Sunday, May 17, 2015

Methi Dal–Dal Methi

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                           I know everyone knows this classic Indian dal recipe which can be made in every kitchenBatting Eyelashes. Today I want to share my way to prepare this easy, healthy and wholesum Methi dal recipe. Since Dal is always made in my kitchen with sum variations like Jeera dal, Tadka dal, Palak dal etc……(will share recipes soon) but we don’t get bored as this is good way to include proteins into your dietThumbsup . The Methi leaves are flavorful, healthy and also diabetic friendly.It can be served with rice, chapathi, salad or papad.

               

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Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2-3

 

Ingredient

Moong dal

1/4 cup

Toor dal

1/4 cup

Methi leaves

1 cup

Tomato

1

Asafetida

A pinch

Turmeric

1/4tsp

Red chili powder

1/2 tsp

Garam Masala

1/2 tsp

Jaggery

1 small piece

Salt

To taste

Water

As required

 

To Temper

Oil+ghee

1+1 tbp

Cumin/jeera

1/2 tsp

Mustard

1/2 tsp

Curry leaves

5-6

Ginger garlic

1 tsp

 

 How to make?

  • Pressure cook dal  with turmeric and asafetida upto 3 whistles.

  • Meantime gently remove the methi leaves from its stem, wash it 2/3 times. Sprinkle some salt and keep aside for 10 min. Rinse them in a water. This will reduce the bitterness of methi leaves.

  • Heat pan with ghee and oil on a medium flame. Add cumin and mustard seeds, allow it to crackle for few minutes. Add curry leaves, asafetida and ginger garlic, saute for few seconds.

  • Add tomatoes with salt, red chili powder, garam masala fry till tomatoes turn mushy/soft.

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  • Add washed methi leaves and cook for 4-5 minutes till it reduces its volume. Add jaggery and stir well.

  • Add Cooked dal and stir again. Add required water (I added 1 & 1/2 cup) and let it boil on low flame about 5 minutes.

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  • Serve with hot chapati’s and steam rice.

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Notes:

  • If you want, you can add green chili also.

  • To adjust the bitterness of methi leaves, I added a piece of jaggery. If you want, you can skip.

  • You can use any kind of lentils but I preferred same qty of moong and toor dal.

 

 

 

13 comments:

  1. love this dal....it looks super yummy ...

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  2. Have seen frozen methi leaves but have no idea how to use so thanks for the recipe

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  3. comforting and yummy dal!! lovely clicks!!

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  4. Healthy and comforting dal, looks delicious.

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  5. this is so tempting and inviting:) Gonna try this soon, i am loving it :)

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  6. aah.. the comfort food looks so appealing ..

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