Menthe/ Methi / Fenugreek seeds tambuli

Menthe or Fenugreek has cooling property. Adding this in diet cools body and it is very good during dry, winter days as well as summer. It is a good remedy for mouth ulcers. Look for my post on Home remedies for mouth ulcers. Menthe brings down glucose level in blood. Jaggery can be removed from the ingredients for diabetics. Taste will become little bitter in that case.

Fenugreek seeds tambuli

Recipe is as follows
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

Fenugreek seeds/ methi beeja – 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Jaggery – lemon sized piece
Pepper - to taste (optional)
Salt – to taste
Curds/ Buttemilk – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 teaspoon
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – ¼ spoon
Dry red chilli – 1
Curry leaves – 5-6


  • Fry menthya/ fenugreek seeds with 1 teaspoon ghee till you get nice aroma and it turns brown. 
  • Take fried fenugreek, grated coconut, jaggery, salt and pepper in a mixer jar. 
  • Grind to smooth paste adding little water. Transfer to a serving bowl. 
  • Add curds or buttermilk to it and mix well. 
  • Temper mustard, red chilli in oil, add curry leaves and season the tambuli with this. Sweetish cool tambuli is ready to serve.

Menthe tambuli

  • Variations to this tambuli is possible by adding fresh wild ixora/ kepula flowers while grinding.
  • Adjust jaggery as required.
  • Chilli can be added instead pepper, but I recommend pepper or without any spice too!