These days we use a lot of sprouts to make healthy salads. Methi seeds can also be sprouted easily at home. Wash them well and soak for few hours. Then put them in a wet muslin cloth and keep sprinkling water as soon as the cloth is dry. It takes 3-4 days for them to sprout well. Now these sprouts can be used to make salads, curries and pickles. I just add a spoonful of these to almost all my curries as they are healthy.
Here is the recipe of a sweet, sour and spicy pickle made with these sprouts.
Methi / fenugreek sprouts .... 3 cups
Mustard oil ........................... 3/4 cup
Organic jaggery powder ........ 4 tbsps
Turmeric powder ................... 1 tsp
Vinegar or apple cider...... 3-4 tbsps
Salt ........................................ 2 tsps
Dry Roast and Grind:
Dry red chillies ......... 5-6
Fennel seeds / saunf .... 2 tbsps
Cumin seeds ................ 1 tbsp
Corinader seeds ........... 1 tbsp
Cloves .......................... 5-6
Javitri ......................... 1
Black pepper corns .... 1 tsp
Soak the methi seeds in water for few hours. Wrap them in a wet muslin cloth and keep sprinkling water as soon as the cloth is dry. It takes 3-4 days.
Now dry roast the ingredients mentioned in List 2
Grind them coarsely.
Add salt, turmeric powder, jaggery powder and mix together.
Heat the mustard oil in a pan. Bring it to a smoking point and reduce the flame and allow it to cool down a bit.
Tip in the methi sprouts and simmer for a minute.
Now add the vinegar.
Stir in the ground masala powder and stir well. Simmer for a minute until the jaggery melts. Switch off the gas and let it cool.
Store in a sterilized jar and refrigerate it. It says good for 2-3 weeks or even more. I prefer making in small quantity.
methi pickle that too with sporuts ..interesting..ReplyDelete
Thanks Usha.. must try it.Delete
this is unique shobha jiReplyDelete
Thank you so much Amrita :)Delete
Sounds good. Must try.ReplyDelete
Thanks Archana.. do try and give me the feed back :)Delete
Oh wow definitely going to try this!!ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Interesting and a unique recipe..ReplyDelete
Thanks Ruxana :)Delete
methi seeds pickle sounds yum. Made it for my hubby who is diabetic in the past. Tastes great. Will redo and share. Thanks for the reminder Shobha.ReplyDelete
Thanks Archana. This is really good for diabetics. Taste and health combinedDelete
Methi seeds have sprouted so nicely Shobha. An interesting pickle recipe using only sprouted methi and spices. Must be so enjoyable with parathas and khichdi.ReplyDelete
Yes Mayuri. This really tasted awesome with parathas and puris.Delete
Methi Sprouts Pickle is such an incredible therapeutic pickle with so much of health benefits. I have tried the methi sprouts stir fry. I shall try this pickle soon.ReplyDelete
True dear. I would love to try out the stir fry now. Did you add anything else or just these sprouts with spices.Delete
Methi sprouts pickle looks brilliant shobhaji! Never knew we can pickle them! I have only added them to my salads, i m definitely trying this pickle!ReplyDelete
Priya you will love it. If you want a spicy version skip the jaggery.Delete
Certainly very interesting pickle to make using sprouted methi daana . Must try for sureReplyDelete
Do try Priya. You will like it for sure. ThanksDelete
This pickle looks delicious. We used to make this pickle specially for my dad who was diabetic.ReplyDelete
He believed that fenugreek helped to keep his blood sugars regular. Not sure how true this was. But this healthy pickle would be great with any Indian meal.
Thanks Mina. Yes, this is really a nice one for diabetics.Delete
Methi Sprouts Pickle is such a good recipe, would love to try it soon. Lovely post indeed.ReplyDelete
Thanks for likingDelete
I make this pickle regularly but with a different set of masala. the Fennel, cloves and other spices are such a flavoursome addition here . bookmarked ur recipe!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kalyani. Hope you make and enjoy this one too.Delete