Methi dal fry Recipe,how to make methi dal

Priya Joshi | Jun 24, 2016 | 4 Comments so far

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Easy and nutritious Methi dal Recipe with pictures
I am such a big fan of "dal- chawal"combo. I used to make diferent dal recipes every weekend.
Methi dal is one of the healthy recipes. I Like simple methi subji a lot. Since Dal is the staple food in india, you can make any variation of dal .I have used Tuvar Dal(pigeon peas split) in this recipe because Methi leaves is bitter in taste and Tuvar dal helps to balance the taste. I haven't try this recipe using chana dal.

Fenugreek leaves are slightly bitter in taste but it is very powerful, nutritious green leafy vegetable. When it combines with other ingredients it won’t taste that much bitter but it takes the dish to whole new level.
The flavors go well with other ingredients. It tastes just fantastic. When you make this dal, you will get nice aroma from methi leaves. In this Methi dal recipe, I have added onion, tomatoes which give nice taste to the dal.

I have used Toor Dal Only but you can use any combination of dal as per your liking.It is very healthy dal that you can have it on everyday basis. I usually make this dal and plain rice for our meal. If you like the taste of fenugreek leaves then I am sure you will love this.

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Recipe Details for making Methi Dal below:

  Recipe Fenugreek curry dal-how to make Methi dal fry

Prep Time :15 min
Cook Time :15 min
Total Time :30 min
Main Ingredient :Fenugreek & pigeon peas
Serves : 2
Cuisine : Indian

  • 1 cup Tuvar dal/pigeon peas split
  • 2 cups water[to boil dal]
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Methi leaves/Fenugreek leaves,chopped
  • 1 medium size onion,chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato,chopped
  • 1 small green chili ,chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste | 8 cloves garlic,chopped
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumins
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • a pinch of red chili powder[optional]
  • Coriander for garnishing[optional]
  • 1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
    3 days frozen leaves

    1. Wash Dal and Transfer it in pressure cooker.Add 2 cup water.
    2. Pressure cook dal for 15 min on medium flame.
    3. Mash dal using back side of your spatula.
    4. Heat oil in kadai.
    5. Add mustard seeds and cumins.When they crakle, add garlic paste(OR chopped garlic).
    6. Add onions and saute it well.
    7. Add tomatoes,chili and ginger.Mix well. Add methi leaves and mix well.
    8. Add salt,turmeric powder,Red chili powder and 1 tbsp water.
    9. Cook the mixture for 30 seconds.
    10. Add cooked dal and boil mixture for 5-10 min.
    11. Add Ghee on the top and serve hot.
      • you can avoid red chili powder. it is totally optional.

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      1. Thanks for reminding me about this recipe. My family loves this recipe.

      2. My family is a big fan of methi dal....looks absolutely delicious

      3. Dal looks delicious and super healthy...


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