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My mother became seriously ill in mid february and was hospitalised for more than three weeks. I was in Gurgoan, taking care of my mother in the hospital during day time. In the past few days, I have learnt a lot about balanced diet, physiotherapy, some info on medical science and a few yummy andhra recipes from my sister in law Padma.

You give anything to an andhra lady, she will prepare a pachadi ( thogayal or chutney) out of it! 🙂 Here’s the recipe for venthaya keerai thogayal( Fenugreek leaves chutney), Padma prepared for me.

Fenugreek leaves chutney.( Venthaya Keerai Thogayal)


  • Fenugreek leaves – 1 cup
  • Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  • Red chillies – 4 nos
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Hing – a small piece
  • Tamarind – 2 inch piece
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon


  1. Wash and drain the fenugreek leaves.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai and fry urad dal, mustard seeds, hing and redchillies till golden.
  3. Add the fenugreek leaves and fry for 3 minutes on a medium flame stirring continously.
  4. Allow to cool. Add salt and tamarind and grind to a coarse chutney.

This chutney tastes good with rice, rotis and any southindian tiffins.


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