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methi dal recipe | methi dal fry recipe | how to make dal methi fry with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy, tasty and nutritious, full of protein packed dal recipe cooked with fenugreek leaves and pigeon pea lentils. it is commonly served with hot steamed rice, jeera rice or pulao recipes, roti’s and chapati for lunch and dinner.
methi dal recipemethi dal recipe | methi dal fry recipe | how to make dal methi fry with step by step photo and video recipe. a simple and healthy dal recipe which can be prepared on daily basis for your daily meals. it is typically prepared with just toor dal and fresh methi leaves, but it can be easily extended with combination of moong dal or masoor dal. further methi leaves are bitter in taste by nature, but taste great when cooked with lentil and spices.

there are myriad variations and to this traditional and simple methi dal fry recipe. the variation completely depends upon the region and each state of india has its own way of cooking to this recipe. one such popular variation is menthu kura pappu or menthi kura pappu from telugu cuisine or andhra cuisine. in andhra style it is typically cooked with mixed dal of toor dal and yellow moong dal. whereas in the western india it is popularly known as methu nu dal and it a combination of masoor and toor dal. to be honest, this recipe was shared by my friend devaki bapat-kher, maharashtra version with kokum. but i have kept it simple with tomatoes.

methi dal fry recipewhile there isn’t much complicated steps in this methi dal fry recipe, yet i would like to share some tips and recommendations. firstly, if you do not prefer the bitterness of methi leaves, soak it in warm salt water for 15 minutes and then squeeze it. i personally do not recommend this step as you would be losing all the nutrition. secondly, i have added tomatoes and onion combination, similar to other dal recipes. however kokum juice or even tamarind juice can be added as alternative to tomatoes. lastly, you can prepare the same recipe with frozen methi leaves, but fresh leaves tastes better.

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Recipe type: dal
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 4 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bunch methi / fenugreek leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups toor dal, cooked
  • 1 cup water, or as required
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil.
  2. add in 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp jeera, 2 dried red chilli, pinch of hing and few curry leaves. allow to splutter.
  3. further add 4 clove of chopped garlic and saute to golden.
  4. additionally add in 1 onion and 2 green chilli. saute well.
  5. furthermore add in 1 tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
  6. also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and salt to taste. saute for a minute.
  7. now add 1 bunch of chopped methi / fenugreek leaves.
  8. saute till the methi leaves shrinks.
  9. further add 2 cups of cooked toor dal.
  10. mix well adding water if required to adjust consistency.
  11. cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  12. finally, serve methi dal with rice or roti.


how to make methi dal fry with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil.
    methi dal recipe
  2. add in 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp jeera, 2 dried red chilli, pinch of hing and few curry leaves. allow to splutter.
    methi dal recipe
  3. further add 4 clove of chopped garlic and saute to golden.
    methi dal recipe
  4. additionally add in 1 onion and 2 green chilli. saute well.
    methi dal recipe
  5. furthermore add in 1 tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
    methi dal recipe
  6. also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and salt to taste. saute for a minute.
    methi dal fry recipe
  7. now add 1 bunch of chopped methi / fenugreek leaves.
    methi dal fry recipe
  8. saute till the methi leaves shrinks.
    methi dal fry recipe
  9. further add 2 cups of cooked toor dal.
    how to make dal methi fry
  10. mix well adding water if required to adjust consistency.
    how to make dal methi fry
  11. cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
    how to make dal methi fry
  12. finally, serve methi dal with rice or roti.
    methi dal fry recipe


notes:

  • firstly, if the methi is too bitter then oak methi in a tsp of salt for 15 minutes and later squeeze off.
  • also instead of tomato you can use kokam or tamarind juice.
  • additionally, tempering can be prepared and poured separately at the end.
  • finally, methi dal taste great when prepared slightly watery.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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