Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vendhiya Keerai Parupu usli / Methi/Fenugreek leaves Parupu Usli

Methi leaves - 1 bunch
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Chana dal - 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies - 7-8
Hing - a pinch
Salt as required

For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 2-3 tsps

Cut the Methi leaves into small pieces and wash nicely
Soak Toor dal and Chana dal in water for 1/2 an hr
Take a kadai and season with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal and hing.
Add the cut Methi leaves and salt and cook till it is cooked.
Take a wet grinder and put the dals, red chillies,hing and add water and grind into paste.
Now you can either steam the ground batter in a pressure cooker or microwave it for 4 minutes.
The batter will cook and become solid
Now put the cooked methi leaves in a vessel.
Now pour oil in the kadai put the solid batter and break it into pieces and stir nicely
The batter should be broken evenly and you can add more oil to stir it nicely.
Now add the cooked Methi leaves to this dal mixture and stir and mix nicely.
Keep mixing and stirring for another 5 minutes.
The methi leaves parupu uslili is ready for consumption.
You can have this with mor kuzhambu sadam or rasam sadam or even sambar sadam as a side dish.


  1. Nice methi leaves paruppu usili.

  2. Welcome back. Nice parippu usli Indu.

  3. wow this is so new for me and loved it

  4. My fav recipe!!!!! i normaly saute the usli straight in the pan with oil, awesome combo with rasam mammu!!!!!!

  5. fabulous recipe. looks so mouthwatering.

  6. Long time! I like parupu usli.

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  8. Yum - parapusali is a big favourite at home - the methi looks delicious!!

  9. Healthy and delicious combo,perfect with rasam.

  10. This is a new variation for me. I never done methi with lentils. thanks for sharing.

  11. This looks super yummy! I love the way you make your recipes!!

  12. Healthy and delicious recipe. Love methi leaves and have bookmarked this recipe.

  13. Nice one!, i have not used methi leaves for parupu usili yet. Healthy idea, and am sure it will taste good. :). Will surely try this one.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me your lovely comments. :)

  14. Have never tried usli with keerai and vendaya keerai must be quite fragrant, would love to t ry this out.

  15. I love Methi, in all forms and this looks so good. I have seen many variations in parupu usli, mainly with different veges. but I like this variation.

  16. First time here, nice blog. This is sooo new to me. Love to have it.