Pour it on dosa pan and spread it out to a dosa.
  4. Tomato and capsicum can be used to garnish finally.
  5. Tasty, healthy dosa is ready in a few minutes.
  6. Serve hot with coconut or pudina(mint leaves) chutney.
Note: Methi leaves and their seeds act as a good appetizer and hair tonic.

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