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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Vendhaya Keerai Soup-Methi Patta Soup-Fenugreek Leaves Soup Recipe

Fenugreek leaves is known as Methi Patta in Hindi and Vendhaya Keerai in tamil. It has many health benefits. Fenugreek leaves are a good source of iron, calcium and dietary fiber. As it is a rich source of dietary fiber, it helps prevent constipation. It is said that methi seeds helps in lowering blood sugar levels in diabetics. Soup prepared with fenugreek (methi) leaves is a good appetizer and is also good for lactating mothers. Today we will learn how to make vendhaya keerai soup following this easy recipe.

Vendhaya Keerai Soup-fenugreek leaves soup

Vendhaya Keerai Soup

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySoup
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Fresh fenugreek leaves - 1 cup
   Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
   Ripe Tomato -1 finely chopped
   Garlic -3-4 cloves - minced
   Water -2 cups (diluted dal water preferable)
   Salt to taste
   Pepper powder to taste
   Sesame seed Oil - 2 tsp


Wash, clean and chop methi leaves. Chop onion, garlic and tomatoes (seeded) finely.


Heat oil in a pan, add onion, garlic and saute until onions turn transparent.

Add tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes.

Add chopped methi leaves (vendhaya keerai) and saute until the greens wilt.

Add 2 cups of diluted dal water, salt needed and simmer for 15 minutes. You can also pressure cook for 1 whistle. I blended half of the soup and then added to the rest and simmered for another 15 minutes. Add pepper powder to taste.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy soup piping hot.

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  1. Healthy soup......thanks for sharing..

  2. I love this. In frigid weather like we are having now, where the temperatures are 14 C below zero, this will be most welcome. Thank you.

  3. Hi padhu,

    Thanks for this awesome recipe. We loved it. I pureed the sauted onion tomato methi leaves and added to dal water for the sake of my kids.

  4. I tried and that was nice, but i added ghee, ginger garlic paste an fennel seeds for flavor and it was amazing.


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