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.

I used:

Moong dhal-1/2 cup
Tomato-1,halved
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…

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#61

Bon Appetit….

15 thoughts on “Simple Methi Dal”

  1. When ever I see fresh methi leaves, I buy them and add it in whatever dish I make that day. It surely enhances the flavour of the dish. Dhal with methi leaves sounds absolutely delicious..

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