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Methi Leaves Rasam

Spicy Curry made from Fenugreek leaves

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

I recently visited India & had been to Tirupati. This Rasam was served in one of the hotel in Andra.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Fenugreek leaves (Methi)
    • 1/2 cup Toor dal
    • 1/2 cup fresh Coconut
    • 1 Chopped Onion
    • 1 chopped Tomato
    • 4-5 Green chilies
    • 3-4 cloves chopped Garlic
    • 1 cup Water
    • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
    • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
    • 2-3 broken Red Chillies
    • 3-4 tsp Vegetable Oil/ghee
    • A pinch turmeric
    • Salt to taste


    1. Cook Toor Dal with Turmeric, Onion & Tomatoes till it is soft.
    2. Roast Methi leaves, Green chillies and Garlic in 2 tsp of Oil. Grind to a fine paste with Coconut.
    3. Add the ground paste to Dal mixture along with Water and boil for 4-5 mins.
    4. Heat remaining Ghee in a small kadai. Add Mustard seeds, Hing & Dry Red Chillies. Add it to the rasam & serve hot with steamed Rice.
    5. Note: Adjust consistency according to your requirement.


    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    hi Mayask & Jean...u can always change according to ur taste & requirement. Next time i'll try with tamarind juice as suggested by u ppl. Thank u for ur comments.

    jean chaurasia

    This is more a methi-daal recipe than rasam, it tastes nice, but may I suggest adding some tamarind juice/extract and thinning down the dal with additional water to make it as rasam. This is what my relative does, she makes the daal and then removes the liquid on top and seasons it with tarkar as specified, so you get a daal dish and also a rasam dish. Thanks again for a tasty recipe.


    Hi ! Mrs. Hariprasad ....Thank U so much . Wonderful Methi leaves rasam . Doubt ? ? ? Dont we add tamarind extract to this rasam ?

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Thank u stay in India was really good so we decided to move back. I too like most of ur veggie receipes as i'm a vegetarian. U r doing a good wrk...keep it up!

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Mrs.Hariprasad!.Fine and hope the same with u.Hope u've enjoyed ur stay in India.This rasam recipe needs applaud and I luv almost all ur recipes.