- Heat the vegetable oil in a small pan and add the cumin seeds to it. When the seeds stop spluttering, add the asafetida, chopped tomatoes, salt and green chili chopped. Fry until tomatoes become pulpy. Add crushed fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, red chili powder, turmeric powder, mango powder and 3 cups of water. Boil for 7-8 minutes.
- Now add mashed potato and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
- Take out in a dish when the gravy is thick. Mix garam masala powder.
Do You Know?
Fenugreek seeds contain a high percentage of mucilage, which is a natural gummy substance. This mucilage does not dissolve in water and when fenugreek seeds are exposed to fluids, they swell up and form gooey mass. This soft mass is not absorbed by the body, but instead passes through the intestines and also triggers intestinal muscle contractions. Both actions promote the emptying of intestinal contents.
Therefore, fenugreek is a mild but effective laxative.