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Methi dal recipe, Easy dal recipes

Methi dal recipe| Methi dal fry, using toor dal, a simple, healthy  dal recipe with methi leaves pairs well with rice, chapati and pulaos. Dal is always a staple food at me place and it is quite comforting too. As Methi leaves are freshly available in the market i thought i will post this simple Methi dal recipe. I have already given this recipe in my Kuttis kitchen cook book. I was travelling for the past 3 days and after returning back home made this easy dal recipe and clicked the same for the post. If you are looking for easy and healthy recipes then you must try this Methi dal recipe.
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Methi dal recipe

Methi dal recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Methi dal recipe| Methi dal fry, using toor dal, a simple, healthy dal recipe with methi leaves pairs well with rice, chapati and pulaos.

     Toor dal  1/2 cup
     Onion  1
     Tomato 1 
     Garlic  4-5 cloves
     Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
     Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
    Asafoetida  a generous pinch
    Methi leaves  1 cup (chopped)
    Oil  + ghee  1 tblsp
    Green chili  3
    Salt  as needed


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Method :

  • In a wide vessel add the toor dal, chopped onion, tomato and peeled garlic.
  • Add turmeric powder and pressure cook this with enough water for 4-5 whistles.
  • Mash the dal using a wooden whisk and keep aside.
  • In a pan add oil and ghee and add the cumin seeds.
  • Add the slit green chilis.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add in the chopped methi leaves.
  • Cook for a minute. Do not change the color.
  • Add the cooked dal mixture.
  • If needed add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water.
  • Add the salt.
  • Let this come to a boil and allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • If you like squeezing a dash of lemon, add few drops after switching off the flame.
  • Methi dal pairs well with plain rice and also with roti and pulao varieties too.
Notes:
  1. You can replace moong dal instead of toor dal. In that case add 1/3 cup of moong dal as it gives good volume.
  2. Fresh methi leaves tastes best for methi dal recipe.

    

Methi dal recipe

Method with step by step pictures :

  • In a wide vessel add the toor dal, chopped onion, tomato and peeled garlic.
  • Add turmeric powder and pressure cook this with enough water for 4-5 whistles.
  • Mash the dal using a wooden whisk and keep aside.
methi dal 1
  • In a pan add oil and ghee and add the cumin seeds.
  • Add the slit green chilis.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add in the chopped methi leaves.
methi dal 2
  • Cook for a minute. Do not change the color.
  • Add the cooked dal mixture.
  • If needed add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water.
  • Add the salt.
  • Let this come to a boil and allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes.
methi dal 3
  • Switch off the flame.
  • If you like squeezing a dash of lemon, add few drops after switching off the flame.
  • Methi dal pairs well with plain rice and also with roti and pulao varieties too.
Methi dal fry
Notes:
  1. You can replace moong dal instead of toor dal. In that case add 1/3 cup of moong dal as it gives good volume.
  2. Fresh methi leaves tastes best for methi dal recipe.

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