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I often use fenugreek seeds in my cooking. Fenugreek seeds have a bitter taste and have certain health benefits. Fenugreek seeds are readily available in any South Asian grocery stores.

Making this dish in a pressure cooker reduces the cooking time. You may also make this dish in a pot but you may need to add more water and cook it for a longer time. It can also be made as a vegetarian dish by removing the mince from the recipe.

Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince

  • 80g fenugreek seeds, soaked overnight
Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince

Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince
  • 50g dried peas, soaked overnight (I used dried green peas)
Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince
  • 100g mince
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Small piece of ginger, crushed
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and chilli powder to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Oil
  • Wash the soaked fenugreek seeds 2-3 times with cold water and drain it. This will reduce bitterness from the fenugreek seeds.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker in medium heat. Fry the onions, ginger and garlic until they are brown. Add mince and fry until brown.
Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince
  • Add fenugreek seeds and dried peas. Stir well.
  • Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder.
Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add water and cover the pressure cooker. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Fenugreek with Dried Peas and Mince


    MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...
    Adorably healthy recipe dear.Pics luk appetizingly delicious as well.Luv it.
  1. ... on October 10, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
  2. Ann@Anncoo Journal said...
    This is interesting. I've never heard or seen fenugreek seeds before, I bet this is very delicious :)
  3. ... on October 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
  4. Anonymous said...
    This looks very interesting. I've heard of fenugreek, but I've never had it before. Thanks for sharing!
  5. ... on October 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
  6. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...
    Such an interesting, healthy dish, looks delicious! :)
  7. ... on October 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
  8. Elisabeth said...
    Such a healthy and delicious recipe. You always explain so clearly the method of preparation with perfect photos, and great recipe!
  9. ... on October 11, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
  10. Angie's Recipes said...
    I am not familiar with the use of fenugreek...but I do love peas, and this looks so flavourful, warm and tasty!
  11. ... on October 11, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
  12. Peggy said...
    What a healthy bowl of deliciousness! Looks so tasty =)
  13. ... on October 12, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
  14. Its Dita ^-* said...
    yummy way to cook healty foods even the ingredients you use- good one!I must try the recipe- I can find fenugreek easily at my place. Thank you for sharing!^_^
  15. ... on October 12, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
  16. Prathima Rao said...
    Healthy dish & looks appetizing!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner
  17. ... on October 12, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
  18. cookingvarieties said...
    hi spoon and chopsticks. this is one dish where i really wonder how it tastes like, never seen this before. \
    quite curious on this one in particular, although there are so many dishes i have never seen before..must be the dried peas and fenugreek.
    i must learn to eat fenugreek and use them fro my curry too.
  19. ... on October 14, 2011 at 5:16 AM  
  20. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    @Dita: I didn't know you could get fenugreek in Indonesia.

    @cookingvarieties: You may find this dish slightly bitter as fenugreek seeds have a bitter taste.
  21. ... on October 14, 2011 at 5:54 AM  
  22. mjskit said...
    I've never used fenugreek before, but because I've been seeing it used so much lately, I have it on my Asian market shopping list. After seeing this recipe, now I'm really curious as to what they taste like. A great combination of seasonings and ingredients. Sounds like avery healthy and tasty dish!
  23. ... on October 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
  24. Elisabeth said...
    Very healthy,and delicious...thanks for sharing your great recipe:DDD
  25. ... on October 22, 2011 at 5:06 AM  

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