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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

METHI DHAL / METHIWALI DAL / METHI DAL



This is a simple and healthy dhal with the aroma of methi leaves and good for diabetes, and controls blood sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

Masoor dhal OR Toor dhal - 1/2 cup

Methi leaves - 1 bunch
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Dry red chilly - 1
Green chillies -1

Tomato - 1
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp.

Fresh peas  - 2 tablespoons (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp.
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp. (optional)
Hing - a pinch
Butter / Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt - as per taste

METHOD:

Pressure cook dhal with turmeric powder. Mash well. Keep aside.

Chop tomatoes into small pieces. Chop methi leaves roughly. Chop green chillies. Grate ginger.

In a pan, melt butter. When hot, add cumin seeds. When it sizzles, add the red chillies, and hing. Add in the chopped green chillies, ginger and tomatoes. Saute for 2 minutes. Now add the chopped methi leaves and peas alongwith salt. When the leaves wilt, add all the powders. Saute for 1 minute and add the pressure cooked dhal. Pour in 1/2 cup of water and allow it to boil till the masala flavours are infused in the dhal. Mix well and serve hot with rotis or parathas.

It can also be mixed with hot cooked rice and ghee.

21 comments :

  1. Healthy and easy to make dhal...Looks so tempting...

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  2. No onion, no garlic yet a delicious side dish.

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  3. Yummy dal..my favourite food anytime.

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  4. love the flavour of methi...good one

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  5. Very simple and healthy dal. Nice addition of methi

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  6. Love the flavor of methi, delicious dal..

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  7. simple and healthy dhal love to have it with chapathi ...

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  8. Super delicious,healthy and my kind of comforting food..

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  9. Super healthy and simply delicious one !!!!

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  10. wow that was so healthy n yummy dish....

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  11. Methiwali dal luks delicious and healthy

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  12. it looks superb. I love this dal anytime

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  13. looks so yummy and healthy.

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  14. I really donno how to cook without onions.Nice recipe..looks so homey !!

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  15. yummm yummm..! wonderful presentation
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. I love daal n methi too... but never cooked them together. I'm definitely going to try this one..

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  17. Delicious and flavorful dhal,looks healthy and yum....nice presentation....

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  18. I use moong dal . will try with masoor dal soon :)

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  19. I love the combination of tur dal and methi .looks v delicious.

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