Dana-methi mirchi/ fenugreek seeds- chili

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Blogging Marathon # 15




You will find Dana-methi mirchi by default in the menu of all Rajasthani marriage functions.  Beside culinary uses, the Fenugreek seeds has many medicinal benefits. Since the ancient times, Fenugreek seeds has been used to increase milk production in nursing mothers. You can read more about it’s benefits here and here.





  • 1 cup chopped green chili
  • 2 tablespoon fenugreek seeds(dana methi)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry raw mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste








  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds for 3-4 hrs.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds and hing.
  4. Add green chili's. Fry it for 2 minutes.
  5. Add turmeric powder, salt and fenugreek seeds and cook it for a minute.
  6. Add dry mango powder. mix and switch off the gas.






  • If you are in a hurry, instead of soaking the fenugreek seeds, you can boil them for 10-15 minutes and drain.
  • If you can’t handle the hotness of green chili. Boil the chopped green chili for 2 minutes or microwave it in the bowl of water for a minute and then drain. It will reduce the hotness of chili.
  • This chili will be good at room temperature for 2-3days outside the refrigerator.

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Comments (23)

Very interesting traditional dish. I've heard soaking methi seeds makes them less bitter and more palatable. Your dish looks yummy.

I have never heard of anything like this. Interesting. What do they eat this with? Like a chutney?

How do you eat this? Seems awfully spicy to eat as a side dish?

We do a curry with fenugreek and papad. This looks yummy too.


We have chilies and ginger/tamarind combination. It is sweetened with jaggery and eaten in small quantities like a pickle.

Quite new recipe to me.. would love to try them for a change ..

Thanks for sharing

Looks so nice. Is it used as a pickle?

Love that bright colour Manisha, sounds very nice..

wonderful...my mouth's watering Manisha...I am a fan of rajasthani food and wonder how my friends have never made this..although we have methi papad in guuju cuisine..this totally rocks!!

Quite a hot fiery dish..Sounds healthy coz of fenugreek seeds..

What an interesting authentic dish, Had never heard of this, should tell my dad he is diabetic, this might be of interest to him, with what do you eat it with

That looks super delicious and spicy and yummy !!!

Sounds new to me,must be tasty and spicy....

ooo very spicy! a new one to me!

colorful recipe for this spring...completely new recipe for me..keep posting.....gud job

This is an absolutely new dish to me. Looks very nice and spicy too!

This is an absolutely new dish to me. Looks very nice and spicy too!

Interesting. Are you supposed to use hotter or milder chillies?

This is new to me!Looks nice..

look too spicy....and also increase the flavor of meal

wow lovely recipe. bookmarked. never made this type of dish. so eager to make this

Lovely Post. Thanks for sharing.
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It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-)
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