Mahanandi

Living in Consciousness ~ Indi(r)a’s Food and Garden Weblog

Menthi ~ From Pot to Plate

Menthi, Methi, Fenugreek:

Picking from the Planter
Plucking Menthi from the Planter

Cutting into Small Pieces
Cutting Menthi

Fresh, Flavorful Meal on a Sunday ~
Menthi Dal Mixed with Rice, and Mango Pickle
Menthi Dal Mixed with Rice, & Mango Pickle

This is my contribution to “Green Blog Project” started and hosted by my favorite newbie food blogger, lovely and talented, an avid gardener from Zone-10, Inji Pennu of Ginger and Mango.

How Menthi Started - Here
Menthi Dal Recipe - Here

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal), Indian Kitchen, Menthi Kura(Fenugreek) (Sunday May 21, 2006 at 4:47 pm- permalink)

The New Home of Mahanandi: www.themahanandi.org

14 comments for Menthi ~ From Pot to Plate »

  1. Pretty simple and neat post.

    Indira replies:
    Hey, thanks J.:)

    Comment by J — May 21, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

  2. Wow! Thanks so much! I just saw this vegetable for the first time a few days ago and had no idea what it was. Are you in California? I am here for a few more days.

    Indira replies:
    You are welcome, Chocolate Lady. This is the most common green veggie that we use in Indian cooking here after spinach. Tastes real good when cooked with lentils (dal) or with potatoes (aloo methi). Give it a try.
    I live in Ohio.
    California weather must be sunny and warm…lucky you! Have a great visit.

    Comment by the chocolate lady — May 21, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

  3. Thank you soo much Indira!! I am expecting lot of fresh veggie posts in the coming months too!

    But, Where is my poem? :) (Half of Florida already knows you are going to write one for me!) :-) )

    I am feeling lightheaded ,when you wrote I am your fav newbie food blogger!

    Thank you so much! Now, I sure need to learn to bake cookies :)

    Indira replies:
    I love your project idea, LG. Makes so much sense than ‘eating local’ challenge, which has the same appeal as ‘freeganism’, for me.
    Half of Florida, oh boy! :)
    aah… please, you know how talented you are, not only you have a beautiful garden, you are quite a story teller too. I really enjoy my visits to your blog.
    Thanks LG.

    Comment by L.G — May 21, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

  4. It was nice to see the journey of methi from Pot to plate Indira!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Sumitha.

    Comment by Sumitha — May 22, 2006 @ 3:27 am

  5. Oh Indira,I am sure everybody who reads this will envy L.G! Sorry L.G!

    Indira replies:
    :)
    No envies please, only proud to be part of this wonderful, online food blogging community.:)

    Comment by Sumitha — May 22, 2006 @ 3:31 am

  6. Hai indira, nice post for the green blog project. I too love methi and it gets cooked atleast once a week. It is indeed a flavourful green though it has bitter taste.

    I read that applying a paste of methi leaves on the face and washing it warm water cures pimples, black heads, and dryness of the skin. It prevents early appearance of wrinkles as well. When combined with neem leaves it is one of the best face packs one could use.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Shayna.
    I totally forgot about the rejunavating properties of menthi. Yep, we (me and my sisters) used to do that in our adolescent years. We’d combine dry methi powder with besan, turmeric, honey and yogurt and apply it as a face mask. That really works too.
    Thanks Shayna for sharing these forgotten tidbits about methi power.

    Comment by shayna — May 22, 2006 @ 4:34 am

  7. Those are such beautiful Methi leaves. I feel urged to grow my own Methi now.

    Indira replies:
    So much more flavor too. Give it a try, Vaishali. They are really easy to grow.

    Comment by Vaishali — May 22, 2006 @ 5:32 am

  8. Indira: I bet they taste better the ones we buy from Indian grocery stores and here am waiting for my methi[”pot to plate”]:) They are growing..mm beautifully i should say. Thanks for your post on methi’s Indira, yours made me “do it”. You are an inspiration, do you believe that…
    BTW: I am routinely preparing your dishes.. alteast one/week.. every single recipe turns wonderful.. Thanks buddy :)

    Indira replies:
    Please do post your pictures of ‘pot to plate’, happy growing and happy cooking. :)
    You are sweet and thanks Karthi.

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — May 22, 2006 @ 9:55 am

  9. HI Indira,
    Good work.Methi aakulu looks so fresh.I love to pick with you if iam there.Methikoora pappu yummy.
    Thanks for your information about cookiepress ,Indira.
    Vineela

    Indira replies:
    We could have shared the pappu muddalu.:) How much would that be.
    You are welcome, Vineela.

    Comment by vineela krishna — May 22, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

  10. Looks great Indira. I am glad I could at least see the hands behind all these delectable food! ;)
    My methis are all died.:( I don’t know what happened. One day I saw these tiny flies all over it, and then the leaves turned yellow. Before it spread to other plants, I dumped everything including the soil. I am starting another batch now. Aha!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks RP.
    So sorry to hear that. Good luck with the new batch!

    Comment by RP — May 22, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

  11. Potted methi always seem to grow faster than grounded methi and I am sure taste can’t be compared to the store bought one. Also thanks for the link to Farmers Market Parade.

    Indira replies:
    It sure tasted great.
    You are welcome, ISG.

    Comment by indosungod — May 22, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

  12. Indira: I did blog about my curry plant in my blog, please do check it out if you have time :) Somehow, i want you to see them. Thanks!

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — May 22, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

  13. Hi Indira
    I am sitting in Hawaii, searching for restaurants for dinner - thought will browse blogs. Really bad idea. I long for the good old pappu and pachadi on vedi vedi annamm uffffff :)

    Comment by Revathi — May 24, 2006 @ 12:56 am

  14. Thanks for introducing me to your friend and the Green Blog project — I love the combination of cooking/gardening… my two favorite things!

    Comment by Jonny — June 2, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

Your Comment

(required)

(required but not published)

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI