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Mar 16, 2008

Fenugreek Buttermilk

In Telugu, we call it “Menthi Majjiga”. This kind of buttermilk with the fenugreeks seeds is very good for indigestion. When the raw fenugreek seeds were eaten with curd, it was proven to cure the upset stomach. According to the recent studies, these fenugreek seeds were found to help in balancing the blood sugar in diabetes too.

This is a frequent visitor to our home, as we all like it very much. It is so simple and easy to prepare.

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 or 3 dry Red Chilies, broken
  • ¼ tsp Asafetida
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


In a bowl, mix the buttermilk with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside.

In a small pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the cumin, curry leaves, asafetida, red chilies and finally the fenugreek seeds. Fry them till they are light brown in color.

Add the above seasoning to the prepared buttermilk mix well. Leave the buttermilk for some time until the essence of the fenugreek seeds settles in. The buttermilk can be put on the flame to warm it just a little. If it were boiled, the buttermilk would break apart and won’t taste good.

This Fenugreek Buttermilk can be eaten with rice.

This is my contribution to "Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy” event hosted by Sangeeth.


kamala said... [Reply]

Never made this.looks good

Dhivya said... [Reply]

new to me...looking simple and yummm

Deepa Kuber said... [Reply]

hey uma, thanks for visiting my blog.

this is something new.. fenugreek buttermilk.. wow!

Unknown said... [Reply]

This is my husband's favorite:) He likes curd items :) We put ashgourd in this:)

Raks said... [Reply]

Thanx for sharing such an useful recipe Uma!

Manasi said... [Reply]

Sounds nice!! Do we eat the fenugreek seeds or discard after the flavor has seeped?

Cham said... [Reply]

I love this majjiga my andhra friend's make it :) Looks simple

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks good..fenugreek seeds in buttermilk has its own medicinal values too..

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

NIce dish. will try it sometimes. Amma used to give fenugreek seeds with buttermilk when we had diarrhoea. It has proven to alleviate the symptoms.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Uma, even I make this minus turmeric, with the addition of curd chillies. And we call it Mor chaaru. Love this with some papad.

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Nice idea uma..have you added ginger along with it??

Kalpana said... [Reply]

Naaku mee concept and blog baaga nachchindi........ :)

FH said... [Reply]

Yummy! I love Majjige but don't use fenugreek in mine. Looks yummy, a must try!:))

Unknown said... [Reply]

hey Uma..thats a nice and healthy drink.

Finla said... [Reply]

I love this buttermilk curry.
I make them sometimes as i got this recipe from one of my friends.
I love it.

Archy said... [Reply]

never tried it..
But it so simple and easy..!!
Lovely Uma..

Kalai said... [Reply]

Have never tried with fenugreek, but this looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing, Uma! :)

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I'm all for spicy buttermilk - yummy.

Seema said... [Reply]

I make the same, but never used Fenugreek for seasoning...Will try, spicy buttermilk is welcome, specially in summers!

Rupa said... [Reply]

A new recipe to me..Good for stomach during hot days..Will try it for sure..Thanks for sharing

Annu said... [Reply]

Something new,sounds great...will try it this ra.

Vani said... [Reply]

Hey, we call it majjige in Kannada too! Never had the methi see version but I've heard about the goodness of methi seeds in Ayurveda. The majjige sounds tsaty!

Sagari said... [Reply]

never added menthulu to curd ,it looks delecious uma

Rama said... [Reply]

Nice Dish..Looks good....nice pictures....

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