Monday, August 29, 2011

Menthe Sihi Dose / Fenugreek crepe

Menthe (Methi) is one of the flavourful seeds. It has lot of medicinal values. Methi seeds improve digestion , prevents constipation, gastritis and some other digestive problems, I have been told. Apart from all these, Methi is highly recommended for diabetic patients. I heard that Fenugreek oil ( I never tried)  prevents hair shedding. There are lots of dishes that can be made using Methi. Here, I am sharing the one of the delicious, easy recipes. I learnt  this recipe from my mom. Its a quite time consuming recipe, needs bit planning. Give this healthy recipe a try and more importantly, enjoy!

  • 4 cups white Rice
  • 1/2 cup Menthe / Methi/ fenugreek
  • 1 cup Jaggery ( melted)
  • Salt to taste

  • Soak the Methi for 18 to 20 hours( see the note).
  • Soak the rice for 3-4 hours.
  • After soaking, grind both Methi and Rice separately into fine paste. Take both the pastes in a large vessel, add salt to taste and mix very well. Consistency should be as of any other Dosa batter. Do not add too much water..Allow to ferment for  overnight.
  • Once after the fermentation add Jaggary and mix well.
  • Heat a pan, grease some oil and pour a ladle full of batter and spread  a little. Do not spread very thin. Cover and cook on a low to medium heat for about 1-2 mins. Do not over cook.
  • Then carefully flip the dose to cook other side.
  • Serve with Ghee and Garlic Chutney or pickle.

    Note: Fenugreek seeds must be very soft before grinding. Taste 2-3 seeds, if you feel the seeds are still bitter, boil the soaked fungreek seeds for 2-3 min. so that seeds gets softened and bitterness will be reduced. If the batter is too watery, Dosa will not turn out fluffy, and please do not over cook.

    I am sending this recipe to  CWF - WS - FENUGREEK, an event hosted by Priya.


    1. ಎಲ್ಲಾ ರುಚಿ ಆದಂಗೆ ಕಾಣ್ತು...

    2. Nice clicks dear.. dosa looks delicious:)
      I really wonder how it won't turn out bitter even after adding huge qty of fenugreek seeds!!

    3. @vani, thank you. Yes dosa wont be bitter if the seeds are very well soaked.

    4. dosa looks really delicious.. gud try with fenugreek seeds..