Heat a pan add methi seeds, rice, red chillies and dry roast them till they turn light brown color. Take them out to cool.
Once cooled grind into a coarse powder. Wash and soak tamarind in a cup of water and keep aside
Heat oil to the same pan add popu ingredients and fry, when it splutter add curry leaves, sliced onion and stir-fry for 1 min on low-medium flame until tender.
Then add tamarind juice, turmeric powder, salt to fried onion and cook for 5 mins. Now add 2 sp ground powder and boil.
Finally add jaggery, chopped coriander leaves and cook for a couple of mins. After that transfer it to a serving bowl, spicy and tasty menthi pulusu is ready. It is a great combination with pappu, steamed white rice and dollop of ghee.