Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sprouted Methi & Dal Powder/Mulaivita Vendhaya Paruppu Podi

My followers knows very well that i make quite often sprouts with beans and seeds at home itself. For sprouting we dont need any specific container. A small bottle container and a dark place can make some magic also you need patience for sprouting,coz sprouts may take more than two days while some may take three days to sprout. Recently i prepared few fenugreek sprouts at home, after making some instant pickles and spicy tamarind based gravies aka kaara kuzhambu finally i prepared this incredible dal powder using some leftover fenugreek sprouts and dals.

Actually this is the first time am trying a paruppu podi with sprouted fenugreek seeds,trust me this podi turned out extremely fabulous with a mild tolerable bitterness. Am having twice a week this podi mixed with rice topped with gingelly oil or ghee. Sprouted fenugreeks, we call in tamil as  mulaivita or mulaikattiya vendhayam(முளைவிட்ட வெந்தயம்) tastes less bitter when compared to the fenugreek seeds. Anyhow this bitter better seeds are seriously very healthy and definitely a diabetic friendly dal powder which helps to reduce the sugar level in blood by frequent intake.Today is the first thursday of the month and its time to post for Vegan Thursdays, an vegan event running twice a month and this healthy dal powder goes to this event too.

1cup Sprouted methi seeds/sprouted fenugreek seeds
1/4cup Toordal
3tbsp Channadal
3nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Garlic cloves

Dry roast the sprouted fenugreek seeds in simmer flame until they lose their moisture and turn dry, this may take almost less than half an hour.

Dry roast evenly the dals together until a nice aroma comes out..

Now dry roast the dry red chillies,peppercorns,cumin seeds and keep aside until they gets cool completely.

Grind everything with salt as coarse powder, finally add the garlic cloves and grind it as bit coarse powder.

Conserve in an air tightened box..

Enjoy with rice topped gingelly oil and potato roast..


  1. Nvr heard of this kinda podi... interesting akka...

  2. This sounds interesting, Akka! Flavorful podi to have with rice.. :)

  3. paruppu podi i knw but havent done at home.This one looks fabulous with more goodness

  4. Sounds delicious, healthy and flavorful.

  5. Interesting and very flavourful podi.

  6. very intresting recipe sis...looks flavourful...

  7. Nice recipe sounds different I have never heard of sprouted methi only u can come up with good creative stuff like this.Nice priya.

  8. Interesting will that give a bitter aftertaste? Love the idea~!

  9. Delicious......Fenugreek or Methi is very much beneficial for diabetics....would love to make a batch myself!!

  10. Priya, this is such a wonderful podi, i think taking this regularly will surely keep diabetes at bay. Thanks for sharing.

  11. lovely podi, perfect sidedish for idlis rice n many more!

  12. Perfect side for idlies and dosa using sprouted moong makes it even more healthy


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