Monday, August 13, 2012

Mulai Vitta Vendhaya Oorugai / Sprouted Fenugreek Pickle



Health benefits of fenugreek seeds :


                            This sprout fenugreek seeds have been used in many traditional

 medicines as laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for cough and bronchitis.If used 

regularly, fenugreeks may help control cholesterol, triglyceride as well as high blood 

sugar (glycemic) levels in diabeticsFenugreek seeds added to cereals and wheat flour 

(bread) or made in gruel, given to the nursing mothers to increase milk synthesis.

Fiber in the seeds help lower rate of glucose absorption in the intestines thus 

controls blood sugar levels. The seeds are therefore recommended in diabetic diet. 

Help lower blood LDL-cholesterol levels by inhibiting bile salts re-absorption in the 

colon. They also bind to toxins in the food and helps to protect the colon mucus

membrane from canceIt is also rich in many vital vitamins including thiamin,

pyridoxine (vit.B-6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A and vitamin-C that are 

essential nutrients foroptimum health.

Ingredients:


Sproutted Fenugreek - 1 Cup
Dry chilly powder -  1 Tbs

Thick Tamarind juice - 2 Tbs

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 2 tsp

Asafoetida - 1tsp

Gingelly oil - 4 Tbs 

Roasted fenugreek powder - 1 tsp

Salt - as you need 

 Method: 


               Soak fenugreek in water by 6 hours and drained and  tied in a cotton cloth by 6 hours. 

                                               Then you'll got this sproutted fenugreek

 
  
 In a pan heat gingelly oil




add mustard seeds to splutter then add asafoetida



add turmeric powder and dry chilly powder
  

Then add the sproutted fenugreek seeds


mix well with the oil and allow to cook sometime

and then add freshly roasted and powdered fenugreek powder , salt and a little jaggery

Jaggery is for a light sweet taste to overcome the bitter taste of fenugreek

But the little bitter taste is  very good for Diabetic patients



   

                                            Finally add a table spoon of   raw gingelly oil . 

                                                 It'll act as a non chemical preservative

                                                      No need to refregirate this pickle  


  

38 comments:

  1. Will recommend this to my granny !!!
    Thanks Punitha Di for posting it :-)

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  2. Great to know about health benefits. Interesting pickle recipe

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  3. so healthy ..It is new to me..thanks for sharing

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  4. Wow, very new to me. Super mouthwatering and medicinal recipe. Great dear!

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  5. Healthy pickle thank u for sharing

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  6. I saw this recipe in Anjara petti program but forgot to jot it down :) Thanks for posting it!! Good one how did it taste?? Was it bitter??
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    1. Yes Divya ... very little bitter, but it can enjoyable:)

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  7. very innovative n healthy pickle!!

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  8. gr8 and useful recipe thanks for sharing

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  9. i concur on the health benefit of fenugreek, but your pickle idea is innovative !

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  10. Very innovative, first time I am seeing a pickle with vendayam..

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  11. healthy pickle....never heard pickle with sprouts....very innovative :)

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  12. New to me...good thought and very healthy one..

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  13. new to me...good thought and very healthy one...

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  14. you are very inventive. Totally new to me. I am learning a lot from your posts. Thank you.

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  15. sounds bit diff but seems to be a healthy one

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  16. sprouted fenugreek pickle is very good for our health. Delicious and healthy pickle..thanks for sharing.

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  17. super delicious and healthy one...
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  18. new recipe to me.. well explained.. thanks for sharing dear..

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  19. wow, i love pickles...but its new to me... nice flavor...
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  20. healthy recipe punitha! thanks for sharing!

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  21. we make fenugreek and black gram pickle but this is new for me interesting. nice recipe.
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  22. This is a very nice and healthy pickle recipe..will definitely try it out Punitha.

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  23. Sprouted fenugreek pickle is new to me. It looks great.I have bookmarked it. Thanks.

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  24. This is so interesting. I use fenugreek but never imagine sprouting it.

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  25. superb delicious and healthy one...

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  26. great post,my father is diabetic...i will makr this for him..thank you:)

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  27. Looks yum!
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  28. Punita, very interesting recipe/pickle. I know of several different recipes we use with fenugreek but have never tried this.

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    1. when to thick tamarind paste while making the pickle

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  29. It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-)
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