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Fenugreek Sprouts Pickle

AnjaliD's picture
A simple pickle made with Fenugreek sprouts. Directions to sprout the Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds)- Soak the seeds in water for 10-12 hrs. Drain water, wrap the soaked seeds in cheesecloth. It takes about 1-2 days for the seeds to sprout. Keep the cheesecloth moist for good, healthy sprouts.
Ingredients
  Fenugreek sprouts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green chillies 2 , slit lengthwise and cut into little bigger pieces
  Lemon 1
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Heat little oil, add mustard seeds. Wait till they pop. Now add turmeric. Remove from heat.
Add this oil-mustard seeds-turmeric to the Fenugreek sprouts.
Add Green chillies, lemon juice, salt.
Mix well.

Enjoy this with Roti (Wheat Tortilla) or try it as a sandwich spread.
This pickle stays good for only 1-2 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Restriction: 
Raw
Interest: 
Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
This is a very healthy way to get some Fenugreek seeds in our system. Fenugreek seeds are packed with protein and are very healthy. Interestingly, the sprouts are not that bitter and this pickle has a very good crunch to it. Its a simple pickle to make and has a great combination of sour-spicy-bitter flavors. Fenugreek Sprouts can be used in salads to give that spicy flavor. Try it and you might become a Fenugreek Fan :)
Subtitle: 
Fenugreek sprouts Pickle

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3 Comments

Snigdha's picture
Sounds simple yet tasty. Fenugreek is also very beneficial to Diabetics because it is said to lower blood glucose levels.
Snigdha's picture
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum [Latin]), also known as Greek hay and fenigreek, was used to treat a whole slew of ailments in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, everything from bronchial problems to low libido. Indian Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine recommend fenugreek to treat arthritis and bronchitis, induce labor, improve digestion, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Fenugreek also has a long history of use for treatment of reproductive disorders in women. Recent studies have shown that fenugreek helps lower blood glucose levels, and may be an effective treatment for both type 1 and 2 diabetes. In one study, glucose levels in those with type 1diabetes participants’ urine fell 54 percent after taking 50 grams of fenugreek seeds twice a day. Fenugreek is also being studied for its cardiovascular benefits. Researchers in India found people who took 2 ounces of fenugreek seed each day had significantly (around 14 percent) lower cholesterol levels after 24 weeks, and had lowered their risk of heart attack by more than 25 percent. The same study showed that participants with type 2 diabetes had significantly lower blood sugar levels after eating fenugreek. Fenugreek seeds contain diosgenin, a phytoestrogen compound that seems to mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen. Fenugreek has been used for many years as a form of natural hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women. The diosgenin in fenugreek is thought to help increase libido lessening the effects of hot flashes and hormone-induced mood fluctuations; however, fenugreek is also traditionally used to promote weight gain and stimulate breast growth. In fact, fenugreek is often used as an active ingredient in natural breast enlargement supplements, and fenugreek sprouts are said to be particularly effective for breast enlargement. Today many herbalists recommend fenugreek to help promote the healing of wounds, rashes, and boils. Recent studies have shown fenugreek to be an anti-inflammatory, which supports its traditional use as a treatment for sore throat, arthritis, and wound healing. Commission E, a group that evaluates the safety and efficacy of herbs for the German government, approves fenugreek for treatment of inflammation, loss of appetite, and gastritis. Fenugreek seeds contain a lot of mucilage, which helps sooth gastrointestinal inflammation by coating the lining of the stomach and intestine. Fenugreek is available in capsules, tinctures, and powder form. To treat skin inflammation, the powdered form of fenugreek may be mixed with warm water to make a poultice. Fenugreek is also used in commercial preparations and teas formulated to help balance women’s hormones and/or enlarge the breasts. Fenugreek seeds with or without sprouts are also sold at most health food stores. People with diabetes should take fenugreek only after first consulting their physician since this herb is known to affect blood sugar levels. Some people have reported that fenugreek makes them feel nauseas or causes diarrhea. Source: http://www.vitaminstuff.com/herbs-fenugreek.html
shantihhh's picture
WOW! Never thought of sprouting those funky hards seeds. Must give it a try as we love fresh methi and of course ground fenugreek. Shanti/Mary-Anne