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Carrot Methi Thogayal – Carrot and Green Chutney

Carrot Methi Thogayal – Carrot Fenugreek leaves Chutney is a simple and tasty dish which I made recently. You can serve this as a side with white rice and curry or sambar/rasam. You can also mix it with white rice and eat it with papad or chips. I wanted to prepare something quick and tasty for lunch and my friend told me about this recipe which she tried from Sailusfood. Now this has become one of our favorite. Here you go…

Preparation time: 25 minutes 

No. of servings: 5 

Spice level: 2.5 out of 5


  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chili – 4
  • Garlic cloves – 4
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Shredded carrot – 2 cups
  • Fresh methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) – 1 cup
  • Seasoning – 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, few curry leaves and asafoetida
Method of Preparation:
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad dal, channa dal, dry red chilies, garlic, cumin seeds. Fry till dal becomes golden brown. Let it cool in a plate.
  2. Over medium heat add a tsp of oil in the same pan and add green chilies and shredded carrot. Fry till the raw smell of carrot is gone (about 4 to 5 minutes). Do not let it change color.
  3. Remove from pan and let it cool.
  4. Over medium heat add 1/2 tsp of oil and add fresh methi leaves and fry till it shrinks for about 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool.
  5. Grind the dal, chili and garlic mixture first and then add carrot and methi and pulse and grind until you get a coarse mixture.
  6. Thogayal or Chutney is ready. You can serve it with white rice and papad or as a side with rice and curry or sambar or rasam.


  1. Wat an interesting and healthy chutney..loving it.

  2. Have you announced the giveaway winners?

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  3. Thanks Priya.

  4. I have tried many receipes from this site for the past few months and since I will not have the right ingredients, It will not come out well..
    But today I tried to prepare this receipe and it came out really well!!! I loved it!!! I just replaced methi leaves with coriander leaves. Thanks for the receipe…