Sunday, February 27, 2011

Methi dal

Remember the methi sprouts that LG & I planted that made an appearance in this post? Well, the methi has grown splendidly and with some of it, I made this dal for lunch.

What you need:
Moong dal - 3/4 cup
Methi leaves - 1 cup, washed and finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Green chilli - 2 or 3, minced
Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
Tomato - 2 large juicy ones, chopped
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Add two cups of water to the moong dal. Add methi leaves, salt and turmeric powder. Cook in the pressure cooker till one whistle, reduce the flame and cook for another five minutes.
In a pan, heat the oil and ghee. Add cumin seeds When the seeds sputter, add the chopped garlic, green chillies and onions. Fry on a low flame until they start to brown. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till soft and mushy. Pour the cooked dal over this. Add some water if needed and let it boil for 5-8 minutes.
Serve with rice or roti.


notyet100 said...

dal looks delicious

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice and healthy..

PJ said...

Lovely dish to go with rice and chapathi.Yumm..Kindly accept an award from here

Lavi said...

Thats a Great Harvest my mom and kid!
i should also try..
Nice pic!

Priya said...

Thats a comforting methi dal..

Kadhyaa... said...

that dal luks so yum

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Simple and comforting dhal..

sra said...

I usually make this with tur dal and the bigger methi leaves. So nice to be able to grow your own!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Simply love it :)

krishna said...

I love the methi flavors and the slight bitterness of it. And with dal it surely is a great combo, yours look delicious!

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Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

looks easy and good!!

webdework said...

Methi dal is one of my favourite dal. Your variation for making this is seems to be very innovative.It felt that a very good flavour comes out of this variation. So, I think to take a try to cook it in my home.. hope my family members apprecite my cooking..
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