Unintentionally,I have been posting recipes with Methi / Fenugreek leaves for the past 2 days. The theme I chose for Blogging Marathon #61, Week 1 is Meal Ideas.This is my third post in this series.
These are the dishes that got done a couple of months back and I decided to post them for this theme. And just when I was writing this post, I realized that all the 3 dishes for this theme is methi based!!
Anyway, this is a simple recipe and a comfort dish.I served this with steamed rice and a cauliflower-potato curry.
Moong dhal-1/2 cup
Fenugreek leaves / Methi- from a small bunch
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Garlic- 2 pods, grated
Shallots- 5,big, peeled and chopped
Red chilies- 2,broken
Turmeric powder- a large pinch
Sambar powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Wash moong dal and drain.In a vessel take the washed moong dal, tomato, turmeric and add 1 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook for 10 minutes / till done. Once the pressure releases, remove the vessel and let it cool a bit. Remove the skin of the tomato and whisk [or use a Maththu] the dal and tomato.
Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When it crackles, add the shallots and garlic.Saute till the onions turn soft. Add the red chili and chopped fenugreek leaves.Saute for a minute and add the dal and bring to boil.
Add salt and sambar powder. Simmer for a few minutes and remove from heat.
Serve with steamed rice…