Saturday, February 6, 2010

Methi Papad Nu Shaak ( Fenugreek Seeds & Popadam Curry )

No vegetables, nor green leafy vegetables..not one for 8 straight days.. Yes I am talking about that time of year we just passed where we run out of recipes with no clue what to cook without using those daily food prepared with veggies..Jains celebrate "Paryushan" ( Pari + ushan = all kinds + to burn = to burn (shed) our all types of karmas )every year this very important festival in their community for self-purification and uplift by adhering to the 10 universal virtues in practical life. This is meant to lead adherents on the right path, far from the mad strife for material prosperity, which ultimately leads the follower to his true destination salvation. This special Methi Papad Nu Shaak" goes directly to CWS-Fenugreekevent started by Priya, and hosted at Denufood, also to Yasmeen for hostingHealth Nut Challenge- 4 Bitter Better Health.


Know what you eat:Fenugreek seeds contain hormone precursors that can increase milk production in nursing mothers and it is widely used for insufficient lactation.
Because of the high mucilage content found in the fenugreek seeds it is considered a useful herb for diarrhea. The seeds husks absorb water resulting in bulkier stool.The seeds of Fenugreek contain choline which may be helpful for memory loss and to slow down the aging process. It has been used to treat bronchitis and asthma.,also considered a good herbal remedy for sore throat and coughs. It has also been used as an herb to promote hair growth both in women and men.
Fenugreek has been used for skin irritation, such as ulcers, boils, eczema, dandruff and cellulite.It is used to treat diabetes in adults, can be helpful as a herbal remedy to minimize the symptoms of menopause and it is thought to be helpful for painful PMS. Any reasons not to still eat this magic seed ??????

Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 3

Ingredients:
3 large moong dal papads
1/4 C green or yellow methi (fenugreek) seeds
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 tsp. each cumin & mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
1/4 tsp. dhania powder
3-4 pinches turmeric
2 pinches asafoetida
Jaggery according to taste
salt to taste
2 C water


Method:
1. Boil or pressure cook fenugreek seeds with some salt in water, till soft to touch or 3 whistles.
2. Once cooked, drain the liquid, pour cold water and drain again. Keep aside. (this step is very important to get rid of all the bitterness in fenugreek)
3. Break papad into squares roughly. (keep big pieces)
4. Dissolve dry masalas, salt & jaggery in 1/2 cup water.
5. Heat a heavy pan, add oil, mustard, cumin seeds, allow to splutter, add masala water. Stir.
6. Add remaining water if you need more gravy, methi seeds, bring to a boil.
7. Add moong dal papad pieces, bring back to boil.
8. Cook on low, covered, for 3-4 minutes or till papad is soft.
9. Serve hot with chapati.

42 comments:

Sireesha said...

Shaak looks gorgeous:)Its new for me...will try it...

Sanghi said...

papad curry is new to me.. will try out.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely and healthy too...

Nandini said...

The information on fenugreek seeds is really useful! This curry is scrumptious!

Pari said...

this is completely new to me and looks very healthy. especially for women post delivery methi is really good.

Cham said...

Very differemt way to eat methi and papad! New recipe

iRaw said...

Oooh, this looks amazing!! Another wonderful dish for me to try.

chakhlere said...

Thats a new recipe to me!! Looks healthy and yummy!

aquadaze said...

I'd just heard of this, it sound so easy and delish!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe,never tasted papad like this!

Priya Narasimhan said...

This is a very new recipe to me though we make kozhambu with papad..I can keep eating this for more than 8 days too. :-)It looks delicious...

sangeeta said...

have tried papad ki sabzi with curds n loved it..
in your version ( i am sure it's tasty) i thought it will be bitter with this much methi, but you boiled and threw away the water....it's like wasting the goodness of methi..i think i'll try this with sprouted methi seeds as i have made a good recipe with sprouted methi n coconut in the past...
methi is a good antiviral too ..
the water you discarded can be taken as tea mixed with honey....it's good for body odour if taken for long duration....

you provide very good info on nutrition in each post n i find it quite inspirational...

Priya said...

Such a delicious shaak, very new combination..

Parita said...

Delicious curry there, i have had curry with papads but never used methi seeds before..def will try!

Nags said...

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, especially about methi seeds :)

Mansi said...

Hey, this looks lovely...great to know about the benefits of Fenugreek seeds...shall try this recipe soon.

Priti said...

Looks yum..U guys knw I wanted to post this one so many times but never manage too....I just love this one with roti...

Lone Acorn said...

You always make something unusual which I have never heard of. Great to know such different undiscovered recipes.

Hari Chandana said...

Sounds too good.. nice clicks!!

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..something new to me..wonderful combo:)

Sharmila said...

I make papad ki sabzi .. but adding methi seeds is new to me. Sure is healthy! :-)

Sush said...

a very different dish. Never heard of this.

Happy cook said...

I have neve rhad this, it looks so dleicous.

lata raja said...

Yet another great recipe here.I relish methi in seed or leaf form. Another recipe bookmarked.

Pavani said...

Never cooked with methi seeds as the main ingredient before. Shaak looks delicious. Will try.

Palidor said...

Thanks for visiting my site. This dish looks delicious! With all those health benefits, I should eat fenugreek more often!

Padma said...

Nice combo and healthier too with the addition of methi....

Stephanie said...

Hi, I just got some fenugreek seed, and am excited to try this out. I hope I will be able to find the papads.

Thanks.
Peace, Stephanie

Divya Vikram said...

I happened to have papad curry at my frd's place and was very much hooked to it. love the lovely combo!

Ann said...

WOW!! Totally NEW and looks super interseting to me.. I so want to know how it tastes like. Will let you know Once i make this :) Looks yumm

kittymatti said...

so different and nice...interesting recipe!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I bet this is delicious! I didn't know fenugreek seed was so good for me - thanks for the information!

Preety said...

that's a nice and new recipe..will give this a try sometime

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Looks nice and delicious, never tried pappad as curry.

Shri said...

Wow!My dad used to mention that you can add papads to the curries but never did it!It looks terrific!

Pavithra said...

wow the curry is really tempting ..looks so delicious will try for sure. Thanks for the recipe dear.

Purva Desai said...

I love methi papad nu shaak.....it looks delicious....reminds me of my childhood

Lisa said...

Very unique. I would be sure to enjoy this. Thanks for sharing this!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Everyone for taking time and writing comments..

Sangeeta, Thanks for your concern, but this as you know, is fenugreek seeds subzi, and we eat in good quantity..so to remove the bitter water does still makes it worth eating.

Suparna said...

hi,
This looks so delicious girls! I've never tasted this onethough have read and seen it a couple of tv shows I loved this healthier version u've posted it def seems delicious

SV said...

Hi there,

Can I check if the Papad should be toasted/fried or should it be used plain without doing anything to it?

Gexton said...

I'm not familiar with seeds but this is good to know the benefits of this seeds
sesame seeds
fennel seeds

 
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