Fenugreek Seed Salad (Methi ko aachar Newari Style)

Fenugreek (methi) seed have many useful properties. In Nepal, fenugreek is widely used to flavor aachar. Due to its glactagouge (milk producing) property, it is used to make soup for lactating mother. In today’s post, we present fenugreek Seed Salad which is a popular dish among the Newari community in Nepal. This recipe was prepared by our SherpaniChef model Namrata Dangol.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Fenugreek seed soaked overnight
1 large tomato chopped
1/2 cup red onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
3 large green chili chopped
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup sesame powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Pinch of sichuan pepper (optional)
3 tablespoon oil

Directions:

1. Soak 1/2 cup Fenugreek seed overnight and drain excess water.DSC_0024-0012. Prepare all the ingredients.
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3. Toast sesame seed and grind it into fine powder. DSC_00224. In a small pan, heat oil. Add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until they become soft. Add other spices (cumin and turmeric powder). Mix well.  DSC_0026-0015. In a large bowl mix frengreek seed, sauteed onion, ginger and garlic. Also, add tomatoes, sesame powder, green chili, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix well and enjoy! DSC_0032-001

 

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