May 27, 2011

Methi Dal - Indian Lentil soup with Fenugreek Leaves.

Ingredients
Methi ( Fenugreek)  leaves - A bunch
Toor dal  -1 cup
Oil - 1 tblpsn
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Garlic clove - 4 (crushed)
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 tspn
Dried red chilli - 2 (Broken into two)
Green chillies - 4 (sliced)
Onion (small size)- 1 (chopped ) 
Tomato -1 (chopped)
Tamaring pulp - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Water as required
Preparation
1.Cook the dal with salt,turmeric powder,tomato and water in a pressure cooker.
2.Heat oil in a deep pan.Splutter mustard seeds and crackle cumin seeds.
3.Add dried red chillies,garlic,asafoetida powder,onion,green chillies and curry leaves.
4.Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes at high heat till the onions turn golden.
5.Add the methi leaves and toss it.Cover & cook for about 10 minutes at medium heat.
6.Add the cooked dal and tamarind pulp.It has to be  soup consistency, not like a thick paste, so add water if you need to at this time.
7.Add salt if necessary.
8.Cover & cook at medium heat for about 8-10 minutes.

Serve with Roti or Rice.

19 comments:

  1. hey dats my fav...i make dis wen i get methi leaves...the mature ones..the tender shoots i make thoran but the big ones i love it in curry

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  2. So flavorful n delicious it looks!
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  3. pappu is my fav recipe.....
    itz looking yummy...

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  4. healthy dal..looks delicious..addition of methi leaves makes it more nutritious..

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  6. Yum yum .. anytime comfort food. Looks good.

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  7. oh my, one of my favorites. makes me so hungry dear.

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  8. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

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  9. Rich and delicious dal. Looks very inviting Saranya.

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  10. My favourite dal, healthy and tasty.

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  11. I love the methi leaves flavor in daal...healthy too

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  12. Yum yum.... simple and delicious....

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    Methi dal looks simple yet delicious !! love to have with chapati's !!

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  15. One of my favorite, love the flavor of the dal and simplicity of the recipe!

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  16. This is such a comfort food.. love it anytime!!

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