Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DanaMethi kairi sabzi / Fenugreek seed curry

This is the authentic Rajasthani Sabzi, sweet and sour in taste and is very healthy and nutritious. Typically this rajasthani danamethi sabzi is made with dana methi, jaggery, raisins and dry dates but I added kairi(raw mango) in it to enhance the tanginess and used grapes instead of raisins. This combination of raw mango, dana methi and grapes is just incredible. 
I learn this sabzi by my Mom, usually she makes it on Nag Panchami day, but I do make this sabzi sometimes as I like its sweet n sour taste and it is nutritious too.

  • 1/4 cup Fenugreek seed (dana methi)
  • 1/2  cup kairi (raw mango peeled cut in pieces)
  • 1/4 cup Green
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seed
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup  jaggery(gur) grated
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped

  1. Soak Dana Methi in 2 cups water for 4-5 hours or overnight, drain and boil along with 2 cups of water and salt for 10-15 minutes till almost done.
  2. Wash under the running water to remove the bitterness, drain and keep aside. (Do not touch the dana methi from the soaking method till washing it otherwise it will taste bitter.)
  3. Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafetida. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and jeera powder and raw mango pieces and sauté for few minutes.
  4. Next add Grapes and sauté for few seconds. Then add cooked Dana Methi, salt and jaggery, mix well and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add cilantro, stir and serve.
Note: Don't touch fenugreek seed while soaking and boiling it otherwise it  will taste bitter. Also drain the water from it every time after soaking and boiling. This sabzi can be refrigerated for 3-4 days and enjoy with phulka's or chapaties.

Sending this recipe to Viji's SYSW Series -
Bottlegourd & Fenugreek Seeds and Kauser's Mango Delights and  Foodelicious Cook Like Mom event and  Jagruthi's Mom's event and Easy to Prepare in 15 minutes and Arthysspace and  WTML–Walk Through Memory Lane
Sending  this recipe to Healthy me and healthy us- Priya‘s event hosted by Kalyani


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    1. Delicious and tangy side dish for chapatis, thnx for linking dear.
      Have a wonderful week ahead ♥

    2. Wow..this is a difficult dish to pull off, but this looks delightful.

    3. Fenugreek seeds I suppose is important for Indian dishes and I see how its used for this wonderful dish. Also, adore the add on of mangoes inside.


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